The 5 museums to see
Anyone who is in Naxos for a few days will have the opportunity to get acquainted with the history of the island through the interesting museums located both in Chora and in the villages. We recommend the 5 museums a must visit for anyone visiting the island for the first time.
Naxos Archaeological Museum
In an area full of monuments and Venetian buildings, in Naxos Town, is the Archaeological Museum of Naxos. Among the hundreds of exhibits, you will find the famous Cycladic figurines as well as a beautiful mosaic. The Archaeological Museum is located almost at the top of the Castle, next to the Cathedral of the Catholics and the Capuchin Monastery.
Gyroula Archaeological Museum
In the lush Sangri, there is the archaeological museum of “Gyroula”, which has received international awards for its construction and harmonization with the natural environment. The museum’s halls are home to important finds from the Temple of Demeter dating to the early 6th century BC.
Geological Museum of Apeiranthos
It is one of the most important museums of its kind in Greece. The Geological Museum of Apethanthos is located at the entrance of the village. Its showcases feature over 2500 rare rocks.
The glamor of old Naxos, the tradition and habits of the people who lived in the Castle “come alive” in the Venetian Museum. The entrance of the Venetian Museum is at Naxos Castle, at the Trani Door, at the northwestern gate of the Castle.
In an imposing Venetian tower, in a building-symbol of Naxos Town is the Byzantine Museum of Naxos which is at the same time the first Byzantine Museum of the Cyclades. It is located in the Castle of Naxos, in the Tower of Crispi or Tower of Glezos. The entrance to the museum is at the Trani Door, at the northwest gate of the Castle.