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.
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.
Children (8- 12)
Pickup point: Naxos Port
Visit the marble Temple dedicated to Goddess Demeter, an important ancient monument on the island
To photograph the contemporary marble quarries
Church of Panagia Drosiani
Experience the serene atmosphere of the Church
Journey to Flerio valley and take a leisurely walk through the lush gardens and encounter kouros statue
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
Gives you a real chance to see so much of the island in just 4 hours!
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!