Naxos Mythology Tour

Private Tour / 4 Hours / Morning Half Day
Naxos Mythology Tour


Myth connects with History & Tastes in a wondrous tour of discovery

Private Tour / 4 Hours / Morning Half Day

Myth connects with History & Tastes in a wondrous tour of discovery
Naxos Mythology Tour

Live the magic of Naxos – “ the playground of the gods”  in a half day excursion to the wondrous sites of the island which bring to life the incredible world of Greek mythology. You’ll discover the myths embracing famed monuments, as well as the rare beauty of rural Naxos, ancient earth whose secrets come to life in mythical moments through storytelling and sensational taste sampling. You’ll learn about the lives –and quarrels – of  the Gods and Goddesses of Olympus, fearless heroes such as Theseus, Odysseus’ tales and more.

Our tour begins with a visit to the sanctuary of Dionysus -ancient god of wine, surrounded with olive, fig trees, and  vines.   Here, your expert guide will share with you the love story of Dionysus and Ariadne, the ecstatic dances of the female followers of Dionysus’, the harvest celebrations and  the  wine banquets held on site.We continue our journey of discovery enjoying a panoramic drive through the countryside, passing rocky slopes,  green hills and plains to reach Dimitra’s  sanctuary overlooking the fertile plains of Sangri.  We marvel at the marble temple of the goddess and learn about the mysteries held in her honor as well as  Persephone’s myth of the changing seasons.

Continuing our drive to to Tragea plain, the largest olive grove of the island with hundred years old olive trees- precious gift of Athena, goddess of wisdom… to reach the small unspoiled village of Kaloxylos.  Here we conclude our tour with time dedicated to the god of Hospitality – Xenios Zeus, savoring  the islands  precious goods  – olive oil, cheese, wine and honey –   gifts of the ancient gods.

Included Features:

  • English speaking Professional Licensed Guide
  • All entrance fees, Temple of ancient goddess Demetra
  • Sanctuary of ancient god Dionysus
  • Kaloxylos village with olive oil tasting
  • Olives
  • Local cheeses
  • Cherry tomatoes
  • Local bread from woodfire bakery
  • Glass of local wine.

*The tour is not available on Tuesdays as archaeological sites are closed.

  • Personal expenses 
  • Tips for your Guide and Driver
  • Payment must be completed prior to delivery of our services, either by bank wire transfer or secure online credit card payment link.

  • Cancellations received within less than 24 hours before departure and no shows are non-refundable. Cancellations received up to 48 hours prior to tour departure are subject to 50% cancellation fee. Full refund is provided to cancellations received earlier than 48 hours before the delivery of our services. Cancellation notice must be submitted in writing.


They said after this tour

Such an informative and lovely tour,...
Such an informative and lovely tour, especially for people who enjoy learning more about mythology. Connecting local food tastings with ancient myths was a highlight. Highly recommend!


Beth Cohen - FL United States

April 9, 2022

A wonderful experience and a great guide!
We have visited Naxos several times in the past for vacations and loved it. But we have never seen it through the lens of history and mythology. So my daughter and I decided to do a half-day private guided tour. It was a wonderful experience! We visited four really interesting sites and learned a lot about Naxian history and culture. Our guide, Evdoxia, was very knowledgeable, engaging and fun to be with. Highly recommended!


Michael - MN United States

August 11, 2022

A must on your next visit to Naxos
We regret that we did not plan early enough for more tours with Naxos Cultural Tours! Our guide’s depth of knowledge and hospitable spirit brought the Greeks myths to life. The connection of food with the Greek gods was really amazing. Our family enjoyed the tour so much and everyone agreed that was far the most interesting trip of the whole vacation trip. Five stars all around!!


Donna - NY United States

September 12, 2021


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