National Geographic : 1944 May
B.D. MacDonald Largest and Best-watered Island of the Cyclades, Fertile Nixos Exports Fruits, Grain, and Wine Famed for their historic importance and barren beauty, few of the Aegean islands produce an excess of food. Harbor works here were completed shortly before the war. Near the top of Naxos, the capital, are centuries-old Catholic schools, from whose high terraces there are impressive views over the island-studded Aegean.