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 A colossal stone statue, or kouros, abandoned on the hillside around the 6th century BC has turned the relatively remote northeast seaside village of APOLLONAS into a tourist Mecca.

This was once, like nearby Moutsouna and Lionas, an emery exporting port until the trade died. Now tourism is the main money spinner with regular tour buses from Naxos Town, about 54km away and plenty of local hotels and apartments as well as tavernas and cafes.

Apollonas beach is very public, overlooked as it is by dozens of taverna tables (there is even a taverna called Baywatch) but it has nice soft sand with shingle here and there. To the west is a walk around the rocky headland to another beach, wilder and a little more private.

The kouros is just outside the village on a well marked route. The statue is more than 10 metres from top to toe and some cement steps have been built around it to provide visitors with easy access. There are plenty of those with tour buses from Naxos Town arriving in droves throughout the summer.

Tavernas and cafes have sprouted up on the wall around the small sand beach to satisfy the hunger and thirst of the visiting tourists. Until the development of Agia Anna and Prokopios this was the main alternative resort to Agios Giorgios.

Also worth seeing are the old marble quarries at EMPOLI. Many works of art have been created from the fine marble mined from here.

 
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Adonis hotel
Email : info@naxos-hotel-adonis.com Phone : 30 22850 67060
Web :   www.naxos-hotel-adonis.com Fax : 30 22850 67023
           
Description :   Adonis Hotel is the perfect solution for everyone who wants to visit the unique island of Naxos. You will find a quite, warm family environment, ideal for relaxation which offers, however, all the modern facilities. Also, it is the perfect point to start exploring the numerous picturesque villages of the island and the beautiful beaches with the deep-blue water.
           
 
Flora's Apartments
Email : info@flora-apts.gr Phone : 30 22850 67070
Web :   www.flora-apts.gr Fax : 30 210 2924690
         
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