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Our most recommended Naxos Neighborhood Tours

Naxos Castle Walking Tour and Sunset at the Portara

1. Naxos Castle Walking Tour and Sunset at the Portara

Enjoy a relaxed evening walking tour of Naxos Old Town, and become acquainted with the most beautiful sights it has to offer. Feel like a time-traveler as you witness the different periods of Naxos history, strolling through the Venetian Castle down to the old Market and up again to the ancient Temple of Apollo. Pass by buildings that have played significant roles in forming the history of the land, and listen to stories of times past. Learn about the contemporary daily life and discover more about the customs and cultural events that take place within the walls of the Castle all year round.  Lose yourself in the alleys of the vibrant Old Market maze and discover ambient bars, cozy taverns, and boutique shops full of souvenirs and local products. End your tour at “Portara” and enjoy the most breathtaking, panoramic sunset views. Your guide will give you a highly personalized tour and provide you with local tips about the whole island. Perfect for all types of travelers, including travelers of all ages, this is a fantastic way to experience the vibrant town of Naxos.

Naxos Island: Full–Day Historical Bus Tour

2. 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: 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: Temple of Apollo and Venetian Castle Walking Tour

4. Naxos: Temple of Apollo and Venetian Castle Walking Tour

See the Temple of Apollo and the Venetian castle with a guide on this walking tour of Naxos. Discover the fascinating mythology of the island as you delve into its past. Meet your guide at the port and start your historical sightseeing tour. Visit the ancient Temple of Apollo for stunning views over the Aegean before exploring the archaeological site. Next, move on to the Venetian Castle district and meander through its quaint alleyways. Discover the cathedral when you reach the top and see its historic coat of arms, as well as a Byzantine icon from the 11th century. Listen to stories about the ancient history of Naxos. Come face-to-face with the past at the Ursuline School's temporary archaeological exhibition. Head back down the hill at the end of your tour. Get some food tips from your guide as you pass by the bustling marketplace.

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What people are saying about Naxos

This trip was amazing, it is a great way to introduce you to the island so you can plan out the rest of your stay in Naxos. The locations we visited were all different and somewhere I would not have gone if left to my own devices. It was a very fun and worthwhile trip.

We had a great guide who explains the history of Naxos very well. Interesting activity to do to discover the small streets of the castle in which you would not have gone. I recommend this activity 100% for a visit to Naxos.

We had a lovely time learning several dishes from Katerina. She welcomed us into her home and gave us instruction and walked us through everything. We then enjoyed a lovely meal of all of the things we had made.

Costas was wonderful, welcoming, and knowledgeable! It was lovely to see the castle and learn the history, and the Portara at sunset is the most spectacular place!

Lots of valuable knowledge learnt and shared. Beautiful sites and awesome photo opportunities.