First floor apartment in Melanes village
This 90m2 first floor appartment is located in the "heart" of Melanes village and about 7 km from Chora. The community of the village of Melanes is considered one of Naxos’ most ancient settlements, built in amphitheatric fashion on the slope of a hill overlooking the same-name fertile valley. According to the mythological tradition, the name of the village (which refers to the black color) is derived from the locals’ mourning the mutual killing of the two semi-god giant brothers Otos and Ephialtes, sons of Apollo, who were thus punished by the chief god, Zeus, for displaying arrogance. According to another, more rational version, the name is due to the valley’s dark soil. The greater Melanes area is one of the most popular places to visit due to its archaeological treasures (Kouros Melanon) but also the very good restaurants with famous local dishes.