Dive into paradiseUpdated 1:48 PM ET, Wed May 4, 2016 Chat with us in Facebook Messenger. Find out what's happening in the world as it unfolds. Photos: Aegean refuge – Clearly, there's no shortage of pleasant aquatic pursuits on Naxos. It's the largest of the Cyclades, a group of about 30 islands in the Aegean Sea.Hide Caption 1 of 8 Photos: Ancient treasures – The island is dotted with ancient sites such as this marble quarry near Apollonas strewn with colossal unfinished statues. Hide Caption 2 of 8 Photos: Visual seduction – The village of Kaloxylos fits right into the brilliant sun-drenched aesthetic the Greek islands are so famous for.Hide Caption 3 of 8 Photos: Lush and lovely – Villages like Koronos stand out on terrain that's greener than the rest of the Cyclades.Hide Caption 4 of 8 Photos: Tasty, too – With bountiful harvests, the island has a reputation for being able to feed itself, and it eats well.Hide Caption 5 of 8 Photos: No-rush ethos – The slower pace on the Greek islands attracts visitors from Athens, and around the world, in droves.Hide Caption 6 of 8 Photos: Simple discovery – Narrow streets in villages like Chalki hold their own clues to island life. Hide Caption 7 of 8 Photos: Castle culture – The Zevgoli Tower is a Venetian-era structure in Apiranthos. Medieval Venetian architecture and ancient sites comingle on Naxos.Hide Caption 8 of 8The Greek island of Naxos is long on allure.More from TravelThe world's best Christmas marketsKamau: Old age 'scares the hell out of me'60-Second Vacation: MumbaiStunning photos of Ethiopia's vanishing tribesAnthony Bourdain: 'We gave it everything we had'