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Naxos: Highlights Full-Day Tour by Bus

4.8 / 5

44 reviews

Activity provider: Naxos Island Tours

Naxos: Highlights Full-Day Tour by Bus

Activity provider: Naxos Island Tours

From US$ 32.55 per person

Explore the highlights of Naxos island on this bus tour. Discover picturesque villages, visit archeological sights, connect with the locals, learn about Naxian history, and more.

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Duration 8 hours
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Live tour guide
Greek, English, Italian
Pickup included
Please wait in station at least 10 minutes before the scheduled pickup time.

Experience

Highlights
  • See the majestic Demeter temple site and discover the local modern museum
  • Watch the pottery workshop's demonstration and learn about olive oil production
  • Marvel at the neoclassical Chalkio, visit art galleries, and try citron liquor
  • Explore Apeiranthos, the marble village, and take photos of the marble alleys
  • Relax at Apollonas, a sea shore village on the northeast edge of the island
Full description

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. A visit to Panagia Drosiani, the oldest church on the Balcan Peninsula, is a must during your visit. 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.

Includes
  • Transport by bus
  • Tour leader
  • Entrance to Temple of Demeter (4€ per person, cash only)
  • Entrance to Citron distillery (2€ per person, cash only)
  • Entrance to museums in Apiranthos village
  • Lunch, drinks, and personal expenses
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users
  • People with pre-existing medical conditions

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What to bring

  • Passport or ID card
  • Sports shoes
  • Personal medication
  • FFP2 mask

Not allowed

  • Pets (assistance dogs allowed)
  • Smoking in the vehicle
  • Drinks in the vehicle
  • Alcohol and drugs
  • Unaccompanied minors
  • Explosive substances
  • Alcoholic drinks in the vehicle
  • Food and drinks in the vehicle

Know before you go

  • On Tuesdays, all archeological sites are closed and the Demeter Temple will not be visited. On this day the Bazeos Tower is visited instead
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 /5

based on 44 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.9/5
  • Transportation
    4.5/5
  • Value for money
    4.9/5

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This tour was amazing!! My bf and I did it on our third day in Naxos. We were worried the tour wasn’t going to happen due to it being the off season. But thankfully it did and it did not disappoint! Would really recommend this tour if you are in Naxos especially since the island is so big ! Shout out to our tour guide Nikolas he was the best !! Book itttt

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October 29, 2022

Fabulous tour!!! So glad we booked it. Nikolas is an excellent and knowledgeable tour guide! Together with Mike, his skilled bus driver, they made us feel safe and comfortable throughout the tour with its many winding roads and their easy banter and Nikolas’ witty jokes!! The bus was spacious and very comfortable and we never had trouble hearing Nikolas on the bus’s intercom or outside (no whispers required.) he made good use of the time spent on the bus with his stories and vast knowledge. This tour was well worth it as we otherwise would never have seen the more remote and other beautiful and breathless spots of Naxos nor have learned so much fascinating history that only a local could know and tell it. All The stops on this tour were interesting and we never felt rushed. Would highly recommend this 8-hour tour to everyone who visits Naxos!!

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October 20, 2022

The Naxos Highlights full-day bus tour was amazing - far exceeding all expectations! Tour Guide Nikos and the driver were both exceptional. Nikos is fluent in English and a wealth of information on the island, which he clearly loves. The driver must be complimented on his skills in extreme driving conditions! Only 1 criticism (suggestion for future tours): a longer time should be spent in Apiranthos, where it was too short to do more than have a snack. This could be a lunch break for 1.5 hours at least. Most of us were hungry by then! Time at Apollonas could be shorter, making up for this - most passengers did not swim, so 1 hour there there is adequate. This is the ideal tour for an overall picture of Naxos and to be informed of many facts which one would otherwise be unaware of. One can later return to the village/s of choice by local bus. Visited: Demeter's Temple, Damalas, Apiranthos, Chalkio, Apollonas, Kouros statue, Kitron distillery, pottery workshop, ancient olive oil press.

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August 16, 2022

Product ID: 403851