Naxos History Tour at a Glance
Dive into some of Naxos’ most significant spots during Naxos History Tour.
Naxos History Tour Highlights
- Visit Damalos village.
- See the historic village of Chalkio from up close.
- Visit the Amiranthos.
- Get a great look of Kouros Melanon ancient site.
Naxos History Tour In Detail
An opportunity to get to know Naxos in a short time
Starting from your hotel we head to the small village of Damalas and our first stop for the day, the traditional pottery workshop found at the entrance of the village.
As the ceramist works the clay on the pottery wheel and lets us in on his secrets we witness a lowly ingredient/earth turn into a work of art.
After getting initiated into the ancient craft of pottery, we move to the south-west side of the village, to learn about another practice tied to the Greek identity: the production of olive oil.
The village’s restored olive press helps us gain precious insight into practices and a way of life that now belongs to the past/ now long gone.
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”, Vallindras 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.
Our next stop is in the paleochristian church of Panagia Drosiani. The oldest nave of this church was built between the 4th and the 6th century and is considered to be one of the oldest in the Balkans.
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.
Last but not least, we visit the lush settings of Flerio, a very important area all through antiquity not only for the high quality marbles but also for the fresh water it provided the island with.
Nowadays a fragment of Flerio’s former glory survives in the impressive 7th century BC, 6,4-meter long statue of Kouros (dubbed “the Greek”).
– English Speaking Local Escort
Entrance fees are not included and should be paid locally.
Coffee break and light snack break cost are not included in the price of the tour .
No lunch is included during the half day island tour.
- Private tour
- Bring your camera. You may take a lot of photos.
- Bring a hat with you..
- Preferably wear your sneakers ..
- Coffee break in Chalki Village
- Light snack or refreshment drink in Apeiranthos Village.
Your Naxos Stay
FAQs about the Naxos History 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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