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Koronos, Naxos Island

Koronos is a traditional mountainous village of the inland, situated at an altitude of more than 500 meters, at a distance of 35 kilometers far from the town of Naxos (Chora) at the Northeast. The area around the village is full of cultivations, mainly vineyards. It counts some 600 permanent residents occupied in agriculture, stock breeding and to a lesser extent in tourism.

Few accommodation facilities are available in this quiet place.
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There are a lot of sightseeing both in the village itself and the broader area. Many visitors come here to see the excellent houses, the scenic old square of the village with the current waters and the traditional cafés, to stroll about the narrow streets with the nice arches and enjoy a wonderful atmosphere. The visitor will certainly admire the spring of Platsa at the center of the village and taste the dishes of the local kitchen in the scenic taverns. It is also worth seeing the old churches , visiting the old oil-presses and having a look to the interesting folk collection of the village and the exhibition of traditional embroidery.

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Don’t miss to see the War Memorial, a work of the well known Greek sculptor Armakollas, a monument in honor of the executed during the nazi occupation of the village. You will also see the bust of Nikeforos Mandilaras, whose origin was from this village.

Close enough to the village, almost at the top of mountain Koronos, at an altitude of 930 meters, you will see the “Kako Spilio” (“the evil cave” in Greek), which in antiquity was a worship place of Dionysus. Finally, on your way off the village, you may visit the Emery Museum and the Industrial Park of the Emery mines.

Swimming is possible at the nice beach of Lionas, close enough to the settlement, at the eastern coast of the island.

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The events and local feasts of the village are famous all over the island and attract numerous visitors. The most well known events are the happenings of Shrove Monday and of Kledonas on the 24th of June. There are also several local religious feasts (“panighyri”): on the 17th of July in honor of Aghia Marina, on Friday following Easter, in honor of Panaghia Argokoiliotissa (Virgin Mary) and on the 23rd of August in honor of Panaghia Kera (“our Lady Virgin Mary”). It goes without saying that all the events are accompanied by local music, dances, abundant wine and local delicacies.

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In case of any problem you may address to the local Medical Center, or to the corresponding services of the town of Naxos, some 35 kilometers southwestern to the village.

Access to Koronos is possible by public buses and by rented or private car and motorbikes.
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