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Its ideal location in the center of the Cyclades makes Naxos a great island for island hopping tours and excursions to the nearby Cyclades islands, as most of the latter are just a short ferry ride from Naxos!
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Having Naxos as their base, visitors can set off for day trips from Naxos to Santorini, Naxos to Delos tours, and trips to the secluded islands of Koufonisia and Iraklia. Apart from boat tours, there are many Naxos sightseeing tours organized during the summer months.
Naxos has also emerged as a great destination for alternative tourism, which is why biking and walking tours are very popular! Such Naxos tours are usually organized on the shoulder season when the weather is milder. Note that the island’s landscape is mountainous, so good physical condition is required to join these alternative Naxos tours.
Explore the fantastic island of Koufonisia in this boat tour from Naxos. You will have the entire day at your disposal to enjoy the crystal beaches of the island.
In this special tour, participants will have the ability to embark on an exciting 2-hour boat cruise to the charming small ports of the southeastern part of Naxos.
The Island of Naxos is not only about beaches, it is also about the history and local experiences waiting to be discovered. The capital town (Chora) has two emblematic sights that definitely worth your attention – Naxos Castle and Portara. Put on some comfortable shoes and clothes and enjoy the evening walk within the castle walls alongside a local experienced and most of all passionate guide. Book your tour and use your mobile for tickets if you don`t want to print them, then get ready for 2.5 hours of insights and local tips, stunning photos, memorable experiences and breathtaking views over Naxos Town and the Aegean Sea.
You will get the chance to find more about the Castle history, observe the most important buildings of the Venetian era, get lost in the narrow still inhabited alleys and learn about customs and culture. Discover the local products, authentic tavernas and the ambient bars on the vibrant Old Market. After this, your guide will take you to the most beautiful sunset spot in Naxos – Portara, The Temple of Apollo. You will find out the interesting story about this place and you will be able to enjoy an unforgettable moment. Make sure your camera has enough battery because you would want to take a lot of photos during this tour.
Naxos Island is the biggest of the Cyclades, with a lot of places full of history, a famous cuisine, specific architecture and various landscapes. This bus tour of Naxos will get you through all these aspects and you will be able in just 8 hours to understand the island real vibe and to live ones of the best experiences of your holiday. Take your breakfast and prepare your comfortable shoes, your sunglasses and sun hat, put on some sunscreen and get ready for a full-day adventure.
The tour will get you to the north and west part of the island, crossing the inland. You will have an experienced guide that will introduce you to the fascinating world of Naxos. Besides the ancient temples and museums that you will visit, you will get the chance to taste the famous local liqueur Citron at the oldest distillery on the island, visit the stunning marble village of Apiranthos and see the huge 10.5- meters tall Kouros Statue. You will have some free time also that you can use to enjoy the surroundings, take a swim or just to have lunch at a local tavern. The final stop of the tour will be at an olive press museum and after that, you will return home with unforgettable memories and for sure a lot of photos.
Paros Island is part of the Cyclades and stands up with the perfect mix between traditional architecture and the cosmopolitan atmosphere. Definitely an island that has to be discovered! Take our water taxi from Naxos early in the morning and head to the Naousa port, where your independent journey will begin. Enjoy the picturesque port, take a walk on the seafront alley and admire the moored fishermen`s boats. You can also stop at one restaurant and try some fresh fish dishes before going to explore the rest of the island.
A local bus can take you to Parikia, the capital of the island, where you can visit some important sightseeing like the Archaeological Museum, the old market street or the Church of Panagia Ekatontapyliani – an important symbol of Greek Orthodoxy. Go for a walk on the typical narrow streets with whitewashed buildings and take advantage of every beautiful corner for creating stunning photography. You can also rent a car and visit some places that are not accessible by public transportation or you can take a water taxi and go to see the beaches on the other side of the bay. Go for a swim, relax and return in time to take your water taxi back to Naxos.
It is said that you get to know a country once you start experiencing the local activities. The Island of Naxos is known for its golden sand beaches and crystal clear water that allows you to practice numerous water sports. One of them that became famous over the time is windsurfing. The island provides the perfect spots to practice this sport and during all summer, “Meltemi” wind is blowing in Naxos from morning till evening.
