Friday Fix: Naxos, Greece.

This is the twelfth edition of my bi-weekly series, Friday Fix, a quick burst of inspiration to spur you on through our final day in the office. The idea of these photos is to give you a glimpse of some of the most incredible places I've ever found in a format you can digest in your coffee break...

Portara, Naxos, Cyclades, Greece
Portara- the doorway to nowhere.
Naxos, Cyclades, Greece

Once thought to be the birth place of Zeus and described as where the hero Theseus abandoned Ariadne after she helped him escape the Labyrinth, the island of Naxos was obviously central to Greek mythology. 

^ Above is Portara, part of the unfinished Temple of Apollo. Around 2500 years old and opening out onto empty space, this enormous marble doorway has the air of a magic portal. If only you could clamber through, maybe you'd find yourself back                                                                                            amongst the characters of these                                                                                          mystical stories. 


In the present day Cyclades, Milos is my favourite for incredible beaches, but culturally Naxos is unmissable. As the largest island of the group, there are over twenty impossibly picturesque villages to loose yourself in, plenty of locally caught sea food and a rugged, rock strewn landscape. This is island life at its best.


Old door, Naxos, Cyclades, Greece

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