Galini & Eggares
Galini is 5 kilometres away north of Naxos Town and it is a traditional and quiet and peaceful village, in the verdant Galini Valley. The area is surrounded by orchards and farms and the beach (Amitis beach) is only 1500 metres away from the village. In the village are a few taverns and there is a mini market. Hotel Naxos Filoxenia (www.naxos-filoxenia.com) in Galini offers an excellent accommodation
Ypsilotera Virgin is a tower monastery and it is said to be the strongest fortress on the island.
It was both a base for operations and a hide place of the region.
Inside the tower there is a post-Byzantine church with an excellent temple (third photo on the left).
The tower of Ypsilotera Virgin was founded in in 1600 by Iakovos Kokkos.
Please note, Ypsilotera Virgin is currently closed to public access.
Eggares is a traditional agricultural village, not very “touched” by tourism. It is situated about 7 Km north of Naxos Town in a lovely and very fertile valley. The nearest beach is Amitis (1 kilometre away). In the village are few taverns and there is a mini market. Naxos Filoxenia (www.naxos-filoxeia.com) in Galini is a traditional accommodation with view of the vertile valley and the sea.
The Old Olive Press Museum (www.olivemuseum.com) in Eggares is worth a visit.