Continuing on the road leading away from Filoti, further north compared to the day before, we find Apeirantho, considered by many as the most beautiful and picturesque village in Naxos. It is worth getting lost in its cobbled alleys and sit on a veranda with a great view (or on the main square under the sycamore tree) for a drink or dessert. If you have enough time, visit the museums of Apeiranthos (archaeological, folklore, geological and natural history museums).
The closest beach is the little harbour of Moutsouna. The road is steep with dangerous pinturns and at a high altitude, but the remarkable view it offers is rewarding. Just before reaching the beach you will notice along the way the teleferics with which ameryn (a high endurance, rare stone) used to be transpored from the mine to the port. (Advice: from the parking spot, instead of heading left, head right towards a deserted boat where you will find a small bay much more tranquile and beautiful). The choices of course are endless, if you follow the coastal route, you will come across sandy beaches and many other bays. For those who like to explore, head towards Panermo, a scenic bay south of the island with ruins of an ancient settlement.
On your way back, if time allows, follow the road to Korono and at the turn for Sifones you can visit the village of Moni, which is also very picturesque. It is a beautiful walk through the only road entering the village passing by the main square with the sycamore tree all the way to the well. At the main square you will find the cultural association’s shop selling the textiles it is famous for and much more. Leaving from the village, on the way to Halki do not forget to stop at the one the most ancient churches in the Balkans, the church of Panagia Drosiani. (Advice: ring the church bell and wait for the priest or his wife to come and open up the church for you and give you a tour).
During the evening we recommend you take a look at the social calendar of the Dellaroka Tower at the main town’s castle and have a unique experience from the veranda of the Tower.