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Naxos: Day Cruise on a Catamaran with Lunch

1. 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. During the cruise, stop for swimming, snorkeling, coffee, and snacks, with your crew providing snorkeling equipment for everyone to use. At one of the stops, 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, and it also comes equipped with a shaded aft lounge and large deck areas that are perfect for sunbathing and relaxation. At the conclusion of your day of cruising, you will be returned to your port of origin.

Naxos: Half-Day Cooking Class at Basiliko Family Tavern

2. 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!

Naxos: Greek Cooking Class & Dinner at a Village House

3. 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.

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What people are saying about Naxos

My mom and I had a wonderful time cooking with Katerina and her grandmother. I loved that we were cooking inside their home, which was beautifully decorated, immaculately clean, and had amazing views. We learned some great new Greek recipes and cooking techniques. In addition to the food we cooked, Katerina served us local cheese, homemade wine, and some Greek sweets and desserts. Everything we cook and ate was so delicious, we were even able to take home leftovers. Katerina and her grandmother were wonderful hosts, provided us with great knowledge and recommendations. We loved this activity and highly recommend it.

I loved Katarina’s enthusiasm for sharing her native foods. It was especially nice that she opened up her home with us and got to meet her mother and some others in her small and beautiful village. It was a fun afternoon with delicious food.

Highly recommend you venture out into this tiny little village in the middle of the islands. Naxos is so much more than beautiful private beaches. While doing this yummy activity, visit the Kaloxylos Forklore Museum.

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.

Katarina was so welcoming and hospitable! The meal was delicious!