Tour around Naxos island, see the villages, ancient Greek temples and other sights that reveal the past and the characteristics of Naxos. This is a full day tour.
- Visit the Temple of Demeter
- Live demonstration at the traditional pottery workshop in Damalas Village
- Visit to the village of Halki and the century old distillery of “kitron”, the Naxian liqueur
- Kitron tasting
- Visit to the village of Apeiranthos
- Guiding services along the way
- Private tour
Join a magnificent tour and cross the island’s inland, its northern part and the west. Visit the restored Demeter’s temple in Sangri from circa 530 B.C. and the museum with local findings. Afterwards, we will take you to a typical Cycladic pottery workshop and a traditional olive press in Damalas Village. Here you will learn what sfouni or the cup of justice is.
Continue your tour to the oldest Citron distillery of the Naxos, dating back to 1896, in Halki. There, take the chance to taste the local Citron drink. After that, visit Filoti village and Panagia Filotitissa, with a marble screen and a carved bell tower dating from 1801. Then, a visit at Apeiranthos will give you the chance to see the famous marble village and shop in local traditional shops. The architectural design of the houses in Apeiranthos has remained almost untouched since the time of the Venetian Empire: narrow marble paved mule tracks, often covered by archways; Venetian defense towers which are exemplary of the fortifications architecture of the time; two-story stone houses with peculiar architectural details and tiny squares.
Last but not least we stop at Eggares olive press museum where you will gain precious insight into practices and a way of life that now belongs to the past now long gone.
Finish your tour as you head safely back to Naxos town after a memorable trip.
Private Island Tour approx six (6) hours
Local and experienced tour guide
All private transfers with a comfortable A/C vehicle
Kitron liqueur tasting & olive oil tasting in a traditional village
What’s Not Included
Entrance Fees to Demeter Temple are not included (entrance ticket 4 euros per person in cash only)
Please note: The archaeological site of the Temple of Demeter is shut every Tuesday from the 1st of May 2022 and onwards. During our tour we will visit the site as you can actually see the temple from afar without needing to enter and your guide will give you all the historical details.