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The arch at the harbor of Naxos marks the gateway into Dionysos' mythical realm: HISA students explore the villages of the high mountain interior, hike isolated trails, and wander through the castle district of the old town before relaxing over mezes at a cafe on the waterfront. Laced throughout the mountains of Naxos are year-round running streams and several dramatic waterfalls. On its broad plains lies the 6th century BC temple of Demeter, goddess of grain and sustenance; a short distance away in a majestic, wooded garden lies the 6.5 meters unfinished stone Kouros, meaning in Greek, male youth. 

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