"Naxos is a crystal glass filled with cold water on a hot August day"
He is the Governor of Naxos for almost four years. Ioannis Margaritis, also the Deputy Regional Governor of Aegean Shipping & Telecommunication, was born and raised on this heaven on earth.
“The great author Nikos Kazantzakis described Naxos as a Paradise. For me it’s a crystal glass filled with cold water on a hot August day. Every sip is a part of Naxos. The magical beaches, the versatile landscape, the streets and the alleys, the smells, the colours of the sky and earth, the warm-hearted, hospitable people. Naxos covers all the needs of its visitors. The rest -that make the island stand out- should be found out by someone’s personal experience.
Here five senses are activated to the extreme. The true Naxian flavour is the salt that the sea leaves on your body while seeing the sun get lost in her. Is the taste of the air that fills and revitalizes your guts, the sweetness of fruits, the delight of local produce, the sweetness of wine, the avalanche of raki, the taste of endless fun at a local feast…
Climbing on the Naxian Mountains you can feel the power of their volumes, offering their flesh to marble and smirigli. The olive groves, the endless potato crops, the hillsides where in the little soil they contain, grow delicious vegetables and grape varieties as a payback to the work of the tired farmers. The Castle at Hora, where walking through its narrow streets it feels like you time travelled. The villages, big or smaller, with different features providing extraordinary charm, the monuments of different historical periods really enchant you. The many churches, the small churches and the numerous worships are samples of deep faith and modesty.
As a Governor all the bureaucratic procedures are usually a big burden on your desire to create, either personally or as a government agency. Fortunately, there are no important difficulties in my previous office. This is due to the excellent collaboration with all the Regional Services and other government agencies”.
Governor of Naxos, Amorgos and small Cyclades