History of Naxos
Naxos first Greek colony in Sicily ....
According to reliable sources, the 735 BC is the year when they came for the first Chalcis of Euboea, which, led by Theocles, founded Naxos, the first Greek colony in Sicily. The Euboian expedition just
won the first colony, erected an altar of Apollo Archegétes sent so that the sacred could make a sacrifice before sailing.
The Greeks calcidesi boat sailed on coastal lava rock overlooking the sea of Ulysses, which already centuries before, the Volcano Moio had done to create one of his most impressive eruptions. And 'here that stands a modern statue with an ancient soul: Nike. It was the ideal sister, the Goddess of Samothrace who dwells in the Louvre in Paris, a sign that the victory of troops on Rhodes Antiochus III of Syria in 190 BC. The winged goddess of Victory, which was found without head or arms Samothrace by a French archaeological expedition, seems to have settled on lava rock after a flight timeless, light, ethereal, stomach corroded by the salt and wind and soul that blends with the blue sea and sky. Coming from afar, brings the colors of the Aegean and the scents of Olympus. The Nike was placed here in 1966 where calcidesi arrived first, to remember the link between the town of Giardini Naxos and the city of Kalkìs d ' Euboea, from where the settlers who founded Naxos.