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Naxos (Greek: Νάξος) is located in the center of the Cyclades, south of Mykonos and east of Paros. Is an island with a long history and notable contribution to the creation of Greek civilization. Naxos has been inhabited since prehistoric times. Zeus, father of the Greek gods, was born on Crete but raised on Naxos; the island's highest peak, Za, with an altitude of 1004 meters, takes its name from him. Dionysos, the god of wine, lay on Naxos with Ariadne, goddess of fertility. The fertility of the island is credited to their union. For that reason the inhabitants are still engaged in agriculture and stockbreeding. According to tradition, the next inhabitants of the island were the Thracians and the Pelasgians. Later came Kares, headed by Naxos, to whom the name of the island is attributed. It was the center of Archaic Cycladic culture. The island is known as a source of emery, a corundum rich rock, which until the modern era was one of the best available abrasives. The largest city and capital of the island is Chora or Naxos. The main villages are Filoti, Apiranthos, Vivlos (Tripodes), Saint Arsenios, Koronos and Glinados.
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On coasts and islands of central and southern Greece, where the climate is Mediterranean, winter is mild and quite rainy, while summers are sunny and hot.
On the islands, during winter the wind often blows; precipitation often occurs at night and in the early morning. On the islands, snowfalls are rare, and generally occur only in the northern ones, during the most intense cold spells.
Spring is pleasant and sunny in most of Greece. The days with some rainfall become less and less frequent. In summer, in the Aegean Sea the Meltemi, a northerly wind typical of the warmest months (July and August), often blows, and even if the sky is clear.
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