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Naxos Island Greece: A great variety of Naxos local products

    Naxos Greece is famous its variety of local products. It is the largest and most fertile island of the Cyclades.
It has an important agricultural production.

The island is famous for its potatoes, tomatoes, olives, olive oil, fruits, honey, cheese, wine and its famous liqueur “Kitron”.

Naxos is also famous for its high quality marble used since the antiquity and the handcrafted textile.

Food
A great variety of Naxos local products Many specialities of Naxos are based on the delicious variety of cheeses produced by the island.

The cheeses are the “Graviera”, the most famous of the Naxos cheeses, the “Mizithra”, the “Manouri”, the “Xynotyro”, the “Anthotyro”, the “Provio” and the “Kefalotiri”, a hard and salted cheese which is used for omelettes, pastas and the famous saganaki(fried cheese).
Wine and liqueur
The famous Naxos kitron liqueur The Island of Naxos produces the famous liqueur “Kitron” which is an aperitif made by a fruit called Kitron, an exotic fruit close to the lemon.
The first distillery was established in 1896 in the village of Halki.

The island of Naxos is the island where the god Dionysus grew up.

Dionysus is the god of wine and according to mythology, he loved Naxos so much that he made the island fertile with plenty of vineyards producing wine of quality.

Today, there are vineyards all over the island and local wine can be tasted and bought everywhere.
 
   

 
 

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