Bazeos Tower

At a distance of 12km away from Chora, near the village of Sagri, Bazeos Tower or also called “Timios Stavros” (“Holy Cross”) is located. It has a prominent position in the plain of Agiassos and it belongs to the category of the tower-monasteries of the island. It was built around the 16th century and it functioned as a monastery until the early 19th century when it was abandoned and became property of the Greek state.
 
Later, it was sold to Bazeos family to which still belongs. In the summer of 2001 the first festival took place in the tower while last summer the tower completed 10 years of constant action and progress, managing to become an institution for the island of Naxos.
 
The cultural non-profit organization, “AION” is in charge for it. The festival is in constant collaboration with several organizations, cultural operators and museums, such as Benaki Museum, in order to offer each year fresh cultural approaches. Among the activities offered, the visitor has the chance to see theatrical performances, music and dance shows as well as temporary exhibitions.
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