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Naxos: Rina Cave and South of Naxos Cruise with Lunch

1. Naxos: Rina Cave and South of Naxos Cruise with Lunch

Sail from Naxos to Rina Cave and two islands on this tour. Sit down to a delectable lunch full of authentic Greek flavors. Stop to swim and in turquoise waters. Relax with fresh fruit, snacks, and drinks. Meet your crew at the Naxos Port and board the yacht in the morning. Depart for naturally breathtaking Rina Cave. Admire stunning views of the Naxos coastline and enjoy a complimentary hot or cold drink and a snack on the way. Stop at Rina Cave and have some free time to explore or jump into the water and snorkel through schools of sliver fish. Sunbathe on the deck or sip on a beer or wine on the way to small idyllic island where you can swim, snorkel, and soak up coastal views. Once you have worked up a bit of an appetite, dine on a delicious, freshly-prepared Greek lunch. Spend some free time relaxing after lunch before visiting the final island of the day for more fun in the sun. Have fruit and coffee onboard while enjoying the views on the way back to to the port of Naxos.

Rina Cave and South of Naxos Catamaran Cruise with Lunch

2. Rina Cave and South of Naxos Catamaran Cruise with Lunch

Embark on a full-day catamaran tour of the islands surrounding Naxos. Enjoy lunch with a drink on board and visit highlights, including the Rhina Cave. Swim and snorkel at an island beach or relax on the pristine shores. Meet your friendly crew at Naxos Port and board your catamaran for the day. The cruise sets sail at 8:30 AM and heads to the first stop of the tour, Rhina Cave. As you glide along the water, admire stunning views of the Naxos coastline and enjoy a complimentary hot or cold drink and a snack. After 2-hours of sailing, arrive at Rhina Cave, which is one of the most famous landmarks of Naxos Island. Spend some time exploring then cool off from the heat in the crystal clear waters of a secluded beach. You can also go snorkeling in search of colorful marine life, or chill out in the shade. Head to the next stop of the day where you can swim, snorkel, and soak up epic views. The exact location depends on the day’s weather and passengers’ preference. During the 30-minute sail to the island, sunbathe on deck and sip on a refreshing beer or wine to keep you cool. Once you have worked up a bit of an appetite, dine on a delicious, freshly-prepared Greek lunch. Spend some free time relaxing after lunch then visit the final island of the day for more water activities. At the end of an unforgettable adventure, enjoy fruit and coffee onboard whilst marveling at the last of the coastal view as you sail back to Naxos Port.

Naxos: Day Cruise on a Catamaran with Lunch

3. Naxos: Day Cruise on a Catamaran with Lunch

Cruise from Naxos and visit some of the most beautiful secluded beaches and coves. Your captain will choose the best route for the day depending on weather conditions. During the cruise, stop for swimming, snorkeling, coffee, and snacks, with your crew providing snorkeling equipment for everyone to use. At one of the stops, enjoy a delicious lunch prepared on board with local products, accompanied by cold refreshments including beer, raki, and wine. The catamaran is spacious and comfortable, and it also comes equipped with a shaded aft lounge and large deck areas that are perfect for sunbathing and relaxation. At the conclusion of your day of cruising, you will be returned to your port of origin.

Naxos: Full-Day Small Cyclades Sailing Cruise

4. Naxos: Full-Day Small Cyclades Sailing Cruise

After meeting with your guide and boat in the morning at the marina, set sail to the Small Cyclades at 8:30 AM. Venture towards a top-secret location, so as not to end up with other boats around you while you swim. Your exact destination will be selected during your sail to the south coast of Naxos, and will be determined by weather conditions. Either way, you can expect secluded beaches, turquoise shallow water, and a lot of fun. Make three stops during the day for snorkeling and exploring the area, with some time set side to eat as well. Each spot will boast a particular feature, whether it's the color of the water, its tranquility, or its abundant sea life. Be prepared to swim, sail, relax, and lose track of time on your beautiful day at sea. Later in the early evening, you can expect to return back to Naxos' main port at around 6:00 PM - 6:30PM.

Naxos: Naxos Town Food Tour with Included Tastings and Wine

5. Naxos: Naxos Town Food Tour with Included Tastings and Wine

Immerse yourself in the culture of Naxos through its cuisine on this guided food tour. Walk through quaint old alleyways and aromatic markets while sampling some local treats. Meet your guide in front of the town hall to start your tour. Walk through the narrow alleys of the Venetian Old Town on your way to the local food markets. Pass by colorful fruit stands and take in the bustle of the marketplace. Catch the scent of herbs and spices wafting from the food stalls. Stop and sample some local delicacies. Savor some Naxian cheese with a glass of wine. Try a traditional potato dish and a variety of phyllo pastries. Learn about the local food, culture, and history from your guide. Finish off your tour at the foot of the Temple of Apollo, where a stunning Aegean sunset awaits you.

Naxos: Greek Cooking Class & Dinner at a Village House

6. Naxos: Greek Cooking Class & Dinner at a Village House

Many people believe that in order to know a place well you need to know its everyday life. Inviting you to the home in Kaloxylos, the locals prepare a typical Greek meal. You become part of the local life and experience the village way of living. The menu depends, each time, upon your personal preferences, the season and, of, course, what is growing in the village's gardens. Vegetables, dairy products, meat, olive oil and herbs are the main ingredients. Based on traditional recipes you learn how to add a personal family touch and you are ready.  You will cook and enjoy a meal in a traditional house in the center of the village, which is often an attraction for other residents who will welcome you too. The four-hour experience includes cooking and eating traditional Naxos foods.

