Naxos Castle Walking Tour and Sunset at the Portara

Naxos Castle Walking Tour and Sunset at the Portara

From $30.30 per person

Visit the town’s most emblematic sights on a relaxed, low cost, evening walking tour. Learn about the past and present of Naxos from an experienced guide who is passionate about the island.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
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Duration 2 hours
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Live tour guide
English
Small group
Limited to 10 participants

Experience

Highlights
  • Let a local give you an insider’s view of Naxos Old Town
  • Admire historic buildings of the Venetian era, like the Catholic Cathedral and Glezos Tower
  • Observe the daily life within the walls of the still inhabited castle
  • Enjoy the best views over Naxos Port and the Aegean Sea
  • Take memorable pictures of the majestic Portara at sunset
Full description
Enjoy a relaxed evening walking tour of Naxos Old Town, and become acquainted with the most beautiful sights it has to offer. Feel like a time-traveler as you witness the different periods of Naxos history, strolling through the Venetian Castle down to the old Market and up again to the ancient Temple of Apollo. Pass by buildings that have played significant roles in forming the history of the land, and listen to stories of times past. Learn about the contemporary daily life and discover more about the customs and cultural events that take place within the walls of the Castle all year round.  Lose yourself in the alleys of the vibrant Old Market maze and discover ambient bars, cozy taverns, and boutique shops full of souvenirs and local products. End your tour at “Portara” and enjoy the most breathtaking, panoramic sunset views. Your guide will give you a highly personalized tour and provide you with local tips about the whole island. Perfect for all types of travelers, including travelers of all ages, this is a fantastic way to experience the vibrant town of Naxos.
Includes
  • Local guide
  • Option for hotel transfer service
  • Visit to the museums
  • Gratuities
Covid-19 precautions
Traveler requirements
  • Customers are required to bring and wear masks

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Date

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Meeting point

Tziblakis Local Products of Naxos - Sokratous Papavasiliou Str. in Naxos Town Pick up service from your hotel included if option with roundtrip transfer has been selected

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Comfortable clothes

Know before you go

  • Hotel transfer service is offered only for the areas of Naxos Town, Stelida, Agios Prokopios, Agia Anna, and Plaka
  • Please give your hotel name and location upon booking. A local partner will contact you the day before the tour with the pickup details
  • The tour does not include a visit to the museums, as they are closed in the evenings
  • The tour is ideally suited to small groups and is suitable for all ages
  • The meeting point is easily reached by local bus from the main resort areas of Naxos
Customer reviews

Overall rating

5 / 5

based on 9 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.5/5
  • Value for money
    4.7/5
  • Service
    5/5
  • Organization
    4/5
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Wonderful tour of the Castle and surrounding area before end at the Portara for sunset. On the way through the streets from the castle to the Portara we were able to sample some Raki and homemade lemonade. After the sunset we were able to sample locally made citron. We did this our first evening in Naxos and were given many great suggestions how to spend our next few days.

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September 2, 2019

If you would like a tour that is informative and personable, this is the tour for you. Zeta gave us a great tour through the history of Naxos and its castle/fortress, ending with sunset at the Partara. If you don't have a lot of time in Naxos and want to learn more about the city you have to do this tour!

June 9, 2019

What an amazing experience we had!! Our guide was so very knowledgeable!!! What a fabulous way to see the city!!

September 4, 2019

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