Filoti, a peaceful village on the lower slopes of Mt. Zas, is the interior's largest. A three-day festival celebrating the Dormition starts on August 14. In the center of town is another Venetian tower that belonged to the Barozzi and the Church of Filotissa (Filoti's Virgin Mary), with its marble iconostasis and carved bell tower. A round-trip to the summit of Mt. Zas takes around 3–4 hours on the well-marked path but your reward is a stunning panorama of all of Naxos and its neighbours—remember this is the highest point in the Cyclades. The less adventurous can head out to the 150 m deep Zas Cave.

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