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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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From Naxos: Cruise to Koufonissia with BBQ Lunch

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

4. 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 marble quarries where you can admire an unfinished marble Kouros Statue of 11 meters which has been standing in the same spot for more than 2500 years. Afterward, enjoy some free time at the picturesque fishing village to swim or enjoy a meal at your own expense. Drive along the west coast, one of the most beautiful routes on the island with an amazing view of the ocean. Reach the village of Eggares and visit the olive museum. Take a guided tour of the museum and taste small samples of delicious olive products. Afterward, be returned to your pickup point.

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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 Island: Full–Day Historical Bus Tour

7. Naxos Island: Full–Day Historical Bus Tour

Join a magnificent tour and cross the island’s inland, its northern part, and the west. Visit the restored Demeter’s temple in Sangri from circa 530 B.C. and the museum with local findings. Continue to the oldest Citron distillery of the Naxos, dating back to 1896, in Halki. There, take the chance to taste the local Citron drink. A visit to Apeiranthos will give you the chance to see the famous marble village and shop in local traditional shops. Next, as the bus heads north to Apollonas, your tour allows you to see the remnants of the old emery mines and their machinery. Discover the huge 10.5–meter tall Kouros Statue, often considered to be a personification of God Dionysus.

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Naxos Castle Walking Tour and Sunset at the Portara

8. Naxos Castle Walking Tour and Sunset at the Portara

Enjoy a relaxed evening walking tour of Naxos Old Town, and become acquainted with the most beautiful sights it has to offer. Feel like a time-traveler as you witness the different periods of Naxos history, strolling through the Venetian Castle down to the old Market and up again to the ancient Temple of Apollo. Pass by buildings that have played significant roles in forming the history of the land, and listen to stories of times past. Learn about the contemporary daily life and discover more about the customs and cultural events that take place within the walls of the Castle all year round.  Lose yourself in the alleys of the vibrant Old Market maze and discover ambient bars, cozy taverns, and boutique shops full of souvenirs and local products. End your tour at “Portara” and enjoy the most breathtaking, panoramic sunset views. Your guide will give you a highly personalized tour and provide you with local tips about the whole island. Perfect for all types of travelers, including travelers of all ages, this is a fantastic way to experience the vibrant town of Naxos.

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From Naxos: Full-Day Boat Trip to Santorini

9. From Naxos: Full-Day Boat Trip to Santorini

Set sail from the small port in Naxos Town and cross the beautiful blue waters of the Aegean Sea. Cruise to the romantic island of Santorini, known for its trademark blue and white houses and an amazing volcanic landscape. Get stunning views of the caldera cliffs as you sail into Athinios Port. Board a bus on arrival and take a tour of the island's most beautiful sights. Head to the colorful village of Oia, hanging on the slopes of the caldera at the island's northen tip. Get some free time to stroll the paved alleys of the village and admire its charming architecture. Continue to Fira and get some free time in the island's capital to ride the cable car or discover the largest gold market in Greece on Ypapantis street. Visit a museum, or just enjoy a meal or glass of Santorini wine at one of the many restaurants and cafés. Get driven back to Athinios Port in the afternoon for the return boat trip to Naxos.

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Koufonissi Islands Full-Day Boat Trip from Naxos

10. Koufonissi Islands Full-Day Boat Trip from Naxos

Spend the day on the lovely islands of Koufonissi and get an amazing 6 to 8 hours at leisure! Catch the boat from Naxos Town and relax on the 2-hour crossing to Pano Koufonissi, the smallest and most densely populated of the island group. Use your free time to experience the islands as you wish. Relax on the stunning beach in the village of Agios Georgios, find the sandy bays and beaches of the east coast or marvel at the typical architecture of the Cyclades on a stroll through the town center. Visit the uninhabited island of Kato Koufonissi to discover amazing sea caves and rock pools of crystal clear water. Depart Pano Koufonissi in the late afternoon and arrive back at Naxos Town at around 7:00 PM

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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!

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

Trip was very nice and crew was very attentive and explanatory

It was just amazing. Definitely a value for money.