Villages of Naxos and Beyond

Private Tour / 5 Hours / Morning or Afternoon / Half Day
Villages of Naxos & Beyond


Thousand years of culture meet with the absolute local food experience!

Private Tour / 5 Hours / Morning or Afternoon / Half Day

Thousand years of Culture meet the Absolute Mediterranean Food Experience
Villages of Naxos & Beyond

We invite you to join us for an exciting island tour of the villages of Naxos, which stimulates all five senses. Draw the curtain down on the guidebooks and discover the tapestry of local customs and traditions which brings the spirit of Naxos to life. Together, with your local guide, you will explore the island’s local culture, from village to village, meet people, taste traditional products and experience the sights and sounds of nature while unravelling the island culture of Naxos with a local expert.

Our tour begins with some “food for thought” and a visit to the site of the unfinished colossal archaic statue, known also as Apollo, which has been sleeping in a garden for centuries before its discovery by local farmers.  After a glimpse to the island’s ancient past, we drive from village to village where we enjoy a different course of a meal at each different location!

Indulge in local homemade starters at an off-the beaten path small village, continue to the highlands of Naxos passing the marble quarries and enjoy cheese, wine and main course full of flavor at the mountain village of Apeiranthos, known for its marble streets and medieval architecture. Dessert is as special as our next village stop: Chalki is the former capital of the island where we’ll taste Naxos’ famous citron liquor at a 100-year-old distillery and, as an exceptional treat, savor the locally- prepared custard pie. Drive back with treasured memories filled with a true taste of Naxian life, now and then.

Included Features & Tastings

  • English speaking local expert (tour leader)
  • Colossal archaic kouros statue
  • Home made tastings at off the beaten path small village (local pie, Greek donuts “tiganites”
  • Variety of local honey types & herbal drinks
  • Panoramic drive with marble quarries views
  • Season salad
  • Naxian dish with meat & famous naxian potatoes paired with cheese & wine tasting at Apeiranthos village
  • Local liquor tasting at 120 years old distillery in Chalki village- special “galaktoboureko” desert.
  • 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

Educational and delicious!
We loved getting to learn about the food and culture of Naxos! Elisabet was a fantastic guide! This was also a great (and delicious) way to get out of the main town in Naxos and visit several villages in one day. We especially loved visiting Kourounochori for breakfast, which is a village we never would have seen on our own. This tour was also very accommodating for me, as a vegetarian!


Melissa - NY United States

June 10, 2023

This tour was the highlight of our trip!
Our tour was a definitely highlight of our trip! Our guide was very knowledgeable and shared quite a bit about Naxos history (her family was from the island). And the food… WOW! Every bite was a delicious adventure!! It was evident the time and thought that was put into making this tour a delicious, locally-sourced, family business-supporting experience. We also had a lovely experience with the other guests on the tour with us.


Chris & Judy – MN United States

July 4, 2023

Delicious & Fun Tour, worth every penny!
I would highly recommend this tour to anyone coming to Naxos. Elizabeth, our guide, was seriously the best tour guide we have ever had. Her local knowledge, and her historical knowledge was amazing. The food experience was delicious and the whole experience was authentic. We think it will be the highlight of our trip.


Susan – Canada

September 13, 2023


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