Location & surroundings

The village of Agios Arsenios or Agersani as the locals call it is one of the largest villages of Naxos and is located near some of the most attractive sandy beaches on the island, Agios Prokopios, Agia Anna and the seemingly endless Plaka Beach.

Agios Arsenios consists of two parts: The house is located in the higher village of Ano (high) Agios Arsenios and the slightly lower village is called Kato (low) Agios Arsenios. This is also the center of the village

Walking through the Agios Arsenios, with its beautiful traditional houses, you come down in the village to the large renovated church of Agios Spyridon and the 18th-century church of Agios Nikoloas.

There is also a butcher with delicious organic Naxos meat, a supermarket and two village cafes.

An authentic Greek bakery is close to the house. At bakery Dimitri you can buy delicious freshly baked bread for EUR 1,- and on the other side of the house is Maria with her local supermarket. Here you can go for all your necessary shopping. The Spar is the largest supermarket on the island and is about 5 kilometers from the house. The bus stop is within walking distance and from here there is a direct bus line to the capital Chora.

Attractions in the area, where many old chapels can be seen, include two old windmills on Stroumpoulas hill, the small tower of Agios Nikolaos with the characteristic pigeon houses and the uninhabited monastery of Agios Ioannis Prodromos (John the Baptist).

Elliniko, a hill in the southern part of the village, contains the ruins of an old fortress, while in Petradia, a neighborhood of Yria, signs of an ancient temple and broken ships were found.