Naxos Old Town, Castle & Portara

Private Tour / 2-3 Hours / Morning or Afternoon
Naxos Old Town, Castle & Portara


Meandering through the paths of history & local flavour

Private Tour / 2-3 Hours / Morning or Afternoon

Meandering through the paths of history & local flavour
Naxos Old Town, Castle & Portara

Our story begins at the Temple of Apollo by the port of Naxos- for an introduction to the history of the island enhanced by a panoramic view of the Aegean and the castle city itself. Walking down the pathway our immersive walk takes us back in time from the remains of the Homeric Greeks at the On-Site Archeological Excavation Museum to the ancient gods; from the Dukes and the walled fortresses of the Middle Ages to the contemporary sustainable character of the island.

Words cannot fully describe the many sensations experienced every step of the way in the Old town of Naxos. Marvel at the narrow winding streets where every corner, every coat of arms has a story to tell. Discover the Catholic Cathedral with its 11th cent. byzantine icon and marvel at the outstanding art collection of pre-historic Cycladic figurines at the temporary exhibition housed inside the historical building of the 18th century former Ursuline School.

AFTERNOON OPTION (INCLUDING SUNSET AT PORTARA): Discover the unique charm of Naxos Town under the magical rays of the setting sun. Enjoy a leisurely walk along the narrow streets of the Coast and Old Town, where your guide will bring to life the myths and tales of gods and heroes through enchanting storytelling. Along the way, stops at picture-perfect settings with amazing views are not only inspirational for photography at best but highlight the narrative of the island’s treasured myths. Every step of the immersive walk leading down travels the imagination from the world of the ancient gods to the Middle Ages and the walled fortresses of the ruling Dukes. The inspirational walk ends during sunset at the famous ‘Portara’ which was constructed in antiquity to honor the god Apollo and remains, until today, the distinguishing landmark of Naxos.

Included Features

  • English speaking Professional Licensed Guide
  • “Portara” – Apollo’s Temple
  • Old Town & Medieval Castle highlights
  • Archaeological museum & on-site archaeology excavation museum
  • Local market.
  • Optional food tasting stop enhancing the local flavor experience: variety of naxian cheeses, cold cuts & a glass of wine -at extra cost 18 € per person. 

* Every Tuesday and daily in the afternoon small museums in old town are closed – the tour can still operate smoothly excluding those two stops without affecting its value.

* Transfer from hotel can be arranged at extra cost.

  • 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

The Best Naxos Town Tour!
Great informative tour of Naxos town. Georgina was super knowledgeable about the history of Naxos and took her time to point out many of the town’s little hidden gems. The sunset view from Apollo’s temple was spectacular!


Sherry- MA United States

September 20, 2023

Great way to start out your time in Naxos
Great way to start out our time in Naxos! Georgina was great and shared a lot of history about the island. This included some wonderful Greek mythology stories. Sunset was amazing!


Lori – Canada

September 13, 2023

Nice visit with stories within history
Everything was perfect : chora old city and its churches, the castle without forgetting the greek mythology present in all steps. Our guide brought a lot to the visit stimulating our interest and interacting with each of us.


Monica -MN United States

August 16, 2023


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