Naxos, also known as the island of Ariadne, is the largest and most picturesque one among Cyclades islands, which are situated in the heart of the Aegean Sea. The western part is flat and fertile while the eastern mountainous with highest peak the sacred mountain Zeus or Zas (1004 meters). According to Greek mythology this was the place where the father of the gods, Zeus, spent his childhood. Dionysos, the protector god of the vineyards and feasts, was also born in Naxos island. He was married to Ariadne, an immortal nymph and daughter of King Minos. Ariadne has also linked her name with the island.
Naxos Town is a wonderful example of an inhabited castle in the center of the old town. It impresses with the beauty and the real maze of small roads, which ensure protection against pirates, who would definitely be lost in them.
Today these streets are lined with traditional restaurants, bars, cafes and shops that make visitors wanting to walk for hours in Chora.
Numerous villages in the interior offer visitors a wonderful combination of monuments, architecture, unparalleled landscapes and traditional products in the taverns.
In Naxos, except from the high quality food with local products, visitors will be initiated into the famous cheeses such as graviera, arseniko, anthotiro, xinotiro, and many more, and of course the famous traditional drink Citrus of Naxos.
Naxos is famous for its endless sandy beaches with green-blue waters.
The closest beaches to Panorama are those of Agia Anna, Agios Prokopios and Grotta.