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Directions to the Cottages “Azalas”

Location: near Moutsoúna, Apíranthos, Naxos

Coordinates: North 37°05’51.46”, East 25°35’20.28”; as decimal-numbers: 37.097762, 25.588967

Astrid Scharlau and Níkos Mandilarás

tel: 0030-22850-68258
mobile: 0030-6936620180
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 you arrive at a little chapel next to the sea. The driveway to the cottages lies directly at the chapel. Our own house lies behind the cottages.

If you have difficulties finding us give us a call; we can come and meet you.

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 you have enough fuel before you get on your way.
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 blueish line (click on the photo to see it). Our cottages and the settlement Agios Dimitris lie a bit further to the left than the edge of the picture.
Here you see the course of the gravel road from the junction with the main road to our cottages.
Here you are in the right place: You see the chapel of Agios Dimitris and to the left our cottages, in between the driveway. For a closer view of the driveway click on the photo!