Naxos Sangri

Its name is a corruption of Saint Croix that is the French name of the neighboring monastery of Timios Stavros (Holy Cross, today: Bazeos tower). In Kato Sangri, next to the church of Evaggelismos (Annunciation), there are tower ruins. Ano Sangri has exquisite architecture and you should take a walk in the whitewashed alleys. At the entrance of the village, after the tall windmills, you will see the impressive Agios Eleftherios, a tower-like church with old buildings that used to operate as a school during the Turkish and the Venetian rule. In the plain stretching north and mainly south of Sangri there are scattered towers (Palaiologou, Sommaripa, Della Rocca) and significant Byzantine chapels, such as Panagia Kaloritissa, Panagia Arkouliotissa (or Arkoulou), Agios Artemios, Agios Georgios, Agios Nikolaos, Agios Ioannis Theologos Adisarou and many more, where incredible frescoes are still preserved. South of Ano Sangri, an asphalt road crosses the wheat fields and after 4km it takes you to the archaeological site of Gyroula.

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