1. Naxos: Private Minibus Rental with an Experienced Driver
Make the most of your time in Naxos and rent a private air-conditioned mini bus with a professional English-speaking driver. Experience the island according to your own interests and benefit from pick-up at the place of your choice. Choose from multiple activities, such as taking in the views from lookout points, visit wineries and farms or relax in one of the amazing hidden beaches. Take your time to explore the island’s nature and admire unique sights as Demeter’s Temple, Kouros and Kori statues, Venetian Towers and Byzantine chapels. Visit places that you can only reach privately and taste delicious local dishes in small non-commercial taverns. Recommended 4 hours itineraries: 1) If you are mostly interested in sight-seeing and monuments Demeter’s Temple (entrance fee 4€/person to be paid on the spot in cash) Chalki Village with a visit to the oldest distillery in Naxos and taste of the local liqueur "kitron" (entrance fee 3€/person to be paid on the spot in cash) Panagia Drosiani Monastery (one of the oldest Byzantine monasteries in the Balkans with rare frescoes Kouros Statue at Flerio Eggares olive press museum with olive oil and olive delicacies tastings This would be a rather rushed itinerary with short stops, but you can see as much as possible in 4 hours. 2) If you want to visit the most popular villages Chalki – Apiranthos Apiranthos is Naxos' most famous and popular village, but you should estimate approx. 1.5 hours of total driving to go there and return. It is easily combined with another stop to Chalki or/and Filoti. 3) A little bit of history and culture Demeter’s Temple - Damalas pottery workshop – Chalki Village – Eggares olive press museum. Demeter’s Temple is Naxos' most significant ancient monument and most probably the #1 “must see” on the island. The pottery workshop in Damalas is nice to buy souvenirs and the owners offer a presenation on the pottery mill in English. Chalki is one of the most beautiful villages and you can visit the oldest distillery in Naxos, located right in the middle of the village. Eggares olive press museum should not be missed. It is near Naxos Town, they make a great guidance in English and you will also have the opportunity to taste and buy delicious olive products of great quality.