Villages of Naxos and beyond

VILLAGES OF NAXOS AND BEYOND

Food, People & Culture

We invite you to join us for a full day island tour of the villages of Naxos. Discover the tapestry of local customs and traditions which brings the spirit of Naxos to life. Together, with your expert guide, you will explore the island’s local culture, from village to village, meet people, taste traditional specialties and experience the sights and sounds of nature while unravelling the rich history of Naxos. 
 Our tour begins with a drive to a tiny village where the oldest Venetian tower in Greece is located overlooking a green valley. A stroll along its cobblestone streets leads to the neighbouring village for an aromatic greek coffee and spoon sweet made from the seasonal harvest. Continue to  the site of the unfinished colossal archaic statue, known also as Apollo, which was “sleeping” in a nearby  garden for centuries before its discovery by local farmers.  After a glimpse of the island’s ancient past, we drive from  the plain to the highlands reaching Filoti, the largest  mountain village of Naxos. Time for a tasty stop to sample  local cheeses with a glass of wine, meet villagers and connect with true island life, now and then. 
  We continue our scenic drive climbing to  the mountain village of Apeiranthos, known for its marble streets and medieval architecture. After a walking tour of the village, we’ll enjoy a light lunch of Naxian dishes full of local flavour.  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 the traditional distillery and, as an exceptional treat,  savour the locally- prepared custard pie.  Drive back with treasured memories filled with a true taste of  Naxian life.

Price: 110 Euros

  • 20% discount for young travellers under 12 years old.
  • Minimum participation of 8 adult travellers.
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What's Included

  • Transportation by Mercedes Van

  • Commentary by Expert Certified guide.

  • Visits of 5 villages: Kourounochori, Myloi, Filoti, Apeiranthos, Chalki.

  • Archaic Kouros site at Melanes
  • Tastings: variety of Naxian cheeses, local specialties including the famous potatoes, custard pie and more.

  • 5 local drinks sampling
Not Included

  • Gratuities for guide & driver

  • Personal expenses

Payment Options

We will gladly accept online payment in the methods below, as well as cash on the spot.

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