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Melanes & Potamia

  • Distance from Naxos Town: Melanes: 8 Km
  • Distance from Naxos Town: Potamia: 9 Km
  • Taverns, ouzeri, mini markets are available
  • Nearest villages: Agios Thalaleos, Kourounohori, Halki

Melanes & Potamia Villages

Potamia is a group of 3 pretty villages, Pano Potamia, Kato Potamia and Mesi Potamia. It is narrow lush green valley that offers relaxation in a beautiful surrounding.

Melanes is a village built in one of the most lush, green valley's on the island, where the running water was used to set in motion the now deserted water mills. Near Melanes, at Flerio, there is another half finished statue of a kouros which has been left lying in an olive grove, just in the place where the ancient sculptors left it. It dates back to the 7th century BC, and is one of the best known statues of its kind in Naxos.

Sightseeing in Melanes & Potamia

  • The church of Agios Mamas, patron Saint of the shepherds since the 9th century. It is believed that it was an Orthodox Cathedral and in 1207 was converted to a Catholic church.
  • In Kalamitsia area the Tower Palace since 17th century. It was a resort of the Jesuit monks.
  • The tower of Frangopoulou - Dellaroka at Kourounohori village.
  • The church of Agios Artemios since 18th century, north to Kinidaros village.
  • In Flerio quarry, the statue of Kouros since 7th century BC. (second picture on the right)

Potamia & Melanes Images

Potamia Village in Naxos Island Cyclades Greece
Naxos Kouros in Melanes - Flerio

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