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Naxos: Rina Cave & Small Islands Catamaran Cruise with Lunch

1. 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 worked up a bit of an appetite, dine on a delicious, freshly-prepared Greek lunch. Spend some free time relaxing after lunch then visit the final island of the day for more water activities. At the end of an unforgettable adventure, enjoy fruit and coffee onboard whilst marvelling at the last of the coastal view as you sail back to Naxos Port.

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Naxos: Full-Day Small Cyclades Sailing Cruise

2. Naxos: Full-Day Small Cyclades Sailing Cruise

After meeting with your guide and boat in the morning at the marina, set sail to the Small Cyclades at 8:30 AM. Venture towards a top-secret location, so as not to end up with other boats around you while you swim. Your exact destination will be selected during your sail to the south coast of Naxos, and will be determined by weather conditions. Either way, you can expect secluded beaches, turquoise shallow water, and a lot of fun. Make three stops during the day for snorkeling and exploring the area, with some time set side to eat as well. Each spot will boast a particular feature, whether it's the color of the water, its tranquility, or its abundant sea life. Be prepared to swim, sail, relax, and lose track of time on your beautiful day at sea. Later in the early evening, you can expect to return back to Naxos' main port at around 6:00 PM - 6:30PM.

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Naxos: Day Cruise on a Catamaran with Lunch

3. Naxos: Day Cruise on a Catamaran with Lunch

Cruise from Naxos and visit some of the most beautiful secluded beaches and coves. Your captain will choose the best route for the day depending on weather conditions, and the duration of your cruise will be approximately 8 hours. During the cruise there are stops planned for swimming, snorkeling, coffee and snacks, with your crew providing snorkeling equipment for everyone to use. At one of the stops you may enjoy a delicious lunch prepared on-board with local products, accompanied by cold refreshments including beer, raki and wine. The catamaran is spacious and comfortable, capable of accommodating up to 18 guests at a time. It also comes equipped with a shaded aft lounge and large deck areas which are perfect for sunbathing and relaxation. At the conclusion of your day cruising, you will be returned to your port of origin at approximately 5:00PM.

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From Naxos: Cruise to Koufonissia with BBQ Lunch

4. From Naxos: Cruise to Koufonissia with BBQ Lunch

Enjoy the crystal clear waters of the Aegean Sea on a full-day cruise around the islands of the Cyclades by wooden boat. Depart from Naxos and drop anchor at the uninhabited island of Kato Koufonissi, where you can dive from the boat to swim and snorkel as the crew prepares a delicious BBQ lunch. Return to the boat to enjoy lunch with unlimited water, soft drinks and house wine. Then, sail to Ano Koufonissi to enjoy 3 hours of free time at leisure. Use the time to explore the main village by the port or go for a swim at one of the wonderful sandy beaches. Take a stroll along the coastline and discover the amazing rock formations that make Ano Koufonissi a must-visit destination in the Cyclades.   Enjoy a glass of wine on deck as you sail back to Agia Anna Port with memories of the unique landscapes, pristine beaches, crystal clear waters and Aegean sun.

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Sailing Cruise to Aegean Islands with Lunch

5. 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.

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From Naxos: Full-Day Catamaran Sailing Cruise with Lunch

6. From Naxos: Full-Day Catamaran Sailing Cruise with Lunch

Welcome to the perfect sailing experience with a brand new catamaran Lagoon 400S2 vessel that guarantees unforgettable moments on your trip. The catamaran "S/Y Apollon" features 4 double cabins with 4 en-suite bathrooms and the large hull windows offer you plenty of natural light in each cabin. During your sail you will be offered homemade delicious snacks, always prepared with local products and wine. The sea experience combined with the crew's personalized service will make this cruise unique! Your trip starts from the port of Naxos at 8:30 AM. On your southward journey, you'll stop at a few of Naxos's beaches to swim or snorkel. Then, visit different beautiful beaches on Southern Naxos, Paros, or Small Cyclades, depending on the weather. The captain can change the itinerary if the weather conditions are not good for the safest route. In the early evening, the captain will begin the return trip to Naxos, with some last swimming stops.

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Naxos: Half-Day Cooking Class at Basiliko Family Tavern

7. Naxos: Half-Day Cooking Class at Basiliko Family Tavern

Learn about the traditional cuisine of Naxos, Greek food, or satisfy you passion for cooking with a traditional cooking course at a rural village. All dishes are made from local and fresh ingredients and with pure organic products. Learn all the secrets of herbs and aromatic plants. At the end, the cooking lesson turns into a feast as you enjoy the dishes you have prepared, along with local wine and traditional music. The lessons will take place in small or large groups, in couples and families, upon agreement, at the times and days you choose. If you choose to, walk along the river and get to know some of the beauties of the village. Make the most of more than a simple cooking lesson, but a rich experience, as you cut vegetables and fruits from the garden or even make cheese together with the villagers!

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From Naxos: All Inclusive Cruise on a Luxurious Catamaran

8. From Naxos: All Inclusive Cruise on a Luxurious Catamaran

Visit the most beautiful, secluded beaches and coves. Board a luxurious Catamaran, explore secluded destinations and enjoy on-board delicious traditional lunch prepared with local products, accompanied by cold refreshments, beer, raki, and wine. The captains will choose the best route for the day depending on weather conditions. The duration of these cruises is approximately 8 hours, departing from Naxos Marina (Chora) at 9:30 AM. During the cruise, there will be stops for swimming, snorkeling, coffee and snacks. Snorkeling equipment is provided for everyone. The brand-new Catamaran Lagoon 450S is spacious and comfortable, with shaded aft lounge and large deck areas for sunbathing and absolute relaxation, and can accommodate up to 25 guests. Sail into crystal blue waters, gorgeous sandy anchorages, stunning seascapes and turn your holidays into a lifetime experience. Experience authentic Greek Hospitality.

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South Naxos Full–Day Cruise

9. South Naxos Full–Day Cruise

Your cruise begins from Agia Anna Port at 10:00 AM, with the first swimming stop at Aliko, a well-noted beach with sand dunes and cedar trees. Your next stop is at Rina, a rocky bay with a synonymous sea cave - a unique wild landscape that can only be approached by boat. Savor a delicious barbecue lunch along with unlimited soft drinks, water and house wine.  Take another swimming stop at the beautiful bay of Kalados, a popular port amongst the private yachts that sail in the Cyclades. Heading to your last stop, Pyrgaki beach, visit the tiny church of Agios Sostis, built right on the edge of the coast. Take pictures while you listen to its interesting history, before returning to Anna Port at around 5:00 PM.

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What people are saying about Naxos

The crew (Mario and Thomas) were friendly and interactive with us throughout the trip. They provided background information and interesting facts about the various islands we visited. Plenty of wine, beer and fresh fruit. Lunch was great and the sights were amazing. I would definitely recommend this cruise to anyone visiting Naxos!!

A fantastic day. We had great weather all day. Extra snorkeling spots! A delicious meal prepared by our hosts. The beauty of the Cycladic Sea between Naxos and Paros. A superb experience.

We got to cook and eat inside a locals apartment. Very intimate and special, it's not just another cooking class. You get to enjoy and appreciate true greek hospitality.

Great day on board a very clean and well-maintained catamaran. The skippers were super nice and funny, the food was very good and the places we headed for were gorgeous!

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