seen from the ferry the Kastro of Naxos Town, looks imposing, a bold sand coloured stone fortification rising out of the shops and restaurants below.
It is a bit of an uphill climb, as you would expect, to reach the Venetian Castle via a mystifying rabbit warren of white washed houses with very narrow passage ways. All the dwellings appear to be finished off in the traditional Greek blue. Much meandering and ducking under arches to reach the Kastro itself.
Much of the Kastro forms other interesting buildings and attractions such the two cathedrals, and the Archaeological museum.
On every corner there are attractive cafes/ tavernas , curio shops and a thriving jewelry trade.
There are no real views although the atmosphere more than makes up for it.
This is thankfully still a residential area, and not just a tourist spot, and this thought (admittedly after a few drinks) crossed my mind; how are things delivered to this maze of alleyways and practical things like refuse collection work in this very confined area? It must be quite a logistical problem.
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