Koronos

It is one of the biggest and most significant mountain villages of Naxos with a valuable tradition and history. It is located at a distance of 34km far from Chora in the northeastern part of the island. In the past its residents dealt with the mining of emery, of this mineral that gave glory and financial prosperity to the island.
 
Nowadays this activity is very limited and local people mainly deal with agriculture and livestock farming. However, everyone can visit the old emery mines facilities on the way to Lionas and see with their own eyes the impressive cable railway, which is 16km long and it used to transfer the mineral from the village down to the port of Moutsouna. Koronos is built on the opposite side of the road and there is a gorge between them. In spite of its narrow streets, traditional shelters, whitewashed houses and all these typical characteristics of Cyclades, you still have the impression that you are in front of a typical landscape of Northern Greece.

It is worth going for a walk towards the bridge that will lead you to small traditional cafιs where raki and local snacks are served. There are also traditional restaurants where you can taste meat and cheese of excellent quality. Besides, the village is renowned for its products and it is considered to be the ideal destination for those who are looking for special gastronomic suggestions. Another unique experience can be a stroll towards the church of Agia Marina, which is surrounded by neat and tidy courtyards, cheerful and hospitable people. Discuss with them and get to know better the local culture.
 
The village has also a remarkable Folk Art Museum. In the summertime the residents organize a big feast where lots of people gather to have fun with plenty of food, wine and dance, of course. Another attraction of the area is definitely the church of Panagia Argokiliotissa where thousands of people gather each year on its celebration Day. It is built on a dominant position with an excellent view to the blue sea. Finally, it is worth visiting the medieval settlement called Atsipapi which sends you back to old ages.
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