Naxos is a Greek island with an area of 429.79 square kilometers. and is 103 nm. from Piraeus. It is the largest island of the Cyclades, in the Aegean Sea. Traditionally, the first inhabitants of the island were the Thracians and the Pelasgians

Archaeological Museum
In an area full of monuments and Venetian buildings, in Naxos Town, is the Archaeological Museum of Naxos. Among the hundreds of exhibits, you will find the famous Cycladic figurines as well as a beautiful mosaic. Location: The Archaeological Museum is located almost at the top of the Castle, next to the Cathedral of the Catholics and the Monastery of the Capuchins. What you will see there: In the historic building of the Emporiki School of the island – where students of important art and intellectuals, such as Nikos Kazantzakis, studied as students, the Archaeological Museum of Naxos is housed. His collections include a series of particularly important and rare exhibits, dating back to the 5th century BC. until the 5th century AD. Among them is the trademark of the islands of the Cyclades, the marble figurines of 3200 BC. The visitor’s attention is the vase of the Mycenaean period, the ceramics of the Hellenistic period, and the ancient sculptures! The Archaeological Museum of Naxos is open all day of the week, except Mondays from 08:30 to 15:00.
Hellenic Monetary Collection
In Sagri, there is the Archaeological Museum of Gyroula, which has received international awards for its construction and its harmonization with the natural environment. The museum’s halls host important findings from the Temple of Demeter dating back to the beginning of the 6th century B.C. . Location: The Archaeological Museum “Gyroula” is located in the village of Sagri, in the center of the island, in the wider archaeological site of Gyroula, under the sanctuary of Demeter. What you will see there: In the two sections of the Archaeological Museum of Gyroula are exposed important sections that were not used during the restoration works of the Temple of Demeter as well as archaeological finds from the excavations that took place in the wider area. In the first part of the museum there are sections of the pediment, the roof, but also the columns that were inside the temple, statues of Kouros and inscriptions. In the second part of the museum, findings from the Early Christian temple are exhibited: portions of the pulpit, marble windows, and ceramic pots and tools. The Archaeological Museum of Gyroula is open daily from 08:30 until 15:00, except on Monday.
The museums of Aperanthos
The village of Aperanthos, is the only village of Naxos which has 4 museums and all of them are around the center of the village. The Archaeological museum of Aperanthos: It is located in the center of the village and it features important finds dating from prehistoric times and brought to light the archaeological excavation. It belongs to the Ministry of Culture and has the name of the inspirer of the creation of the Museum of Mathematics, Professor Michalis Bardanis. The important scientist gathered the most, giving them to the state and urging the rest villagers to do the same. The Geological Museum of Aperanthos: It is one of the most important museums of its kind in Greece. The Geological Museum of Apiranthos is at the entrance of the village. More than 2500 rare stones are exhibited in its showrooms, both from the village, Naxos and the Cyclades, as well as from the rest of Greece and various regions of the world. The Museum of Natural History of Aperanthos: It is located at the entrance of the village and its exhibits are of particular interest. It has special departments dedicated to the sea and land. The visitor will admire a large natural aquarium in the first part of the museum, as well as a wonderful collection of 265 shells on the island. In the section devoted to the land, the collection of the flora found in the water basin of the Perahoritis torrent is very close to the village. In the same section, there are samples of the fauna of Naxos. It is open to the public all days (except holidays) from May to October from 11.00 to 17.30. The Museum of Fine Arts of Aperanthos: The Museum of Fine Arts operates in a hall of the Cultural Center of Aperanthos. It was a vision of Manolis Glezos and Nikos Katsouros , which became reality. The museum exhibits works of 75 Fine Art Artists (painters, sculptors, engravers and potters) and artists from all over Greece. The entrance fee is 2 euros. The museum is open to the public all days (except holidays) from May to October from 11:00 to 17:30. The Folklore Museum of Aperanthos: It is housed in a traditional house, located in the village square. The museum consists of three rooms (kitchen, loft and bedroom workshop) and a yard. It is a representation of the interior of a villa, just as it was 100 years ago. Visitors can get to know everyday the farm tools, the shepherd’s tools and the clothes of the inhabitants of Apernathos through the years.