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The oldest village on the island, it is 26
kilometers (16 miles) to the east of Naxos town. Built at the foot
of mount Fanari (883 meters/2897 feet), it is in a beautiful spot.
The village has retained its traditional appearance, and has very
narrow streets that are paved with marble, beautiful two-storey
houses built from local stone, sloping alleys, Venetian towers,
diagonally ribbed vaulting, beautiful churches and small, charming
squares offering picturesque kafenions and pleasant little tavernas.
The inhabitants are still very attached to their traditions (among
others, weaving) and have their own dialect. In Apiranthos you will
also find archeological, geological and forclore museums.