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Naxos: Day Cruise on a Catamaran with Lunch

1. 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. During the cruise, stop for swimming, snorkeling, coffee, and snacks, with your crew providing snorkeling equipment for everyone to use. At one of the stops, 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, and it also comes equipped with a shaded aft lounge and large deck areas that are perfect for sunbathing and relaxation. At the conclusion of your day of cruising, you will be returned to your port of origin.

Naxos: Half-Day Cooking Class at Basiliko Family Tavern

2. Naxos: Half-Day Cooking Class at Basiliko Family Tavern

Learn about the traditional cuisine of Naxos, Greek food, or satisfy you passion for cooking with a traditional cooking course at a rural village. All dishes are made from local and fresh ingredients and with pure organic products. Learn all the secrets of herbs and aromatic plants. At the end, the cooking lesson turns into a feast as you enjoy the dishes you have prepared, along with local wine and traditional music. The lessons will take place in small or large groups, in couples and families, upon agreement, at the times and days you choose. If you choose to, walk along the river and get to know some of the beauties of the village. Make the most of more than a simple cooking lesson, but a rich experience, as you cut vegetables and fruits from the garden or even make cheese together with the villagers!

Naxos: Greek Cooking Class & Dinner at a Village House

3. 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.

Naxos: Rina Cave and Islands Sailing Cruise with Lunch

4. Naxos: Rina Cave and Islands Sailing Cruise with Lunch

Sail from Naxos to Rina Cave and two islands on this tour. Sit down to a delectable lunch full of authentic Greek flavors. Stop to swim and in turquoise waters. Relax with fresh fruit, snacks, and drinks. Meet your crew at the Naxos Port and board the yacht in the morning. Depart for naturally breathtaking Rina Cave. Admire stunning views of the Naxos coastline and enjoy a complimentary hot or cold drink and a snack on the way. Stop at Rina Cave and have some free time to explore or jump into the water and snorkel through schools of sliver fish. Sunbathe on the deck or sip on a beer or wine on the way to small idyllic island where you can swim, snorkel, and soak up coastal views. Once you have worked up a bit of an appetite, dine on a delicious, freshly-prepared Greek lunch. Spend some free time relaxing after lunch before visiting the final island of the day for more fun in the sun. Have fruit and coffee onboard while enjoying the views on the way back to to the port of Naxos.

Naxos: Naxos Town Food Tour with Included Tastings and Wine

5. 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 Town: Aegean Islands Sailing Cruise with Lunch

6. Naxos Town: Aegean Islands Sailing Cruise 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.

Naxos: Food Walking Tour with Local Drinks and Bites

7. 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: Village of Apeiranthos Food Tasting and Guided Tour

8. 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 loved Katarina’s enthusiasm for sharing her native foods. It was especially nice that she opened up her home with us and got to meet her mother and some others in her small and beautiful village. It was a fun afternoon with delicious food.

Highly recommend you venture out into this tiny little village in the middle of the islands. Naxos is so much more than beautiful private beaches. While doing this yummy activity, visit the Kaloxylos Forklore Museum.

Actionseaze brought us out to sea to Rina cave and took very good care of us. Nicholas took some great pictures for us and immediately transferred to our phones!

The excursion was superb and we were served like kings, Congratulations to the whole team A faultless. Thank you René and zjohanne from Canada

Katarina was so welcoming and hospitable! The meal was delicious!