Naxos Full Day Tour at a Glance
Get to know every nook and cranny of Naxos during Naxos Full Day Tour.
Naxos Full Day Tour Highlights
- Visit the historic village of Chalkio.
- Visit Vallindras Distillery.
- Head to Apirathos.
- Visit Appolo Village.
Naxos Full Day Tour In Detail
Starting from your hotel we head to the first site for the day. In the fertile plains of western Naxos, between reeds and neatly cultivated plots, lies a temple fittingly dedicated to the goddess of agriculture,
Demeter. A century older than the Parthenon, this temple has managed to weather two and a half millennia with more than 50% of its original structure preserved carrying invaluable information on ancient architecture.
Moving on we arrive at Halki, a village situated in a fertile plateau, adorned with beautiful neoclassical mansions and home to the second site on our journey; the distillery that first made the –today– iconic liqueur “Kitron”, Vallindas Distillery.
We get to know everything about the production (tree, fruit distillation methods) and the consumption (taste tasting) of one of the three PDO liqueurs in the country.
The next location we visit is the picturesque mountain village of Apiranthos. The marble-paved alleys, the majestic view, the distinct traditions and the rich culture are only a few of the charms that will make you fall in love with this jewel of a village.
Crossing the mountains of the north-east we end up in Apollonas, the northernmost village of the island. Just a small fishing village today, Apollonas was one of the most important Naxian ports in antiquity as that is where the famed local marble was exported from.
The restaurants around the bay are full of delicacies waiting to be tasted.
Just a few minutes away, on a hill overlooking Apollonas, in an ancient marble quarry lies the unfinished statue of Kouros (5th-4th century BC), an imposing 11-meter colossus that invokes images of ancient art, worship and trade.
Making our way back south our final stop for the day is in yet another part of the island blessed with fertile soil, Eggares.
There, we visit the village’s traditional 19th century olive press and gain precious insight into practices and a way of life that now belongs to the past/ now long gone.
– Car & driver
– English Speaking local escort,
– pick up and drop off at Hotel
– Entrance fees
– Coffee and Snacks
Bring your camera. You may take a lot of photos.
Bring a hat with you..
Preferably wear your sneakers ..
Coffee break in Chalki village.
Time for lunch either in Apeiranthos or Apollonas village.
Your Naxos Stay
FAQs about the Naxos Full Day Tour
What happens in the event of rain?
All our bus tours run regardless of the weather. If an activity is canceled because of extreme weather conditions, you have the option to change the date, switch activity, or cancel and receive a refund.
What time is the pick-up time for the tours?
The pick-up time for all tours is the same as the meeting time indicated on your vouchers and our website. Please note that there may be a slight delay of 5-10 minutes, depending on the number of pickups we have scheduled. Please be ready 10 minutes before your trip to facilitate that.
How late can I make a booking?
You can make a booking with us literally at the last minute! Just keep in mind that there may be no seats left on the tour if you do that! We recommend booking at least one week in advance, to have the best chances of finding availability.
Which tours can I join on the same day?
This is a day tour, so you cannot participate in any of our other tours if you book it.
Cancellations received within 5 days of the tour will incur a 50% penalty for each person.
Cancellations received within 2 days of the tour will incur a 100% penalty for each person.
Unused features are non-refundable. No shows forfeit the entire payment.
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