Naxos Vallindras Distillery

Location: Halki
Don't miss: Museums guide (free admission dates and other useful info)

In the heart of Halki village, the old capital of Naxos, lies a small distillery called the Vallindras Distillery.
It mainly functions as a museum with kitron products available for purchase.

The distillery was established in 1896 and was managed by the Vallindras family.
It used to produce the signature liqueur of the island, kitron, a sort of yellow drink from a fruit a bit less bitter than lemon. The spirit is traditional of Naxos and was distributed all over Greece.

In this small but interesting museum, you can admire traditional items, machinery, and tools used for the distillation process.
Most machines used to work with fire. Some were even brought from abroad.
You will also notice awards for the kitron of this distillery and old furniture from the 19th and early 20th centuries.

You will also have the opportunity to taste the liqueur and also buy bottles as Kitron is still produced today.

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How to get there

The Vallindras Distillery is located in Halki Village.

Private transfers: We recommend using an online pre-booked transfer service, which provides transfer by taxi, minibus, or private VIP car and arranging a pickup directly from the port, airport, or your hotel. Alternatively, there’s the option of arranging a pickup by a local driver directly at the following numbers: 0030 22850 25835, 0030 22850 24829, or booking your taxi online.

Car rental: Τhere's the option of renting a car and picking it up directly from the airport, port, or your hotel. Using a rental car allows visitors to discover Vallindras distillery and many other places of interest at their own pace.

Public transport: The central bus station of the island is located at the Port of Naxos. There are several buses from Chora to Halki during the day. Lines 2, 6, and 7 are those that reach Halki. Consider that time schedules might change according to the season. Check the official timetables here.
Tip: Since buses don’t always stop at every scheduled stop of their itinerary, our advice to visitors is to inform the driver about their final destination in advance.



1 Reviews
  • Nicholas 26 Nov 2021
    Brilliant. Superb. June 2019. Better each visit.