Plunged in the verdant valley with abundant water and rich vegetation, totally different from a typical Cycladic island, the village Melanes consists of four settlements (Aghios Thalalaios, Mili, Aghioi Apostoloi, Kourounochori) an fascinates every visitor with its beauty and tradition.

The flowing waters of the village used to put in motion the gigantic "Kouros" statue made of marble, lies within an olive groove with a unique a landscape in the background. This is one of the two most famous "Kouros" statues of Naxos, and it is dated to the 7th century.