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Naxos - Koufonisia

Naxos is the largest of the Cyclades island group in the Aegean. It was the centre of archaic Cycladic culture. The island is famous as a source of emery, a rock rich in corundum, which until modern time was one of the best abrasives available. The largest town and capital of the island is Chora or Naxos City, with 6,533 inhabitants.
Pano Koufonisi is the smallest and most densely populated island of the Cycladic island group. It has an area of 3.5 km2 and 366 residents. The main occupation of the locals is fishing and, in recent years, tourism. Compared to its population, it has one of the biggest fishing fleets in Greece. Its sandy beaches make up the island's picture. Koufonisi has only been developed the last ten years, as far as tourism is concerned, so the natural beauty and its traditional colour has remained unfaded.
Arriving at the port of Naxos. Cycladic colours. I need desperately vacations. At the port of Naxos. The yellow bicycle, somewhere in Naxos. Portara, Naxos. Walking in Ano Koufonisi.
Agia Anna beach. The harbour and the castle of Naxos. Relaxing in Naxos. Chora, Naxos. Naxos. The port. Windmill in Koufonisia. Arrival at Ano Koufonisi.
Windows 2016. Relaxing in Koufonisia. Octopuses in the sun. Windmill in Koufonisia. Shells of Naxos. In the alleys of Naxos. Details at Ano Koufonisi.
Relaxing at Naxos. Chora, Naxos. Windmill at Ano Koufonisi. Portara and the castle of Naxos. Catholic Cathedral of Naxos. The town of Naxos. Chora, Naxos.
Portara, Naxos. Eggares Olive Press, at Naxos. The harbour and the castle of Naxos.