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Afternoon Half Day Naxos Highlights Bus Tour

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Naxos Bus Tour
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4 hrs
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English & Ελληνικά (Greek)
Group activity: Up to 50 people


  • Take a glimpse into the island's rich history and ancient monumentary buildings
  • Admire the stunning views and immerse yourself in the unique Naxian traditions


Meet your knowledgeable guide at the Naxos Bus Transfer Office, conveniently located just outside Naxos Port. From there, you will be driven directly to your first destination, Demeter's Temple. Marvel at the meticulously restored sanctuary, capturing stunning photographs and taking in the awe-inspiring surroundings. Make sure to visit the small museum on-site for a deeper understanding of the temple's historical significance.

Your next stop will be Panagia Drosiani, an exceptional church with a distinctive architectural style devoted to Virgin Mary. This hidden gem is nestled amidst the olive groves of Tragea valley and is part of an ancient monastery. Some of the frescoes adorning its walls date back to the 6th century, making them among the oldest in the Balkans. Immerse yourself in the Byzantine beauty and tranquility of this unique site.

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Continuing on your journey, you will drive past Kinidaros, where a brief stop will allow you to capture captivating images of the contemporary marble quarries. As you proceed towards Flerio valley, you will be greeted by lush gardens. Take a leisurely stroll through the enchanting surroundings and encounter the Kouros Statue, a remarkable example of Naxian marble artistry that stands as a testament to the island's rich cultural heritage.

To conclude your tour on a flavorful note, visit the restored olive press museum in Eggares. Here, you will delve into the century-old techniques of olive oil production, gaining insights into the traditional processes that have shaped the island's culinary identity. Indulge in tastings of various olive ingredient delicacies, savoring the exquisite flavors that are unique to this region.

By the end of your tour, you will have experienced the historical, artistic, and gastronomic treasures of Naxos, leaving with a deeper appreciation for the island's rich heritage and natural beauty.

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Price list

  • Adults (13+)
    25 euros

  • Children (8- 12)
    12,5 euros

  • Infants


Start time: 1:15 pm
4 hrs
End time: 5:15 pm


Complete your booking

Your email ticket will contain all the information you need for an easy and smooth experience. You’ll get contact details, meeting point or pick up details with a Google map, our direct line (in case you need it) and much more.

Important information

  • The tour runs every Monday , Thursday and Saturday
  • You will have to climb steps and walk uphill in order to visit the Temple of Demeter and the Kouros Statue
  • This tour will take place rain or shine. Small changes to the itinerary may apply in case of rough weather
  • A big part of the trip is through winding, mountainous roads. Please carry travel sickness pills in case you feel uneasy
  • The tour guide is not licensed and thus not allowed to guide you inside Demeter's Temple and Panagia Drosiani Church. You will get all the information about the monuments before you enter
  • The tour begins and ends right outside Naxos Port. Luggage storage is provided for the participants free of charge

Please bring with you

Hat and sunglasses
Water and some snacks
Comfortable clothes and sports shoes

Includes & excludes

English/ Greek speaking professional escort and driver
Luxury air-conditioned bus
Luggage storage during the tour
Entrance fees in Demeter’s Temple (4 euros per person) to be paid on the spot in cash
Pick-up & Drop off service
Personal expenses
Gratuities and Church donations (customary – not obligatory)
Transfer information
Cancel up to 24hrs prior for a 100% refund
  • Contact us at least 24hrs before the commencement of your excursion and we will organize a full refund of your full payment.
  • The time for the payment to arrive in your bank will vary depending on the speed of your bank but typically it is about a week.
  • In order to combat fraud, if we cannot first see the money in our account we will delay the refund until this is the case.


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Naxos Port
Naxos, Chora Naxos, Cyclades, 84300,


  • Pickup point: Naxos Port

  • Gyroula village
    Visit the marble Temple dedicated to Goddess Demeter, an important ancient monument on the island

  • Kinidaros village
    To photograph the contemporary marble quarries

  • Church of Panagia Drosiani
    Experience the serene atmosphere of the Church

  • Flerio village
    Journey to Flerio valley and take a leisurely walk through the lush gardens and encounter kouros statue

  • Eggares village
    Explore the restored olive press museum and learn about the old procedures of olive oil production

  • Return to the pickup point: Naxos Bus Transfer Office
    At the end of Naxos Port


Can I pay on arrival?
It is not possible to pay on arrival. The only way to secure a booking is to make a reservation beforehand.

Reviews for this excursion

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Afternoon tour perfect for our needs

July 13, 2023
Rated 5 out of 5

Gives you a real chance to see so much of the island in just 4 hours!

Isabella Robertson
Travel Date: Wednesday, July 5, 2023

Professional and well-organized bus tour

July 10, 2023
Rated 5 out of 5

Very informative guide. Comfortable vehicle with good air-conditioning. Despite going to many places we never felt pressed for time. Just perfect. Would definitely recommend this tour to others who want to get an idea of the island beyond the beach!

Braiden Kemp
Travel Date: Thursday, June 29, 2023
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