NAXOS LOCAL PRODUCTS
Cheese : Graviera, Antothiro, Kefalotyri,Mizithra, Arseniko.
There is a great variety of different kind of cheeses on the islsnd. Most of the are not mass produced adn are sold in various point in Chora Naxos (eg. Tsimplakis).
Drinks : Raki, Kitro, Wine. Naxos produces exquiste alcoholic drinks. Some of them are rymoured to have medicinal power. Try the wonderful “Raki with honey”, as well as the famous “Kitro” drink. Kitro drink as weel as other local drinks and delicacies can be bought from Brasiliana, Vallindras and Promponas.
You may also want to try the wine made at some of the villages of Naxos, such as Filoti, Koronos kai Koronida/Komiaki. You can buy some and you get it directly from the bareel.
Agricultural products : Potatoes, Onion (sweet), Herbs (Thimari, Oregano, etc.) Naxos’ Potatoes and Onions are famous for their wonderful and distinct taste.
Ask for them at a local grocery store. Also, the local herbs have a wonderful smell and taste and it would be a good idea to get some.
Art : Naxos has a great vareity of traditional art to scow. The Weavers’ Association of Komiaki and the Traditional Women’s Art Association keep many types of traditional Naxian art alive. It would de a good idea to visit them and have a look at the traditional art of Naxos. Also note that during the summer they are various exhibitions in Chora, usually held at the premises of the 1st Primary School of Chora Naxos, near the port.
Marble and Emery from Naxos are widely known. Naxian marble is one of best marbles in the world. Same applies to the island’s emery. It was used a lot in the past in wars and is stiil being used for madicinal and other reasons.