Windsurfing is the best way to get into the island vibe and make your holiday a memorable one. If this sport is totally unknown to you, there is no reason to worry. Windsurfing lessons are suitable for beginners. The best instructors with patience and a lot of experience will teach you the theoretical part and the basics of it. After some hours of lessons, you will be able to make your first solo rides! If you already have an intermediate or advanced level, it is the best chance to learn from the best instructors some tips and tricks to improve your technique. Don`t forget that your safety is the priority so wear the proper equipment every time and keep in mind that your instructor is in the water as well, to help you when needed.
Mikri Vigla, the long sandy beach in Naxos, is known as one of the best spots in South Europe to practice Kitesurfing. During all summer, the most favorable conditions are found here- the wind is blowing from morning till evening and the most dominant winds are side-onshore meaning no matter what, you will end up safely back to the beach.
Kitesurfing can be a totally new sport for you, but if you really want to experience the island vibe, you have to give it a try. Before getting into the water and flying on a board, there are some steps to follow and some lessons to learn. Under the observation of an experienced instructor, you will be taught what this sport means, which are the safety rules and how to handle a kite before getting to feel the board under your feet. The course can be done in private or in small groups and will take no more than 2 hours per day because this water sport involves a physical demand as well. After you pass the three levels of the course, you will become a certified independent rider (certified by IKO). If you are already familiar with kitesurfing, you will have the chance to improve your technique and learn some tricks from the best instructors.
Mykonos, the island of the Cyclades, has become over time one of the top must-see destinations in the world. This day trip will give you the chance to explore the beauty of the island, interact with locals and have an unforgettable experience.
Enjoy your coffee and get ready but don`t forget your sunglasses and your camera. You will take a lot of pictures! The boat will wait for you at Naxos port and after less than two hours of sailing, you will arrive on Mykonos Island. You will be able to create your own itinerary for the next six hours of free time and enjoy Mykonos Town and the surroundings, as you desire. You can simply take a walk and admire the whitewashed alleys and take pictures of the most iconic buildings or spoil yourself at the local boutiques with handmade accessories, jewelries and souvenirs. Visit the picturesque old harbor and enjoy your lunch at one of many restaurants right next to the sea, take a walk to the archaeological museum and go up to the hill with the windmills to enjoy the breathtaking views of Little Venice. You can choose to take a bus and visit the surroundings, go to nearby beaches and take a swim or just laze on the sand, but don`t forget to be back at the boat 15 minutes before departure time.
The Cycladic islands have a different charm and vibe. Even if it is difficult to visit all of them during your holiday, there are some that you don`t want to miss. Koufonissia is one of them and it is also the final destination of this cruise that is giving you the full experience of sailing on an 18-meter long wooden boat.
On your way to those islands, you will make the first stop at the uninhabited island of Kato Koufonissi. Don`t forget to take your snorkeling gear with you because here you will have the chance to see the beautiful underwater life of the Aegean Sea. In the meantime, the crew will prepare the BBQ lunch and you will be able to enjoy delicious traditional souvlaki cooked right on the boat. After this, the captain will take you to Ano Koufonissi Island where you will have three hours of free time to explore and discover the main village, take a swim and relax. On your way back to Naxos, enjoy a glass of wine on board and admire the wild beauty of Cycladic nature. After almost 10 hours, the tour will end and you will arrive safely back home with a lot of beautiful memories and photos.
The island of Naxos is full of surprises and amazing places that you will want to visit during your stay. But there are also some spots that can be seen only by boat that you don`t want to miss. This full-day cruise over the south coastline of Naxos will give you a different perspective on the island and the chance to create lifetime memories. Gather your family and friends, put on the swimsuit and take the camera with you!
The traditional wooden boat will depart from Agia Anna Port in the morning and for the next seven hours, will take you to the most amazing places. It will be a day full of activities and fun. The captain will make some swimming stops at Aliko, Rina and Kalados. Don`t forget your snorkeling gear because these are the perfect places to observe the underwater life. At Aliko you can also admire the sandy beach bordered by the cedar trees while Rina will offer you a unique wild landscape. Here, the image will be completed by the traditional Greek lunch cooked and served on the boat along with unlimited soft drinks, water or house wine. The final stop will be at Pyrgaki Beach and after this the boat will return.
