Naxos Island

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Naxos Island

Naxos is the biggest and the greenest island in the Cyclades. It has high mountains, fertile valleys, lush green gorges, stunning seascapes and traditional villages perched high on mountain tops, where the inhabitants still wear their traditional dress and live off the fruits of the land. Naxos is also home to beautiful old churches, monasteries and Venetian castles, coexisting harmoniously with the Cycladic architecture.
Chora, the capital of Naxos, whose landmark is an imposing Venetian castle, is an old castle town with stone paved alleys (known as kalderimia in Greek) where you can admire a unique blend of Cycladic and Medieval architecture: mansions with Venetian blazons still decorating their entrances, narrow arched alleys (known as stegadia in Greek), catholic churches and fortifications.

Suggested Tours


Tour 1: Naxos Island Tour

A magnificent tour that crosses the island’s inland, surrounds its northern part and ends in the west.
• Visit the restored Demter’s temple in Sangri (6th century BC) and the museum with the local findings
• Visit a typical Cycladic pottery workshop and a traditional olive press in Damalas Village
• Taste the local liqueur “Citron”at the oldest distillery of the island, dated 1896 in Halki
• Visit Panagia Drosiani, one of the oldest Byzantine churches in the Balkans
• Walk in the famous “marble village”of Apiranthos
• A chance to see the remnants of the old emery mines and their machinery heading north to Apollonas Village
• See the huge Kouros Statue, said to be a personification of God Dionyssos

  • Naxos, Greece

Tour 2: Boat Excursion to South Naxos

• Discover in a one day cruise the virgin beaches hidden in the southeast coastline
• Stop for swimming at the beautiful bay of Kalados at the southern edge of the island
• Swim in the unique cave of Rina and feel the freshness of the subterranean spring that runs into the sea
• End up at the beautiful beach of Aliko with sand dunes and cedar trees
• Enjoy on board a tasteful typical Greek barbeque with souvlaki, salad, wine and music on the boat
• A unique chance to visit places that are hard or even impossible to approach by land and swim in transparent waters

  • Aliko beach, Naxos, Greece

Tour 3: Boat Excursion to Amorgos

Visit amorgos, the most eastern of the Cycladic islands, an island of particular wild beauty, genuine hospitality and rich cultural heritage. After your arrival to Katapola port, you have approximately 5,5 hours of free time to explore the beautiful island of the “Big Blue”

• Visit of Chora of Amorgos, considered by many as the most ambient village in the Cyclades
• Enjoy a meal of fresh local products by the sea and taste the well noted Amorgian “rakomelo”
• Don’t miss the trademark of the island, the monastery of Hozoviotissa, built in the 11th century entirely on the slopes of a rock that gives magnificent view to the sea.
• Walk down to the small chapel of Agia Anna build on a rock by the sea and swim at the famous dep blue waters of the pebbled Agia Anna Beach

  • Amorgos, Greece

Tour 4: Boat Excursion to Koufonisi

A unique day cruise to the island of Pano Koufonissi, a tiny island located south of Naxos, famous for its turquoise waters, while beaches and beautiful rock formations

• Relax, swim and sun bathe at the beautiful beach of St. George Village
• Walk or rent a bicycle and explore the East Side, full of small sandy bays and beaches
• Visit the Sea Caves and the “Pisina”, a beautiful landmark where the rocks form pools and small coves with crystal clear waters
• Stroll through the traditional paved alleys of the typical Cycladic Town
• Visit Kato Koufonissi, the uninhabited neighboring island with the pristine unspoiled beached

  • Ano Koufonisi, Koufonisia, Greece