Filoti village, Naxos island: The Tragea region is famous for its olive groves and little Byzantine churches and they are very much in evidence in the village of Filoti. Filoti is situated 19 km from the capital of Naxos town, in a beautiful verdant valley near the mountain of Zas.
The village is situated on quite a steep hill and the main street contains the main life in terms of cafe and restaurants. It is a traditional Cycladic village built amphitheatrically on the slopes of the mountain with whitewashed flat roofed houses and narrow flowered streets. Local people use this flat topped houses as balconies.
Filoti has a superb little main paved square surrounded by picturesque cafes and taverns, shadowed by a huge and majestic plane tree. Churches are plenty and they are worth exploring if the doors are open.