Sagri is located 10 km’s southeast of Naxos town (Chora) and comprises two settlements; Kato (Lower) and Ano Sagri (Upper) with a total of about 200 permanent residents.
Here you are stunned by strong Venetian influences on seeing it’s number Venetian towers. The atmosphere is also somewhat medieval due to many Byzantine churches, and locals call Sangri “small Mystras” because of this.
The village houses the famous monastery of Agios Eleftherios, which operated as a secret school during the Turkish occupation and today houses the Folklore Museum. Apart from this monastery, take a stroll past the Venetian towers, two of which are in ruins and one – the Palaiologos Tower – has been restored. Nearby is the tower of Bazaios.
The village is also famous for the ancient Temple of Demetra which stands about 1,5 km south of Ano Sagri. This temple is one of the most interesting archaeological monuments on the island. It is made of marble and dates back to 530 B.C.
Sagri is also known for beautiful beaches with soft white sand and wonderful turquoise sea. The most popular of these are Mikri Vigla, Orkos, Kastraki and Glyfada.
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