Naxos
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  • Naxos Island: Highlight Bus Tour with a Swimming Stop

    1. Naxos Island: Highlight Bus Tour with a Swimming Stop

    Start with pickup from a variety of locations on Naxos and first travel to the green valley of Gyroula. While there, visit the marble temple to the Goddess Demeter, which is one of the most important ancient monuments on the island. Continue to Chalki village, an ancient commercial center and a place of beautiful Venetian architecture. Visit a local "kitron" distillery and meet the owners where you will learn about liquor production, with tastings also included. Next, explore the village of Apiranthos located at the foot of Fanari mountain. Admire the beautiful views of Venetian Towers, marbled alleys, cozy tavernas, verandas, and traditional tiny shops with local products. Take a short stroll through the village and hear about its history and traditions. Leaving Apiranthos behind, drive past Koronos village and the famous emery mines, before arriving at Apollonas. See the ancient marb...

    Great tour around Naxos to learn about the history and culture. The tour guide is exceptional, his passion for this island and culture is very admirable and contagious - it really made the trip.

  • Naxos: Rina Cave & Small Islands Catamaran Cruise with Lunch

    2. Naxos: Rina Cave & Small Islands Catamaran Cruise with Lunch

    Meet your friendly crew at Naxos Port and board your catamaran for the day. The cruise sets sail at 8:30 AM and heads to the first stop of the tour, Rina Cave. As you glide along the water, admire stunning views of the Naxos coastline and enjoy a complimentary hot or cold drink and a snack. After 2-hours of sailing, arrive at Rina Cave, which is one of the most famous landmarks of Naxos Island. Spend some time exploring then cool off from the heat in the crystal clear waters of a secluded beach. You can also go snorkeling in search of colorful marine life, or chill out in the shade. Head to the next stop of the day, an idyllic island where you can swim, snorkel, and soak up epic views. The exact location depends on the day’s weather and passengers’ preference. During the 30-minute sail to the island, sunbathe on deck and sip on a refreshing beer or wine to keep you cool. Once you have ...

    It’ was really a nice experience. The staff were really friendly. Maybe i would like stay more time to swim and the quality of food can be improved because for 130€, we deserve more than vegetables salade and pasta with canned tuna.

  • Sailing Cruise to Aegean Islands with Lunch

    3. Sailing Cruise to Aegean Islands with Lunch

    After a light breakfast and safety briefing, set sail on the Aegean Sea for a memorable day trip.  Your first stop is at a scenic beach of Naxos or Paros. Next will be a stop to another island depending on the weather. On the way there, stop at secluded bays for swimming and snorkeling. Finally, stop at a beautiful beach to relax before returning to Naxos. During the trip, the crew will prepare a full lunch for you with local wine, beer and soft drinks. After that you can have some fresh fruit as a desert. On the way back to Naxos the skipper will make one last stop for a refreshing swim.

    Amazing crew and wondeful experience! Would recommend doing it as soon as you can to get ideas on where to visit on your remaining days.

  • Naxos: Greek Cooking Class & Dinner at a Village House

    4. Naxos: Greek Cooking Class & Dinner at a Village House

    Many people believe that in order to know a place well you need to know its everyday life. Inviting you to the home in Kaloxylos, the locals prepare a typical Greek meal. You become part of the local life and experience the village way of living. The menu depends, each time, upon your personal preferences, the season and, of, course, what is growing in the village's gardens. Vegetables, dairy products, meat, olive oil and herbs are the main ingredients. Based on traditional recipes you learn how to add a personal family touch and you are ready.  You will cook and enjoy a meal in a traditional house in the center of the village, which is often an attraction for other residents who will welcome you too. The four-hour experience includes cooking and eating traditional Naxos foods.

    We loved our cooking class with Katerina! Delicious food and great conversation learning more about Naxos. Such a lovely, memorable way to spend an evening on vacation!

  • Naxos: Traditional Products Tasting Tour in Local Villages

    5. Naxos: Traditional Products Tasting Tour in Local Villages

    Get an authentic taste of Naxos on this semi-private tour that showcases the local foods and traditional products of the island’s villages. Visit an olive press museum, local farm, distillery, and pottery shop. Interact with locals and taste various local products.

    Get picked up from your hotel and head to the village of Eggares. Here, get a guided tour of the traditional olive press museum. Learn about the old and new methods of olive oil production and taste samples of olive products.

    Then, driving past Sangri, a local shepherd will welcome you to his farm. Walk amongst the farm animals before you give a helping hand with the production of the famous Naxian cheese, xinotyro. a cheese tasting may also be possible.

    Next, stop at Chalki village and the oldest distillery on the island. Meet the Vallindras family who will guide you around their ...

  • Naxos: Nature Trekking in Kourounochori and Potamia Valley

    6. Naxos: Nature Trekking in Kourounochori and Potamia Valley

    Hike through the richest plains of the island as you begin your walking adventure from Kourounochori, past herbs and flowers, olive trees, lush landscape, and impressive monuments. Explore an area that has played a central role in the island`s history, as can be seen from the ancient marble quarries that have been lying here for over 2500 years. Admire the remains of the ancient water system, still in use today, as you navigate your way along rugged donkey paths. Marvel at majestic towers, a relic of the Venetian era, when they played host to successive Dukes´ summer palaces. Immerse yourself in the local culture as you make a short stop at a taverna, and enjoy hearing fascinating stories about the area´s glorious past.

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What people are saying about Naxos

Great tour around Naxos to learn about the history and culture. The tour guide is exceptional, his passion for this island and culture is very admirable and contagious - it really made the trip.

very nice experience, beautiful katamaran and very friendly and helpful hosts! would love to go again!

The guide was well informed. He asked questions to taylor his presentation to our tastes.

Helpful crew. Great stops. Beware however, a lot of ocean time!!

It was just amazing. Definitely a value for money.