Agios Arsenios is the largest village of Naxos in population and in size. The name of the village comes from the small church in the area.
The village is separated in three settlements: Apano Chorio, Kato Chorio and Pera Chorio. These settlements include some even smaller settlements: Akakia, Evreti, Kouloukas, Alonaki, Zgompa, Pantotino, Koulouridos, Louka, Kouli, Paliampelo, Arakopoula, etc.
The churches of the village are the following: Agios Spiridonas, Agios Nikolaos, Monastery of Timiou Prodromou, Agios Panteleimonas, Panagia Orfani, Ai Giorgis in Iria, Agios Arsenios, Agioi Pantes, Agios Petros, Agia Anna, Agios Prokopios, Ai Giannis in Saloukou.
Agios Arsenios is considered to be one of the most fertile areas in Naxos, with significant agricultural production, especially know for the potato production, and with also livestock.
Today, most of the inhabitants are working in the tourism industry, because of the growth of tourism in the area, especially around the beautiful beaches of Agios Prokopios, Agia Anna, Plaka and Maragka.
The Well of Na
In the area of Agioi Pantes were located the well of Na. This well is considered to be the place, where the ancient inhabitants of the area threw inside it golden, silver and other gifts to the Gods as it was a sacred place.
The three graves beside the church of Agia Anna
It is said that when the locals tried to dig for water, they discovered these graves.
Some other significant monuments of the area are:
The small tower of Agios Nikolas with the characteristic dovecots.
Two old windmills on the hill of Stroumpoulas.
Ruins of a castrle in Elliniko hill.
Ruins of an old temple at the settlement of Iria.