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Category: Island, Day Trips, Shore Excursions
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.
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ablutsauger 08 Dec 2015Cutie pieNaxos is really an exceptional island. I don't think you'll find other island being rich in, well, everything.
Here, it's not only one village, capital, that it's nice, beautiful, full of history...
Apeiranthos is an absolute must if you rent a car. High altitude, castles, interesting Cycladic old houses, more ancient than vivid. You feel as if you entered some medieval town.
Several museums, souvenir shops and very alive.
The view over the mill on a green hill across is very nice too.
barbara34 23 Jun 2010Refreshing natureApriranthos is a beautiful village in Naxos that I highly recommend for everyone who wants to enjoy Greek culture. Greek islands are not just about beaches. Our plan at Greece was to spend a few days at the beaches. We took a bus to Apiranthos from Chora and immediately after landing, I was very moved by the beauty of the village. It was so traditional that you may feel like you have moved past in time. It is located at the foot of Mount Fanari and the setting was very good. Streets were narrow and they were paved with marble. There were little tavernas that served some Greek traditional dishes for us to taste. I was enticed by the villagers who respect their tradition a lot. The nature around was very green, even in the middle of summer, which can get very refreshing in the hot summer days.
tomsch 05 Nov 2008Nice architecture in ApiranthosAmong the villages we visited on Naxos, I liked Apiranthos the most. It is a small village in the mountainside of Naxos, about 40 minutes drive from Chora. The most special thing about Aripanthos was its architecture: tall stone houses, paved paths, Venetian towers and lovely gardens. Go in the morning in Apiranthos, so that you can vist its museums. The Geological Museum has some rare rocks among its exhibits and the Folklore Museum really gives you a true picture of life on Naxos a few decades ago.
George_B 12 Dec 2006It needs more triditional shops and cafesNationality: Greek
-How did you get to Apiranthos village: By car
-Where is your accommodation located: Agia Anna
-How much time did it take you to reach Apiranthos village: 40 minutes with several stops
-What are the conditions of the roads that take you to the village: Good enough
-Did you enjoy the trip to Apiranthos village: Yes
-In order to get to the village were enough signs in order to find it: I used a map
-Why did you choose this particular village: Recommended by friends and by brochure/magazine/newspaper, internet sites
-How would you describe the village: Picturesque, authentic
-Can everything, one might need, be found in the village: Telephone, bank, mini market, cafes
- Did the village meet your expectations? Yes Rate: 8/10
- Favorite thing about Apiranthos village: Waffles!
- Is there anything that you dont like about the village or things that should be done by the authorities to improve it or is something missing: More traditional shops and cafes
- Any recommendations/tips for future visitors: No
Other recommends villages? Filoti