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Naxos: Highlights Full-Day Tour by Bus

4.9 / 5

14 reviews

Activity provider: Naxos Island Tours

Naxos: Highlights Full-Day Tour by Bus

Activity provider: Naxos Island Tours
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From US$ 31.65 per person

Explore the highlights of Naxos island on this bus tour. Discover picturesque villages, visit archeological sights, connect with the locals, learn about Naxian history, and more.

About this activity

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Duration 8 hours
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Live tour guide
Greek, English, Italian
Pickup included
Please wait in station at least 10 minutes before the scheduled pickup time.
Private or small groups available

Experience

Highlights
  • See the majestic Demeter temple site and discover the local modern museum
  • Watch the pottery workshop's demonstration and learn about olive oil production
  • Marvel at the neoclassical Chalkio, visit art galleries, and try citron liquor
  • Explore Apeiranthos, the marble village, and take photos of the marble alleys
  • Relax at Apollonas, a sea shore village on the northeast edge of the island
Full description

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.

Includes
  • Transport by bus
  • Tour leader
  • Bottled water
  • Entrance to Temple of Demeter (4€ per person, cash only)
  • Entrance to Citron distillery (2€ per person, cash only)
  • Entrance to museums in Apiranthos village
  • Lunch, drinks, and personal expenses
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users
  • People with pre-existing medical conditions
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • Masks are strongly recommended for anyone indoors regardless of vaccination status. Unvaccinated participants are required to wear a mask while indoors

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What to bring

  • Passport or ID card
  • Sports shoes
  • Personal medication
  • FFP2 mask

Not allowed

  • Pets (assistance dogs allowed)
  • Smoking in the vehicle
  • Drinks in the vehicle
  • Alcohol and drugs
  • Unaccompanied minors
  • Explosive substances
  • Alcoholic drinks in the vehicle
  • Food and drinks in the vehicle
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.9 /5

based on 14 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.7/5
  • Transportation
    4/5
  • Value for money
    5/5

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This takes a long time for a few cool sites. Great guide (although he should have known one of the sites was “Closed on Tuesdays,” sign said it, the guidebook to Naxos said it … maybe he forget what day it was??) Comfortable bus UNTIL the VERY hot and stuffy ride back to Naxos from Appolina, seriously uncomfortable last 30 minutes. Sad because the rest of the trip was fine.

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June 22, 2022

The tour was planned very well and both guide and driver were excellent. The guide Nicholas was extremely knowledgeable with a great sense of humour. You could tell driver Manos was very skillful as road network is what you expect on a Greek Island. Tough highly recommended to discover what Naxos has to offer apart from sandy beaches and graviera

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June 12, 2022

Nicolas as very knowledgable about Naxos and overall the tour is good. The bus was way too hot despite air conditioning which made the long drives between stops quite hard to bear. After lunch the next step is a fishing village for a snack only an hour after lunch The trip back was long and the tour should find some way to do another stop before heading back to break the long drive. Overall experience was good

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June 5, 2022

Product ID: 403851