Ariadne, the daughter of King Minos of Crete, fell in love with Theseus and gave him a ball of the red fleece thread she was spinning so that he could find his way out of the Minotaur’s Labyrinth. Theseus killed the Minotaur, followed the thread and escaped the Labyrinth. Theseus and Ariadne left Crete together, but he abandoned her in Naxos.

Dionysus found her there and, though he was a god, he fell in love and married the mortal daughter of Minos. On their wedding day, he gave her a golden crown made by Hephaestus, with seven precious gems. When Ariadne wore the crown, she became immortal.

As Dionysus and Ariadne vanished into the labyrinth of myths the wedding crown ascended into the sky. Its gems became seven bright stars forming a beautiful semicircular arc constellation called The Northern Crown, widely known as Corona Borealis.

As for us, we created a beautiful retreat and named it after a constellation that shines every night to remind us of a myth that was born here. Naxos, a Greek island endowed with a legacy of love stories among immortals, lies in the center of the Aegean Sea and sets the stage to live your very own fairy tale.