Day trip

Naxos Island: Full–Day Historical Bus Tour

Activity provider: San Med Travel Hub I.K.E

Naxos Island: Full–Day Historical Bus Tour

Activity provider: San Med Travel Hub I.K.E

From US$ 31.56 per person

Tour around Naxos island, see the villages, ancient Greek temples and other sights that reveal the past and the characteristics of Naxos.

About this activity

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Duration 8 hours
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Live tour guide
English
Pickup included
Pickup is available from a list of selected hotels, airports, and other locations around Naxos. Please contact the local supplier directly in order to arrange the pickup service. You will receive the pickup details at the latest one day prior to your tour. Please check your email and, if necessary, your junk or spam folders.

Experience

Highlights
  • See the huge Kouros Statue
  • Taste the local liqueur Citron at the oldest distillery on the island
  • Walk through the famous marble village of Apiranthos
  • Enjoy some free time to swim or have lunch
Full description
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.
Includes
  • Bus transfer
  • Local and experienced tour escort
  • Personal expenses
  • Entrance fees
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users

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What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat
  • Sunscreen

Not allowed

  • Pets

Know before you go

  • This tour requires a minimum of six participants to operate. If the minimum is not met, the tour will be canceled
  • Please provide your accommodation details upon booking the tour, or as soon as available in order to avoid any pickup issues on the day
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.4 /5

based on 133 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.7/5
  • Transportation
    4.5/5
  • Value for money
    4.4/5
  • Safety
    4.6/5

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A great way to see more of Naxos beyond the resorts. Travelling through the mountains was wonderful. The first stop was at the Temple of Demeter, where there is a nice museum too. We stopped at Halki to visit the distillery and pottery shop, which I both enjoyed, although I would have liked to see a bit more of the village. We had lunch at Apeiranthos, a lovely village in the mountains. Then we drove north to Apollonas - if you want something to eat or drink there, order immediately. A brief stop to see the Kouros (it isn't really one, but that's another story), then we drove back along the north and west coast to Chora. A lovely day out, especially if you don't have your own transport. Nikolaos, born in Naxos, was full of local knowledge and kept us informed along the way. Makis/Mikis was an excellent driver, navigating the narrow, twisting roads without any problem. There are steps and climbing hills involved. You also have to pay entrance fees at the temple and distillery.

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June 22, 2022

We really enjoyed our Naxos tour - our guide was Nicholas and he was full of interesting facts and stories about Naxos. We covered a lot of the island including a kitron distillery, a pottery, an olive press. We also visited Apeiranthos which is a very old village made entirely of Naxian marble. We had lunch by the sea in Apollan. Very nice day - highly recommend this tour!!

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June 20, 2022

I highly recommend this tour. Nico, our guide, was fun and friendly and very knowledgeable. Our driver was a pro on the narrow roads that wind in and out of hilly country. The sites chosen ranged from fun and entertaining to educational and fascinating. We had a small group and made friends instantly. It was really a special day.

May 23, 2022

Product ID: 115324