Nas is a special place on the northwestern coast of Ikaria with invaluable natural beauty. Despite its small size, the visitor can walk and explore the trails, discover unique local herbs growing on the island, swim in the turquoise waters of the beach of Nas and stroll in the archaeological site of Tavropolos Artemis, which is an ancient site of worship to the goddess Artemis. The beach of Nas and the Chalaris’ canyon created an idyllic scenery perfect to accommodate the ancient temple in the 6th century BC. Today only parts are preserved at the base of the Temple. There are many scattered marbles and a part of the lofty wall of the ancient port which was there as it is said. Most artefacts are exhibited in the archaeological museum of Campos.
Walking on the stone path leading to the beach you can enjoy the Chalaris’ canyon and the estuary leading to the sea. Chalaris’ canyon, which has been designated a protected area Natura 2000 is a rich ecosystem with many rare species of flora & fauna.