Naxos: Private Sunset Boat Tour with Fruit and Champagne

7. Naxos: Private Sunset Boat Tour with Fruit and Champagne

Embark on a romantic adventure around the picturesque Greek island of Naxos. Bring your significant other with you aboard a luxurious boat and set sail into the ocean as you watch the sunset. Allow your captain to pamper you with a selection of fruit and a bottle of champagne or wine. Navigate into the vast blue sea for a relaxing and intimate experience in one of the most coveted holiday destinations in the world. Become surrounded by peace and quiet as you leave the city crowds behind or play your favorite music on the boat's speakers. Choose between a bottle of Moet champagne or Santorinian white wine and snack on some fresh fruit. Enjoy complete privacy as you watch the sun setting behind the imposing Portara. Admire the incredible colors in the sky on your way back to the port.

From Naxos: All Inclusive Cruise on a Luxurious Catamaran

8. From Naxos: All Inclusive Cruise on a Luxurious Catamaran

Visit the most beautiful, secluded beaches and coves. Board a luxurious Catamaran, explore secluded destinations and enjoy on-board delicious traditional lunch prepared with local products, accompanied by cold refreshments, beer, raki, and wine. The captains will choose the best route for the day depending on weather conditions. The duration of these cruises is approximately 8 hours, departing from Naxos Marina (Chora) at 9:30 AM. During the cruise, there will be stops for swimming, snorkeling, coffee and snacks. Snorkeling equipment is provided for everyone. The brand-new Catamaran Lagoon 450S is spacious and comfortable, with shaded aft lounge and large deck areas for sunbathing and absolute relaxation, and can accommodate up to 25 guests. Sail into crystal blue waters, gorgeous sandy anchorages, stunning seascapes and turn your holidays into a lifetime experience. Experience authentic Greek Hospitality.

Naxos: Food Walking Tour with Local Drinks and Bites

9. Naxos: Food Walking Tour with Local Drinks and Bites

Indulge your inner foodie with a walking food tour of Naxos. Follow your local guide around this gastronomic paradise and explore its wide variety of unique culinary delights and drinks. Satisfy your craving for local culture along the way. Walk through the old towns’ narrow lanes and taste authentic cheeses. Get an insight into the influences of the Venetian empire on the island's food as you dig into Kalógeros (beef and eggplant casserole). Feel the Cycladic breeze and interact with locals over beer or wine. Learn how the livestock from the island's east side offers fine meat and dairy products, while the fertile western side fills the local kitchens with the famed Naxian potato and a variety of new-brand cheeses. Also, the mountainous region produces olive oil every winter. Save the best for the last as you try the fruity citron liqueur, Naxos' renowned aperitif, made from the fruit and leaves of the citron tree.

Naxos Highlights With Olive Grove Visit and Tastings

10. Naxos Highlights With Olive Grove Visit and Tastings

Discover the highlights of Naxos on this private tour with an expert guide. You’ll explore a local olive grove, have an olive tasting alongside delicious local delicacies, and more. See the authentic side of Naxos, visit its hidden gems, and learn about its history and culture. After being picked up, your 5-hour tour will start with a visit to a luscious olive grove, where you will be talked through the processes involved in the production of local olive oil. Next, you will get to taste the riches of the Naxian land with an olive oil tasting experience that will include local tastes. When it comes to Greek and Naxian culture, history can’t be left out. You’ll learn about the unfinished colossal archaic statue of Apollo, that was discovered by local farmers. After a glimpse of the island's ancient past, you will be driven to Naxos' highlands passing the marble quarries. Of course, your tour cannot leave out the local liqueur of the island, Kitron. For that reason, you will visit a 100-year-old distillery in the village of Halki, and admire the process of Kitron-making. Your tour will conclude with you savoring traditional dessert and a cup of traditional Greek coffee in the village of Halki, and your driver returning you to your hotel with a full stomach and high spirits!

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What people are saying about Naxos

We had so much fun that we did it twice! The entire crew was so friendly and accommodating. They made sure we stopped at beautiful places, drinks were always full, everyone was having fun, and the food was AMAZING! Regardless if the wind directs you in a different route the trip will be a blast! One of our days was relaxing, quiet and fun and the other was a little more wild with the sea water but ended up being my favorite day of our whole trip! We met some amazing friends on both trips and if we ever come back, we will do it a third and forth time!!

Overall a very pleasant experience. Nice boat, good food and nice crew. We stopped at 3 pre-announced stops, mostly on the west coast of Naxos. Food was simple & functional but tasty (moussaka for lunch, fruit at the end). We had enough time at all stops, you could snorkel (equipment was provided). The only drawback is that the Rina cave was not targeted and there was no sailing either, but that is not always under control either. Stand-Up Paddling was in the description, but I didn't see it on board, but I didn't ask about it either.

Akis & Anna were awesome! They were very welcoming & hospitable. The sail was beautiful & we recommend it to anyone visiting Naxos! Thank you for a wonderful day!

Great day with very nice people, beautiful landscapes and a very nice route, which allows you to discover areas inaccessible by land :)

Great guide, great food and tour of the old town/fortress.