Naxos is one particular of the Cycladic islands and it is part of the Prefecture of the Cyclades. It lies a small distance to the east of Paros even though to its south and south-west are the islands of Irakleia, Schinousa, Epano Koufonisi, Kato Koufonisi, Keros and Ano and Kato Antikeri. To the east are the islets of Makares, Ayia Paraskevi, Strongili and Donousa.

Naxos is spherical in condition. It has a size from north to south of 17.6 miles and a biggest width, roughly in the centre, of 13.2 miles. It handles a overall area of 430 square metres and its shoreline is 148 kilometres prolonged. If we were being to sail all-around the island from the north coastline in a south-westerly route then we would face the bays of Limeneri, Kyra, Amyti, Ayios Georgios and Kyrades, the islets of Amarantes, Aspronisi and Parthenos, and the capes Kavos Mikris Viglas, Kouroupia and Katomeri (south). The east coastline of Naxos is not as curiously shaped, with the exceptions of the capes of Axala and Kavo Stavro. The island is mountainous and a tall mountain array operates throughout the full of the island, from the south to the north. The tallest peak is Mt Zeus (1,003 metres), which lies somewhere in the middle of the mountain vary. Other peaks are Koronos (997 m.), Anathematistra (778 m.), Mavrovouni (869 m.), Troullos (606 m.), Kerasea (523 m.), Mavri Petra (420 m.), Paliopyrgos (227 m.) and Viglatouri (418 m.).

Naxos has fertile earth and makes substantial portions of cereals, olive oil, fruit and wine. Livestock farming is also pretty produced, manufacturing choose high quality cheeses, as are tourism and the processing of agricultural deliver. The major resource of money, nevertheless, is emery (‘Naxiot earth’), which is mined in the north-east. A high-quality marble is also identified in the mountain regions.

According to the census of 1981, Naxos had 14,037 inhabitants.

As far as its administration is anxious, in the earlier Naxos consisted of a municipality and lots of autonomous communities.

The modern ‘Capodistrias’ programme for the redistribution of area administration designed two large municipalities, the Municipality of Naxos, which includes Hora (the primary town) and the bordering places, and the Municipality of Drymalia, which contains the previous autonomous communities of the villages of Filoti, Apeiranthos, Koronos, Komiaki, Halki (Tragaia) and Moni. The other communities have remained as they had been. The Municipality of Naxos is extremely designed and has just lately made essential improvements in tourism as very well, all the cash flow from which goes specifically to the municipal purse. The Municipality of Drymalia incorporates the most made villages of mountain Naxos, the inhabitants of which glance to improving upon their high-quality of lifetime, developing their crops and agriculture and other sectors.