Since there are so many places to see around the island of Naxos, this cruise is giving you the chance to choose your desire destination out of a long list of possibilities. You can visit the Rina Cave and do some snorkeling with the equipment available on the yacht; you can go for a swim in the famous Kalados Bay or choose to visit some different islands. On Schinoussa and Irakleia islands you can take a walk on the small traditional villages and get some breathtaking views from the highest hills or you can go to admire the distinct Cycladic white houses from Paros and Antiparos islands. The captain will be there for you to advise the best options, depending on weather conditions and wind.
A professional digital recording and photographic equipment are available on board of the yacht, so make sure you don`t miss any spot! Between swimming and visiting stops you can relax and enjoy a cold drink and a snack or if you like, you can take some sailing lessons from the captain and learn more about the Aegean Sea. For your safety, the number of visitors is limited, so make sure you book your trip on time.
On the island`s southern coast lies one of the most beautiful caves in Naxos -Rina Cave. The spot offers an authentic and unforgettable wild landscape and can be reached only by boat so prepare your snorkeling gear, your underwater camera and your cruise ticket. The boat will depart from the Naxos port around 8:30 AM and the experienced crew will decide, depending on the weather conditions, the best and safest route for the trip. For the next nine hours, the beauty of the Aegean Sea will surprise you at every moment. Your first stop will be at the famous Rina Cave where you can admire the greatness of nature and observe the underwater life. After this, the captain will sail to the Small Cyclades, where you can see the traditional whitewashed villages from Ano Koufonisi, Irakleia or Schoinoussa. From place to place there will be several swimming stops so you can get refreshed. The crew will prepare a traditional Greek lunch for you right on board that you can enjoy alongside a glass of house wine or a beer. Recharge your batteries with some fresh fruit as a dessert and get ready for another swim on the way back home.
The way from Naxos Island to the Small Cyclades it`s absolutely amazing and unforgettable. From place to place the Aegean Sea is showing you different shades of colors, from crystal clear turquoise to deep blue or even green. You can enjoy all the nature show onboard of a modern and comfortable catamaran. The cruise will start from Naxos at 09:30 AM, right in time after a delicious breakfast and a well-deserved coffee and will take you for the next 8 hours to the most secluded beaches and caves. The captain and the experienced crew will choose the best and safest route, so you can have a relaxing journey. There will be many swimming stops and you can even do some snorkeling with the gear provided on board. After observing the underwater life you can relax on the shaded aft lounge or socialize on the large deck areas while the crew is cooking the lunch for you. You will be served with traditional fresh dishes, cake and fruit salad accompanied by a glass of wine or a beer. Cold refreshments and bottled water are available also. On your way back to Naxos, relax and enjoy the surroundings. This will be a day cruise that you and your friends will never forget.
The traditional Greek kitchen is well-known around the world and you can find it almost everywhere but the best-kept secrets over time are still found among the locals. There lies the real taste, philosophy and feeling of the Naxian food. Therefore, this is not just a cooking class, it`s an entire experience that you will never forget. You will have the chance to discover the everyday life among the locals, in a small village right in the heart of the island of Naxos. You will learn how to cook inside a house of Kaloxylos village with fresh vegetables from the garden, meat, olive oil and herbs as main ingredients. The menu will vary, depending on your choices and the season. The secrets of your favorite dishes will be revealed to you and you can also add your personal touch.
You will then be served dinner accompanied by a glass of local wine in a traditional house among locals and you will have the chance to feel the vibe of an authentic Naxian family. This cooking class is a private one and a maximum of six people can participate.
Your holiday on the island of Naxos can be more than amazing! Besides all the unique spots that you can visit on the island, there are much more to visit and discover at sea. This full-day sailing cruise will take you to unforgettable places, where you can enjoy the beauty of the surroundings, swim at secluded beaches, snorkel and observe the fishes underwater.
You can come to meet new people or take your friends and sail together onboard of this brand new catamaran that features 4 double cabins with 4 en-suite bathrooms in full comfort and privacy. The cruise will start early in the morning from Naxos port and will take you to some beautiful beaches on southern Naxos where you can stop just for a swim or take the inflatable boat and go closer to explore them. Between the swimming stops, the crew will prepare a traditional lunch for you that will be enjoyed on the boat, accompanied by coffee, water or local wine. If the weather conditions are good, the captain will take you to Paros or Small Cyclades, where you can sunbathe and relax or swim in the blue waters. After eight hours of sailing on this luxury catamaran, you will return safely back to Naxos.
