The Essential
The peaceful charm of Apiranthos is irresistible. This small town on the island of Naxos, with a prevalence of marble houses, was founded by Cretan refugees, and has its own dialect. Stroll about its narrow streets, covered passageways and shady little squares, ideally in the morning, before the groups arrive. Apiranthos also boasts several museums, but if you prefer hiking - and can take the heat! - set off for the church, Agia Kyriaki (over 2hr round trip, 5km): its aniconic frescoes date from the 9C.