is one of the largest and most picturesque villages in southwestern Naxos Vivlos, also known as Tripodes with its characteristic windmills. It is on the road to the south-west beaches of the island, about 7km from Chora, 4 km from the airport and very near the famous beach of Plaka. Its paved streets are very narrow, lined with whitewashed houses radiating an authentic Cycladic ambience. Despite its double name, all village signs refer to the village only as Vivlos. The village has more than 800 permanent residents and is one of the biggest and most lively villages of Naxos.
The list of sights to visit in and around the village includes the church of Panagia Tripodiotissa (16th century a.c) which is the village’s patron saint, a number of traditional windmills, a registered landmark at the entrance to the village which is near to the road leading from Tripodes to Plaka, the Plaka Tower known locally as Paleopyrgos (Greek – Old tower) or also known as Ariadne’s Tower and finally, the Folklore Museum, which is housed in a restored olive mill.
Our guest can enjoy as well a variety of local fresh products such as potatoes, tomatoes, eggs, milk, cheese and homemade marmalades.
In short distance not further than 150 m from our hotel you can find: super market, traditional bakery, grill house, pharmacy and next to the hotel a coffee bar.
There are several kafeneia (traditional Greek café) around the square with the big eucalyptus trees offering shade and cool rustling in the breeze.
Besides the private hotel parking, there are municipal parking areas for your service and during the high summer season you can take a bus (frequency every 30 minutes) from the KTEL terminal to Livadia and Tripodes, or Alyko, Kastraki, Mikri Vigla and Pyrgaki.
Vivlosis the intersection point in order to visit the most beautiful villages and magical beaches of Naxos…Vivlos is in the middle of everything…
Most popular villages of Naxos are:
- Melanes, where you can admire the Kouros of Melanes and taste a variety of local foods.
- Apeirathos, the most traditional village of Naxos made by stones and white Naxian marbles, founded by Cretans.
- Moutsouna bay, popular for its fish taverns and visiting the emery mines (emery is the raw material in order to strew the asphalt roads, which is exported all over the world)
- Appolonas, a fishermen village well known for Kouros of Appolon. There you can enjoy fresh fish or a coffee and sunbathing on the beach with the black sand – unique on the island