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Naxos: Highlights Bus Tour with Free Time for Lunch and Swim

Naxos: Highlights Bus Tour with Free Time for Lunch and Swim

Explore the wonders of Naxos island on this guided bus. Visit the valley of Gyroula and the marble quarries of Apollonas. Stop at the villages of Chalki, Apiranthos, and Damalas along the way. Start with a pickup from a variety of locations on Naxos and first travel to the green valley of Gyroula. You will visit the marble temple of the Goddess Demeter, one of the most important ancient monuments on the island. The next stop will be the tiny village of Damalas. Learn everything about the old procedures of olive oil production at a restored olive press museum. Afterward, visit a traditional workshop of a third-generation potter and know the secrets of his art dating back to ancient Greece. Continue to Chalki, an ancient commercial center and a place of beautiful Venetian architecture. You will have approximately 50’ free time to explore by yourselves. Don’t miss the oldest distillery of the island – Vallindras distillery - located right in the middle of the village, the sophisticated ceramic art galleries and the cozy shops with souvenirs and local products. Next, make a long stop (approx. 1,5 hours) at the famous village of Apiranthos located at the foot of Fanari mountain. Admire the beautiful views of Venetian Towers, marbled alleys, cozy tavernas, verandas, and traditional shops. Here, you will have free time for lunch – it is highly recommended to taste the local recipes of “rosto” and “kalogiros”. Driving past Koronos village and the famous emery mines, you will reach Apollonas. Get free time at the picturesque fishing village to go for a quick dip and enjoy a coffee or desert by the seaside. End your tour with a visit to the infamous “Kouros”, an unfinished marble Statue of 11 meters, lying in the same spot for more than 2500 years! Drive along the west coast, one of the most beautiful routes on the island with an amazing view of the ocean, and be returned to your pickup point.

Naxos: Highlights Full-Day Tour by Bus

Naxos: Highlights Full-Day Tour by Bus

The first stop is Demeter temple, a spectacular recently restored ancient temple from 530 BC. Apart from the impressive monument, you'll have the chance to visit the archeological museum located in the same area, and to check out some findings from the site. Continue the tour to Damalas, a cute little village in the heart of Tragea Valley where you'll enjoy a demonstration at the only remaining traditional pottery workshop and the traditional restored olive press. Then drive to Chalkio, a neoclassical village where you can walk in picturesque alleys, visit the traditional citron distillery/museum, and have an espresso while taking in the classy atmosphere. Head then to the famous village of Naxos, Apiranthos, the “marble village," and stroll down marble cobbled streets and take loads of photos. Drive towards the north part of Naxos island to end up on the northeast edge in Apollonas, a small typical Cycladic village. Have a swim or just relax at one of the cafes by the sea. On the way back, stop by the impressive Kouros, a colossal unfinished statue from the 6th century BC, before returning to Chora, taking in gorgeous views along the way. On Mondays/Wednesdays/Thursdays/Fridays & Sundays lunch break is done at Apiranthos so there s 90' stop at Apiranthos and 45' break at Apollonas while on Saturdays it s the opposite as lunch break is done at Apollonas (90' break) and 45' break at Apiranthos.

Naxos Island: Full–Day Historical Bus Tour

Naxos Island: Full–Day Historical Bus 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. Continue to the oldest Citron distillery of the Naxos, dating back to 1896, in Halki. There, take the chance to taste the local Citron drink. A visit to Apeiranthos will give you the chance to see the famous marble village and shop in local traditional shops. Next, as the bus heads north to Apollonas, your tour allows you to see the remnants of the old emery mines and their machinery. Discover the huge 10.5–meter tall Kouros Statue, often considered to be a personification of God Dionysus.

Naxos: Tour with Statues, Swimming, and Olive Oil Tasting

Naxos: Tour with Statues, Swimming, and Olive Oil Tasting

Our first stop is Kouros of Melanes or Kouros the Greek,asit s widely known. It an imprsessive 6th century BC statue abandoned in the ancient marble quarry,a perfect sample of Archaic period sculpture. Then we have a photostop ,as close as possible of the biggest modern Naxos’ marble quarry. We cross Kynidaros and drive along vineyards ,enjoying mountain view on whirlwind streets and head to our next photostop close to Panagia Drosiani ,with magnificent view of Tragea Valley. Next stop is Filoti the biggest village of Naxos Island ,located on the feet of Zas Mountain ,where you ll have free time to explore the village,walk towards the church of Panagia Filotitisa,visit the Folklore museum,walk at the Old Market Place or have a coffee at the famous village square under the Platanos tree. Following stop is Apiranthos,the marble village famous for the cobbled streets,alleys which are perfect to take photos and create new memories of your Greek holidays. We drive towards the North part of Naxos island and we end up on the Northest edge of Naxos,at Apollonas village ,a small typical Cycladic village ,ideal for swimming or just relaxing at the various cafes by the sea. On our way back we stop at the impressive Kouros statue ,a colossal unfinished statue of the 6thcen BC and then we head back to Chora,following the North-Northwest coast of the island, enjoying view of Agia tower and North Cyclades islands. Last bu least stop is Eggares Olive press where apart from olive oil inforamtion you ll have an unforgettable tasting session!

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What people are saying about Apollonas Kouros

Overall rating

4.5
(227 reviews)

Incredible day! This tour offered a great opportunity to see all that Naxos has to offer. The mountain vistas are breathtaking and the it was preferable to renting a car, allowing the chance to drink it all in! The only change I would make would be to allow more time to explore the shops and cafes of Chalki and less time to eat lunch in Aperathos. All in all, an excellent day!

Thanos was great! A good way to see more of the island. Some stops felt a little short but it makes sense with so much to see.

Great day by bus to discover Naxos. This allows you to have a good overview of the island and its history.

I liked that you had free time. Alex and Visalys (?) were great

It was a great day with a very good guide and driver