It is a small picturesque village with really few permanent residents located between Apollonas and Skado and probably that explains why it is called Mesi, which means “middle”. In the past it was also one of the emery villages of Naxos. Nowadays, its very few residents deal with agriculture and livestock farming. The village has a perennial plane tree that is considered to be the centre of all cultural events such as feasts and festivals.
The visitor can spend his time in the Folk Art Museum which is located in the primary school and in the renovated oil press, as well. In the region there are also two caves, the cave of Drakontas and the cave of Agios Georgios located into the sea at the homonymous beach. It is said that both of them were once used as hiding places by local people.    
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