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Naxos Castle Walking Tour and Sunset at the Portara

1. 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.

Naxos: Naxos Town Food Tour with Included Tastings and Wine

2. Naxos: Naxos Town Food Tour with Included Tastings and Wine

Immerse yourself in the culture of Naxos through its cuisine on this guided food tour. Walk through quaint old alleyways and aromatic markets while sampling some local treats. Meet your guide in front of the town hall to start your tour. Walk through the narrow alleys of the Venetian Old Town on your way to the local food markets. Pass by colorful fruit stands and take in the bustle of the marketplace. Catch the scent of herbs and spices wafting from the food stalls. Stop and sample some local delicacies. Savor some Naxian cheese with a glass of wine. Try a traditional potato dish and a variety of phyllo pastries. Learn about the local food, culture, and history from your guide. Finish off your tour at the foot of the Temple of Apollo, where a stunning Aegean sunset awaits you.

Naxos Island: Full–Day Historical Bus Tour

3. 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.

Naxos: Mainland Villages Bus Tour With Swim Stop at Pyrgaki

4. Naxos: Mainland Villages Bus Tour With Swim Stop at Pyrgaki

Departing from Naxos Town, first stop is Melanes. In Flerio you will meet the famous “Kouros”, one of the most striking examples of Naxian art. Then follows the village of Kinidaros where you will make a short stop to photo-shoot the famous marble quarries of Naxos. Continue your tour to one of the oldest monasteries of Byzantine Balkans, Panagia Drosiani. An exquisite sample of Byzantine architecture embroidered with unique frescos that will amaze you. Stretching amphitheatrically on the slopes of two hills at the foot of Mount Zas, stands Filoti, the largest village of Naxos and Cyclades. Here you will visit its central church and learn the touching story of its construction. Then, have some free time to stroll amongst its neighborhoods and small shops of local products. After departing from Filoti and going through the beautiful plain of Tragaia, you reach the small picturesque village of Damalas with the renovated traditional olive press and the pottery workshop. Last stop will be Pyrgaki Beach. Drive through the famous cedar forest to end up at an exotic sandy beach on the southwest coast. Here you will have free time for swimming and lunch.

Naxos Town: Greek Mythology Guided Sunset Tour

5. Naxos Town: Greek Mythology Guided Sunset Tour

Walk through the quaint alleys of Naxos as they're bathed in the light of the setting sun on this walking tour. Stop at some viewpoints along the way to take in the scenery and snap some pictures. Let a local lead the way through the winding streets of the Old Town. Learn about the history and mythology of the island, from ancient gods and heroes to tales of medieval dukes. Learn about some of Greece's most famous myths and find out which ones are connected to Naxos. Hear about the marriage of Ariadne and the god Dionysus. Finish your tour with a stop at the famous Temple of Apollo. Admire sweeping views over the Aegean and enjoy the last rays of the sun as it sets over the sea.

Naxos: Food Walking Tour with Local Drinks and Bites

6. Naxos: Food Walking Tour with Local Drinks and Bites

Indulge your inner foodie with a walking food tour of Naxos. Follow your local guide around this gastronomic paradise and explore its wide variety of unique culinary delights and drinks. Satisfy your craving for local culture along the way. Walk through the old towns’ narrow lanes and taste authentic cheeses. Get an insight into the influences of the Venetian empire on the island's food as you dig into Kalógeros (beef and eggplant casserole). Feel the Cycladic breeze and interact with locals over beer or wine. Learn how the livestock from the island's east side offers fine meat and dairy products, while the fertile western side fills the local kitchens with the famed Naxian potato and a variety of new-brand cheeses. Also, the mountainous region produces olive oil every winter. Save the best for the last as you try the fruity citron liqueur, Naxos' renowned aperitif, made from the fruit and leaves of the citron tree.

Naxos: Temple of Apollo and Venetian Castle Walking Tour

7. Naxos: Temple of Apollo and Venetian Castle Walking Tour

See the Temple of Apollo and the Venetian castle with a guide on this walking tour of Naxos. Discover the fascinating mythology of the island as you delve into its past. Meet your guide at the port and start your historical sightseeing tour. Visit the ancient Temple of Apollo for stunning views over the Aegean before exploring the archaeological site. Next, move on to the Venetian Castle district and meander through its quaint alleyways. Discover the cathedral when you reach the top and see its historic coat of arms, as well as a Byzantine icon from the 11th century. Listen to stories about the ancient history of Naxos. Come face-to-face with the past at the Ursuline School's temporary archaeological exhibition. Head back down the hill at the end of your tour. Get some food tips from your guide as you pass by the bustling marketplace.

Naxos: Nature Trekking in Kourounochori and Potamia Valley

8. 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.

Naxos: Village of Apeiranthos Food Tasting and Guided Tour

9. Naxos: Village of Apeiranthos Food Tasting and Guided Tour

Retreat to the village of Apeiranthos. Admire the old houses, churches, and marble-paved alleys, on a guided walking tour, before a food tasting of authentic Greek cuisine. Wander through the picturesque village, considered by some to be the jewel of Naxos. Pass by Venetian towers and the Tower of Zevgolis. Indulge in an authentic Greek food tasting. Sample local specialty bread with smoked ham, pork in a rich tomato and garlic sauce, goats cheese with honey, and a traditional dessert.

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What people are saying about Naxos

I highly recommend this tour. Nico, our guide, was fun and friendly and very knowledgeable. Our driver was a pro on the narrow roads that wind in and out of hilly country. The sites chosen ranged from fun and entertaining to educational and fascinating. We had a small group and made friends instantly. It was really a special day.

The full experience was better than I hoped. We were lucky to find a good number of truffles. The hosts shared their knowledge of local plants and trees. The truffle dinner later that evening was fantastic. The hosts were very gracious and accommodating.

Katia was an amazing guide and did a great job keeping us engaged while taking us around Naxos. Tour was a great way to get oriented with the town and learn about its past.

Was the best tour ever! Both the guide And driver were amazing! The tour guide was extremely knowledgeable and knew 4 languages. I would def recommend

Great day. Our guide was very knowledgeable. Nice balance to a full day.