Naxos Town: Food, People & Heritage

Private Tour / 4 Hours / Morning or Afternoon
Naxos Town: Food, People & Heritage


Where myth and history meet local culture and tastes

Private Tour / 4 Hours / Morning or Afternoon

Where myth and history meet local culture and tastes
Naxos Town: Food, People & Heritage

Naxos Town offers an ideal synthesis of the island’s past and present. Together with a professional guide, travelers connect with the true character of the island – its rich historical past and current gastronomic traditions. Our story begins at the Temple of Apollo (Portara) with the narration about the island’s first inhabitants and the mythology that shaped their presence. We continue to an on-site excavation museum and unto the top of the Venetian Castle area where a great art collection of pre –historic Cycladic figurines will complete the island’s cultural frame.  From the historical port to the crowning castle, the Venetian Old Town with its quaint alleyways -where the food market is awake- passing by a traditional wood-fire bakery, colorful fruit stands and stalls with aromatic herbs and spices, we invite travelers to enjoy sampling of local delicacies including a delicious orange cake, variety of fine, local Naxian cheeses with a glass of wine and traditional bakery snacks. The food tour is filled with the promise of more traditional mezes and local delights with delightful sensations of Naxian gastronomy at a traditional taverna where we all experience the tastes of the island at a hospitable table!

Included Features

  • English speaking Professional Licensed Guide
  • “Portara” – Apollo’s Temple
  • Old Town & Castle highlights (including on-site archaeological excavation museum, Catholic Metropolis, archaeology art collection)
  • Local market.

Included Tastings

  • Fresh bread from traditional woodfire bakery
  • Cheese & wine tasting (variety of naxian cheeses)
  • Local superfood snacks
  • Meal including traditional specialties such as the famous potatoes
  • Local meat dish or vegetarian and delicious sweets – 4 drinks (1 glass white wine, 1 glass of red wine, “rakomelo” and “kitron” sampling)

*morning option including museum guided visits    
*afternoon option with sunset at “Portara”!
*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.


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Natasha is an amazing guide. Do not miss the chance to do this food walking tour with her. Do not eat before you go. All the stops you go to have plenty of food and drink. She will fill your mind with her knowledge of both the history of the food and of coarse the places you visit.


Pat and family- CA United States

October 19, 2023

What a great way to experience Naxos!
Georgina was an incredible tour guide - sharing the rich history and mythology of the island. My wife and I had a great experience both walking through the town as well as stopping to sample local cheese, wine, and a hearty lunch! Was a highlight of the 10 days we spent in Greece. Highly recommend this!


Andy- NY United States

September 22, 2023

This was an AMAZING experience! Natasha, our guide, was fantastic. We got to see SO MANY things we never would have seen if we didn't go on the tour. It was the perfect balance of a little history and a lot of yummy food! I would HIGHLY recommend this tour. It is a fantastic way to see the city and taste the delicious foods Naxos has to offer.


Calypso & Morgan - AZ United States

September 19, 2023


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