Irakleia Tourguide

Irakleia, nestled in the Minor Eastern Cyclades, offers a peaceful getaway with charming villages and natural splendor. With just 115 residents, it’s an ideal spot for tranquility. Positioned between Ios and Naxos, the island spans 18 square kilometers, featuring lush vegetation, gentle hills, and scenic bays.

The island hosts two villages: Agios Georgios, serving as the port, and Panagia. Agios Georgios boasts picturesque sea-facing houses, while Panagia retains its Cycladic charm with stone-built houses and cobblestone alleys.
Key attractions in Agios Georgios include the church of Agios Georgios (1834), the 19th-century church of Taxiarchis, and the fortress overlooking Livadi beach. In Panagia, visitors can explore the church of Eisodia tis Theotokou and Agios Ioannis’ cave with stunning stalactites and stalagmites.

Irakleia hosts events like Agios Georgios’ Feast and Panagia’s Feast, as well as vespers in Agios Ioannis’ cave. Activities include swimming at beaches like Agios Georgios and Vorini Spilia, fishing, diving, and hiking.
For visitors, useful contacts include the Irakleia Community office and Naxos Port Authority. Irakleia offers a serene escape amidst untouched nature.