largest island of the Cyclades, in the SC Aegean: c. 170 sq mi (440 sq km)
See Naxos in American Heritage Dictionary 4
An island of southeast Greece in the Aegean Sea. The largest of the Cyclades, it was famous in ancient times as a center of Dionysian worship. Naxos belonged to Venice and then Turkey before it became part of independent Greece in 1829.