Naxos Eggares

Nikos Kazantzakis, who spent his holidays here, referred to Eggares in the “Report to Greco” as an earthly paradise. It is 7km from Naxos town and located in a lush valley at the foot of the mountain Korakia. In the centre of Eggares there stands the church of Koimisis tis Theotokou (Assumption of the Virgin Mary) and right next to the church is the big square. The settlement is crossed by two rivers. Along the one river there exist the abandoned settlements Mesa Geitonia with the Tower of Foufopoulos and Lagkada. Also, seven water mills have been declared as preserved.

The two restored olive oil mills are also remarkable sites.

Outside Eggares you will meet a wonderful marble bridge built in 1898.


– Eggares produce oil, potatoes, citrus fruits, cheese products.

– There are taverns.

Eggares (Photography: George Detsis)
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