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Naxos Highlights Bus Tour with a Swimming Break at Apollonas Village

Naxos Bus Tour
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8 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
  • Have a tranquil and scenic experience with the opportunity to relax by the sea, take a dip, or enjoy a delicious lunch


You will be collected from a central location near your hotel and taken directly to the scenic Gyroula green valley. There, you will have the opportunity to visit the marble Temple dedicated to the worship of Goddess Demeter, which is considered one of the most significant ancient landmarks on the island.

Afterwards, you will proceed to the small village of Damalas. At a restored olive press museum, you will learn about the traditional methods of olive oil production. Following that, you will visit a traditional workshop run by a third-generation potter, where you can discover the ancient secrets of his craft dating back to ancient Greece.

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Our journey will then take us to Chalki village, an ancient hub of commerce renowned for its beautiful Venetian architecture. Optionally, you can also visit a local kitron distillery, where you will gain insights into liquor production and have the opportunity to sample some of their products.

Next on the itinerary is the village of Apiranthos, nestled at the base of Fanari mountain. You will be captivated by the stunning sights of Venetian Towers, marble-lined alleys, cozy tavernas, inviting verandas, and traditional small shops offering local goods. Take a leisurely stroll through the village while learning about its history and traditions.

Leaving Apiranthos, you will pass by Koronos village and the renowned emery mines before reaching Apollonas. You will have free time to enjoy the picturesque fishing village, whether by taking a refreshing swim or purchasing lunch. To conclude the tour, we will visit the famous "Kouros," an unfinished marble statue measuring 11 meters, which has remained in the same location for over 2500 years.

The drive along the enchanting west coast, will offer breathtaking views of the Aegean Sea.
They will eventually return you to your original pickup point, completing the tour.

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Price list

  • Adults (13+)
    30 euros

  • Children (8- 12)
    15 euros

  • Infants


Start time: 9:15 am
8 hrs
End time: 5:30 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.

A pick-up bus can take you to the start point from the following central locations for free

Important information

  • Guests are requested to wait at their pick up spot 5’ prior the pick up time. In case they miss their pickup, they are requested to at the final meeting place Naxos Bus Transfer Office latest until 09.30.
  • On Tuesdays, the Temple of Demeter remains closed. Instead, you make a longer stop at Apiranthos village
  • 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
  • Changing booths and shower facilities are available at Apollonas beach
  • The tour guide is not licensed and thus not allowed to guide you inside Demeter's Temple. You will get all the information about the monument before you enter the gate
  • You will arrive at Apollonas, where you will have free time for lunch, at approximately 2:00 PM.

Please bring with you

Hat and sunglasses
Water and some snacks
Comfortable clothes and sports shoes
Swimming suit and beach towel

Includes & excludes

English/ Greek speaking professional escort and driver
Luxury air-conditioned bus
Pickup/ drop off service from central locations in the areas of Naxos Town, Stelida, Ag. Prokopios, Ag.Anna and Plaka
Entrance fees in Demeter’s Temple (4 euros per person) to be paid on the spot in cash
Entrance fees in the kitron distillery in Chalki (2 euros per person, optional visit)
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 Bus Transfer Office
Naxos, Chora Naxos, Cyclades, 84300,


  • Pick up from a central location or near your hotel

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

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

  • Chalki village
    Known for its beautiful Venetian architecture and the Distillery of Kitron

  • Apiranthos village
    Admire the stunning views, Venetian Towers, marbled alleys, tavernas, verandas, and traditional shops

  • Drive past Koronos
    With the famous emery mines

  • Apollonas village
    Enjoy free time to swim or purchase lunch. End the tour with a visit to the famous Kouros

  • Return to the pickup point, concluding the tour


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.

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