Rina Cave is an amazing place to be discovered. It is found on the south coast and can be discovered only by boat. The place is offering a wild, beautiful landscape and a rich marine life that you don`t have to miss while in Naxos. The cruise is departing from Naxos Port early in the morning and you can enjoy a coffee with a view and a complimentary snack on the catamaran before the first stop at Rina Cave.
Once you get here, after 2 hours of sailing, take the snorkeling equipment provided by the crew and go to explore. You can also chill out on a secluded beach or swim in the crystal blue water. Return on board and refresh with a cold drink while heading to the next destination. There will be three swimming stops during the day and you will also get to see some amazing small islands. It will be decided together with the captain which ones to sail to, depending on the weather conditions. Between stops, you will be served with a fresh-prepared Greek lunch after which you can relax and sunbathe on deck while sipping a cold drink. Early in the evening, you will arrive back to Naxos with lots of memories from an unforgettable experience.
Your holiday in Naxos is not complete without a visit to the stunning secluded beaches of the Small Cyclades and to the famous swimming spots around the Island of Naxos. This luxury brand new Catamaran will take you on a cruise on the Aegean Sea crystal blue waters for almost eight hours. Put your swimsuit on, take your friends and your family and make sure you are at the Naxos Marina before 09:30 AM when the captain sets sail.
You can sip your coffee onboard, relaxing on the shaded aft lounge while the spacious and comfortable catamaran is taking you to an unforgettable experience. There will be some swimming stops on the way where you can refresh and enjoy the beauty of nature. To make your experience even more memorable, you can use the snorkeling equipment provided for everyone and go to admire the underwater world. Connect to the catamaran free Wi-Fi and share your experience in real-time with the loved ones. Your lunch will be cooked and served by the crew on the large deck area and after tasting some delicious traditional dishes, you can enjoy a glass of wine or even a local raki. Recharge with a fresh fruit salad and get ready for another swim. On your way back home, relax and enjoy the last moments of a lifetime experience.
The Small Cyclades islands are a real gem in the Aegean Sea. The islands reveal the authentic Greek vibe by the picturesque whitewashed villages and hospitality of the locals. But besides all of this, the Small Cyclades have some secluded beaches and swimming spots where you can relax far from the crowds. Depending on weather conditions in the morning of sailing, the captain will decide the safest route to get you on a cruise you will never forget. Don`t forget your swimsuit, towel and some sunscreen and get ready to relax and have some fun.
Enjoy your coffee onboard accompanied by some morning snacks and get ready because you will spend the next ten hours on the sea. There will be three stops with particular features during the day for swimming and snorkeling and if you are lucky you will have the chance to swim among dolphins and big turtles. The captain will take you to places where the water seems to have unreal colors or unexpected tranquillity where you can relax without having other boats around you. You will have a full lunch accompanied by a large selection of drinks served on deck by the crew members. After a full day of experiences, you will return back home with a lot of stories to tell.
Sail for 7 days in the Aegean sea and explore the beauties of Mykonos, Paros, Naxos, Ios and Santorini. The sailing cruise starts in Mykonos, the party island, and during 7 days you will cruising around Cyclades with final destination being Santorini. What's even better? Snorkeling equipment, stand up paddleboards, and quad tours organised to have the ultimate fun during this 7-days sailing cruise
Take this boat tour from Naxos Town and spend an entire day exploring the island of Amorgos, one of the most fantastic and authentic destinations in Greece. The wild beauty and impressive landscape of Amorgos charm visitors at first sight.
Walk the sacred island of Delos, which was entirely dedicated to god Apollo in the ancient times. With a history of 3000 years, this uninhabited island is one of the most important archaeological sites in Greece.
Discover the magical island of Santorini, the island with the wild beauty and the most gorgeous view in the world. You will fall in love with Santorini at first sight.
Let the peaceful atmosphere of the small Cyclades inspire you. A great trip to the amazing islands of Iraklia and Koufonisia, with the relaxing ambience and the crystal beaches.
This is a 4 days guided biking tour (out of 7 days of total customer's stay).
This program is available from the beginning of May until 10 of June and from 15 of September until the end of October. Guided bike tour packages aim to give the customer the possibility to actively get to know the island of Naxos, its scenery, its beautiful beaches, the picturesque villages on the mountains.
A 7 days organized walking/hiking tour on the island of Naxos.
This program is available from the beginning of May until 10 of June and from 15 of September until the end of October.