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.
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.
Children (8- 12)
Pick up from a central location or near your hotel
Visit the marble Temple dedicated to Goddess Demeter, an important ancient monument on the island
Explore the restored olive press museum and learn about the old procedures of olive oil production
Known for its beautiful Venetian architecture and the Distillery of Kitron
Admire the stunning views, Venetian Towers, marbled alleys, tavernas, verandas, and traditional shops
Drive past Koronos
With the famous emery mines
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
Having book only a small amount of time on the island we didn't realize quite how big it is! This was a great way to explore most of the island. The bus was very comfortable and the guide extremely informative and friendly. You can't beat the value for money for this tour if you're tight on time!!