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CULTURAL MAP OF NAXOS

A precious map of Naxos dedicated to the lovers of the cultural but also the pedestrian tourism circulates from the GREEK TOURISTIC ORGANIZATION with the collaboration of AGRO-TOURISTIC HM and Cultural Organism CENTURY, giving the possibility to the island’s visitors to discover all the places of interest.
The form in two languages, Greek and English, presents in one aspect the island’s mapping with the assiduity of cartographic company ASCENT, where all the localities, interesting places and potential ways are reported.
In the other aspect it presents fourteen selective points with organization and modern infrastructures, which reflect the cultural physiognomy of the island.
The Castle of the Capital, the Metropolis of Catholics, the Tower of Mpazaios, Virgin Mary Drosiani, the Archaeological Museum, are only some of the important places of interest that Naxosallocates, details for which are reported in the Cultural Chart of the island
The map, which is sold free of charge in the public, aims not only to inform the visitor for the multifaceted picture of the place, but to prompt and facilitate him to discover beyond the particular natural beauty of the landscape, the reasons for which Naxos constitutes an ineluctable cultural destination.


Monastery of Timios Stavros
Bazeos Castle Naxos


“Worship” and “Tamata” are simple words with complex meanings that reflect man’s basic needs, sentiments, characteristics and actions such as veneration and religiosity, faith, hope, prayer, dedication, salvation and atonement. All of the above mentioned qualities are encompassed in a type of object, tamata, and come to life in the context of a specific religious ritual: the practice of offering, always in conjunction with the belief in divine presence, While tamata remain in the mundane world, they have the “lofty” mission of mediating the association of man with the saints. Likewise, they are intrinsically worldly, valued as objects with general, physical and observable characteristics.

Sophia Handaka
Tokens of Worship
With a text by Platon Rivellis and photographs by Maria Houlaki
Price 25euro