Damalas is a small village on the right side of the main road leading to Tragaia (14km from the main town of Naxos). It is amphitheatrically built at the foot of “La(g)ou to Vouni” hill and visible from many points throughout Naxos. It is worth strolling through the village’s alleys and whitewashed back streets. Some of Damalas’s sites:
The Church of Aghia Eirini (1800) with its elaborate marble temple, situated at the highest point of the village.
At the north-western edge of the village, the “resurrected” old olive oil mill, with its well preserved machines dating back to the same chronological era as the Church.
Entering the village, you have the opportunity to visit the traditional pottery workshop, where you can become familiar with art of pottery making but also create pottery of your own.