The small and beautiful village of Galini (which means serene or peaceful) is located on the Chora-Apollonas road around 6 kilometres north of Chora (Naxos Town). It sits above the fertile Plain of Eggaron overlooking vineyards and orchards, and has less than 200 inhabitants.
Just outside the village hidden in a ravine is the monastery of Ypsili. Built in 1600 BC, it served as a fortress and refuge of the inhabitants of the area during the war with the Franks.
About a kiliometre from the village at the end of the plain of Eggaron is quiet beach of Amiti. When the meltemia blow strong this beach is an ideal surfing spot.
Galini attracts many visitors because it’s tavernas serve excellent quality tradtional dishes (local meats, fresh vegetables and good quality local wine). Don’t miss a peaceful evening in one of the tavernas here for a mouthwatering experience.
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