Located 6km west of Armenistis, Nas is a place seemingly frozen in
time. It is situated at the union of the Chalares River and the Aegean Sea, and
was the site of one of Ikaria's earliest settlements. During the 6th century BC,
the Icarians built in Nas a temple to the Goddess Artemis, patroness of sailors
& protector of wild animals and hunters. Only the temple's foundation and
retaining walls are visible today, but the natural beauty of Nas remains as it
was in classical antiquity. The beach is open to nudists and non-nudists, and
there is a small camp site located next to the river. On the cliff above the beach
there are a few peaceful tavernas and rooms for rent with excellent views of the
sea and the majestic Nas sunset.
This extract is cited October 2004 from the Ikarian Enterprises URL below, which contains image
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