Filoti & Halki
Filoti is a nice village, 19 kilometres from Naxos Town and it is settled well up on the flank of Zas mountain and it is surrounded by olive groves. There are quite a few cafes and taverns, many of them been shaded by a massive plane tree.
Halki or Tragea (16 Km from Naxos Town) once administrative centre, is a beautiful village with long history. It is situated in the middle of an olive grove with towers built by Byzantines and Venetians. The Virgin at Aria Church at Filoti region is a single spaced domed church with notable 13th-14th century painted decoration.
Protothronos Virgin church at Halki with fine frescoes from Early Christian, middle Byzantine and late Byzantine periods is worth a visit. Saint George Diasorites is a brilliant 11th century AD church with marvelous architecture and frescoes.
Damniotissa Virgin, west of town of Kaloxylos in the area, has exceptional architecture and frescoes. Barotsi – Frangopoulou – Gratsia tower has three floors and was built the 17th century by the Venetian family Barotsi.