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Kastro, Naxos Town

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A fortification built to help protect and house the citizens of Naxos, Kastro now hosts museums, galleries, churches, and shops, as well as a number of residential homes. Wander through the four-story Venetian construction to discover a wide range of historical attractions and activities, or simply relax and take in the superb views. History buffs should tour the on-site museum to learn more about Venetian rule of the island. Stores offering elaborate textiles and pottery works are ideal for souvenir shopping. For travelers who use our international travel planner, Naxos Town holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the Kastro and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
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  • The Kastro, or the Venetian Castle of Naxos is much more easier to spot from the port or from the Portara gate than to find it. From those points you can see it rising above the whitewashed houses... 
    The Kastro, or the Venetian Castle of Naxos is much more easier to spot from the port or from the Portara gate than to find it. From those points you can see it rising above the whitewashed houses...  more »
  • We spent more than 30 minutes walking around the narrow streets above the harbor, looking for The Castle. When we asked directions, we received vague answers like “just keep going up.” We could see... 
    We spent more than 30 minutes walking around the narrow streets above the harbor, looking for The Castle. When we asked directions, we received vague answers like “just keep going up.” We could see...  more »

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