Cottages “Azalas”, Moutsouna, Naxos
Coordinates: North 37° 05′ 51.65” East 25° 35′ 20.28”
as decimal numbers: 37.097762, 25.588967
Astrid Scharlau and Nikos Mandilaras
Description of the way to our cottages:
From the harbor town of Naxos (Chora) you take the road over Chalki and Filoti to Apiranthos. There you turn right to Moutsouna and Panormos (at a big brown sign to a prehistoric acropolis in Panormos) and follow the road till the coastal plain. When you can see the very first houses of Moutsouna you turn left into a dirt road with the sign “Azalas”. In winter and spring this road can be a bit bumpy according to the rain we had; in summer it is in usually in good condition (but dusty). You follow this road nearly to its end, not turning right or left. After about half a kilometer you pass a dry riverbed keeping slightly to the left, not turning right towards the beach. The road goes upwards a little bit, then level again, passing between fields and areas with shrub, with a few houses here and there. Then it crosses a second riverbed and you reach the little settlement Agios Dimitris with about ten houses. You continue till a little chapel directly next to the sea. The driveway to the cottages lies opposite to the chapel. Our own house lies directly behind the cottages.
If you have difficulties finding us give us a call; we can come and meet you.
View of the plain of Moutsouna from above; the village of Moutsouna lies on the right edge of the photo. The road to Azalas follows more or less the red line. Our cottages and the settlement Agios Dimitris lie a bit further to the left than the edge of the picture.
The chapel Agios Dimitris lies directly next to our property with the cottages “Azalas”.
To the right in the picture you see the chapel Agios Dimitris, to the left our cottages, in between the driveway.
The last service station lies in-between Chalki and Filoti: Don’t forget to fill your tank! If you come late in the evening you should tell the car rental that you need a full tank and make sure of it before you get on your way.