Chalki was once Naxos’ capital town and is considered the most picturesque village on the island. While remaining within the general aesthetic of the Cycladic village, it is also full of renovated neoclassical buildings and narrow stone paths. Alive with flowers and crawling plants, it’s like a living, breathing romantic painting.
Chalki was the place where the local famous liquor, Kitron, was made and you can still visit the traditional Valindras distillery that made it to learn of the process and sample the drink.
Visit the byzantine church of Saint George Diasoritis, built in the 11th century, and walk to the Venetian Barozzi tower for a breathtaking view before resting at one of the quaint cafes or plentiful restaurants.