Naxos Town

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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: Day Cruise on a Catamaran with Lunch

    2. 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.

    The day trip was fantastic. We had a friendly crew and fellow passengers. The food and beverages provided during the trip were good. We went to 3 different places and spent about 1 to 1.5 hours at each place.

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

    3. 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.

  • From Naxos: All Inclusive Cruise on a Luxurious Catamaran

    4. 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 authent...

    Had such an incredible time. MARIO and Thomas were so great. The food was absolutely incredible, they took us to gorgeous private beaches to swim, and the boat was the nicest catamaran I’ve been on in Greece (this is my third catamaran tour this trip)...

  • 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.

    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: Full-Day Small Cyclades Sailing Cruise

    6. 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.

    Jerome and Debbie were wonderful hosts. The boat was exceptionally clean and comfortable. We had a lovely day, visiting three different beaches. The lunch and snacks that were provided were plentiful and delicious. We highly recommend that you spend some time on the Xanemo.

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

    7. 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!

  • From Naxos: Full-Day Catamaran Sailing Cruise with Lunch

    8. 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 ...

    Great crew, catamaran was quite comfortable. Captain and 1st mate were great. We had 16 on board (including 4 kids- well behaved). Any more would be a bit crowded. Lunch was good but note, it was vegetarian. Kids made faces, understandable, but it WAS good.

  • Naxos: Traditional Products Tasting Tour in Local Villages

    9. 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

    10. 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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Overall rating

4.3 / 5

based on 549 reviews

The day trip was fantastic. We had a friendly crew and fellow passengers. The food and beverages provided during the trip were good. We went to 3 different places and spent about 1 to 1.5 hours at each place.

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!

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

It was just amazing. Definitely a value for money.