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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.

From Naxos: Delos and Mykonos Full-Day Boat Trip

2. From Naxos: Delos and Mykonos Full-Day Boat Trip

Sail across the Aegean Sea from Naxos and visit the uninhabited island of Delos to explore the most sacred of all the Greek islands from ancient times. Get 3 hours of free time to wander around the ruins and see the excavated artifacts in the small museum. Hire a private professional guide upon arrival if you wish to upgrade your experience, or join one of the guided groups formed on the spot upon landing. Then, cruise to the jetsetter island of Mykonos for a further 3 hours of free time. Use the time to explore Mykonos Town and stroll the pretty alleys of the romantic Little Venice district. Climb the hill to see the famous windmills up close and get spectacular views of the surroundings. Sail back to Naxos in the early evening at the end of an amazing day at leisure.

Naxos: Highlights Full-Day Tour by Bus

3. Naxos: Highlights Full-Day Tour by Bus

The first stop is Demeter temple, a spectacular recently restored ancient temple from 530 BC. Apart from the impressive monument, you'll have the chance to visit the archeological museum located in the same area, and to check out some findings from the site. Continue the tour to Damalas, a cute little village in the heart of Tragea Valley where you'll enjoy a demonstration at the only remaining traditional pottery workshop and the traditional restored olive press. Then drive to Chalkio, a neoclassical village where you can walk in picturesque alleys, visit the traditional citron distillery/museum, and have an espresso while taking in the classy atmosphere. A visit to Panagia Drosiani, the oldest church on the Balcan Peninsula, is a must during your visit. Head then to the famous village of Naxos, Apiranthos, the “marble village," and stroll down marble cobbled streets and take loads of photos. Drive towards the north part of Naxos island to end up on the northeast edge in Apollonas, a small typical Cycladic village. Have a swim or just relax at one of the cafes by the sea. On the way back, stop by the impressive Kouros, a colossal unfinished statue from the 6th century BC, before returning to Chora, taking in gorgeous views along the way.

From Naxos: Cruise to Koufonissia with BBQ Lunch

4. From Naxos: Cruise to Koufonissia with BBQ Lunch

Enjoy the crystal clear waters of the Aegean Sea on a full-day cruise around the islands of the Cyclades by wooden boat. Depart from Naxos and drop anchor at the uninhabited island of Kato Koufonissi, where you can dive from the boat to swim and snorkel as the crew prepares a delicious BBQ lunch. Return to the boat to enjoy lunch with unlimited water, soft drinks and house wine. Then, sail to Ano Koufonissi to enjoy 3 hours of free time at leisure. Use the time to explore the main village by the port or go for a swim at one of the wonderful sandy beaches. Take a stroll along the coastline and discover the amazing rock formations that make Ano Koufonissi a must-visit destination in the Cyclades.   Enjoy a glass of wine on deck as you sail back to Agia Anna Port with memories of the unique landscapes, pristine beaches, crystal clear waters and Aegean sun.

Naxos Island: Full–Day Historical Bus Tour

5. Naxos Island: Full–Day Historical Bus Tour

Join a magnificent tour and cross the island’s inland, its northern part, and the west. Visit the restored Demeter’s temple in Sangri from circa 530 B.C. and the museum with local findings. Continue to the oldest Citron distillery of the Naxos, dating back to 1896, in Halki. There, take the chance to taste the local Citron drink. A visit to Apeiranthos will give you the chance to see the famous marble village and shop in local traditional shops. Next, as the bus heads north to Apollonas, your tour allows you to see the remnants of the old emery mines and their machinery. Discover the huge 10.5–meter tall Kouros Statue, often considered to be a personification of God Dionysus.

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.

From Naxos: Full-Day Boat Trip to Santorini

7. From Naxos: Full-Day Boat Trip to Santorini

Set sail from the small port in Naxos Town and cross the beautiful blue waters of the Aegean Sea. Cruise to the romantic island of Santorini, known for its trademark blue and white houses and an amazing volcanic landscape. Get stunning views of the caldera cliffs as you sail into Athinios Port. Board a bus on arrival and take a tour of the island's most beautiful sights. Head to the colorful village of Oia, hanging on the slopes of the caldera at the island's northen tip. Get some free time to stroll the paved alleys of the village and admire its charming architecture. Continue to Fira and get some free time in the island's capital to ride the cable car or discover the largest gold market in Greece on Ypapantis street. Visit a museum, or just enjoy a meal or glass of Santorini wine at one of the many restaurants and cafés. Get driven back to Athinios Port in the afternoon for the return boat trip to Naxos.

South Naxos Full–Day Cruise

8. South Naxos Full–Day Cruise

Your cruise begins from Agia Anna Port at 10:00 AM, with the first swimming stop at Aliko, a well-noted beach with sand dunes and cedar trees. Your next stop is at Rina, a rocky bay with a synonymous sea cave - a unique wild landscape that can only be approached by boat. Savor a delicious barbecue lunch along with unlimited soft drinks, water and house wine.  Take another swimming stop at the beautiful bay of Kalados, a popular port amongst the private yachts that sail in the Cyclades. Heading to your last stop, Pyrgaki beach, visit the tiny church of Agios Sostis, built right on the edge of the coast. Take pictures while you listen to its interesting history, before returning to Anna Port at around 5:00 PM.

Naxos: Highlights Tour and Olive Oil Tasting

9. Naxos: Highlights Tour and Olive Oil Tasting

Discover the highlights of Naxos on this private tour with an expert guide. You’ll visit ancient temples and a ceramic workshop, have a traditional Greek meal and olive tasting, and more. See the authentic side of Naxos, visit its hidden gems, and learn about its history and culture. After being picked up, your 5-hour tour will start with a visit to the striking ancient temple of Demeter and Apollo, one of the most significant sites in the evolution of architecture. Learn all about the goddess Demeter and her occult rituals from your guide. Next, stop at Damalas village to visit a traditional ceramic workshop. You’ll get insight into the island’s pottery tradition and bring home a truly Greek souvenir. When it comes to Greek and Naxian culture, cuisine can’t be left out. You’ll learn about Naxos’ production of Kitron liqueur and admire the process in a distillery at the beautiful village of Halki. Following your distillery visit, you’ll get to savor a traditional Greek meal in Apeiranthos, the famous marble village. Your tour will conclude at the Museum of Olive Press in Eggares, where you’ll taste some of the incredible extra virgin olive oil produced on the island.

From Naxos: Full-Day Catamaran Sailing Cruise with Lunch

10. 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 return trip to Naxos, with some last swimming stops.

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What people are saying about Naxos

The crew (Mario and Thomas) were friendly and interactive with us throughout the trip. They provided background information and interesting facts about the various islands we visited. Plenty of wine, beer and fresh fruit. Lunch was great and the sights were amazing. I would definitely recommend this cruise to anyone visiting Naxos!!

Nick was very knowledgeable & passionate about Naxos. It was a great day to see the island of Naxos, highly recommend. An easy and safe way to enjoy the island, tour ran on time.

Great tour with the great tour guide Nikolas. We saw a lot of the island and got a good restaurant tip for the evening. Highly recommended tour.

Nikola was a perfect guide. Discovering the island and artisans in the easiest and most satisfying way

Great tour with a very knowledgeable local guide. Tour ran to time and took in some great locations.