The Vallindras Distillery in Halki, Naxos Cyclades: In the heart of Halki village, the old capital of Naxos, there is a small distillery that today works mostly as a museum.
This distillery was established in 1896 and was managed by Vallindras family.
It used to produce a very famous liqueur of the island, kitron, a short of yellow drink from a fruit a bit less bitter than lemon.
This liqueur is traditional of Naxos and was distributed all over Greece.
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In this small but interesting museum, you can see traditional items, machinery, and tools used for the distillery of kitron.
Most machines used to work with fire and some were brought from abroad.
You will also see eminences and awards for the kitron of this distillery and old furniture from the 19th and the early 20th century.
You will be able to taste the famous Kitron Liqueur and even buy a bottle.
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 book your taxi online.
Car rental: Τhere’s the option of renting a car with as little as 15 euros per day and pick it up directly from the airport, port or your hotel. Using a car rental allows visitors to discover the Vallindras Distillery and many other places of interest at their own pace.
Public transfers: 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. Consider that time schedules might change according to the season. Check the official timetables here. Tip: Since buses don’t always stop in every scheduled stop of their itinerary, our advice to visitors is to inform the driver about their final destination, so that he makes a stop there.