The hidden gem of the Cyclades, Naxos, is gradually gaining acclaim for all that it has to offer. Its beaches, gastronomy, culture, history, hospitality and authenticity entice ever greater numbers of visitors with each passing year.
Much more than an unforgettable tourist destination, Naxos is also an agricultural island. With an abundance of farm animals, especially goats, sheep and cows, Naxos produces huge quantities of exquisite cheeses for which it is famous. Traveling along its rural roads you might easily happen upon a farmer on a donkey, carrying his milk to the creamery in tin canisters, as the old ways are still valued. Herb-fed, mountain grazing, katzikia (goats) also make Naxos famous for its delicious goat meat. Naxian potatoes are second to none and greatly prized all over Greece. Naxos is the largest producer of olive oil in the Cyclades. Its traditional spoon sweets made from every variety of local fruit are also very popular. As a matter of fact, the abundance of agricultural products here is such that all year-round Naxos is virtually self-sufficient, differing from most other Greek islands.