0
ΑΛΛΑΓΗ ΓΛΩΣΣΑΣ ΣΕ:
  • ΕλληνικάΕλληνικά
  • ZasTours logo

    Kitron and Wine Distillery Tour with Food and Drinks in Naxos

    From €60 per person
    Book Tickets
    Best price guarantee
    Free refunds
    Only pay on confirmation
    Contact us by phone, email or chat
    Duration:
    1 hr 30 mins
    Meet on location
    English & Ελληνικά (Greek)
    Small groups:  Up to 6 people
    Any questions?
    Commisionable amount: 10%
    Transaction fees apply

    Highlights

    • You will learn how the kitron liquor and wine are produced
    • Different citrus products are available for you to taste

    Description

    This is a guided tour that will teach you how the local kitro drink is made. A unique and delicious liqueur with a very long history in Naxos.

    First, you will take a short tour of the Promonas estate where the citrus trees are grown. Sofia, your friendly guide, will explain the historical background of this unique fruit that thrives in Naxos. You will then visit the distillery, learn how the spirit is made and watch a short video.

    See more +

    At the end of the tour, there will be a buffet included in the price. You will taste different types of citrus fruits as well as the traditional Naxos almond paste, our unique halvadopita with citrus flavor and dried fruits. You will also enjoy Naxos ouzo along with olives, a unique dako and a wide variety of homemade spoon sweets.

    For those with a sweet tooth, local racomelo is served with Naxos figs and nuts. Here you will be able to buy any product you liked and take it with you, at special, reduced prices.

    See less -

    Price list

    • Adults (18+ yrs)
      60 Euros

    • Children (12-17 yrs)
      30 Euros

    • Children (0-11 yrs)
      Free

    Times

    Start time: 10:00 am
    1 hr 30 mins
    End time: 11:30 am
    Start time: 12:00 pm (midday)
    1 hr 30 mins
    End time: 1:30 pm
    Start time: 2:00 pm
    1 hr 30 mins
    End time: 3:30 pm

    Gallery

    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.

    Options or extras

    Important information

    • For groups of more than 6 people please contact us via email

    Please bring with you

    As you will spend time outside we advise you to bring sunscreen with you.

    Includes & excludes

    At the end of the tour, you will taste all kinds of Κitron, wine, and some Νaxian snacks.
    There will be a small buffet with Κitron-flavored raki, kitron liqueur, rakomelo, ouzo as well as an amazing wine tasting experience.
    Guests will be served Promponas traditional wines accompanied by a platter of local cheese, cold cuts and a variety of grapes from the family's vineyards, creating a celebration of flavors, aromas, and scents that would charm Dionysos himself.
    Transfer
    Transfer information
    Free & easy cancellation policy
    • In case you cancel one week before you get 100% refund.

    Location

    Click to make map interactive

    Promponas Distillery
    Loukaki Naxos, Naxos, Cyclades, 84300,
    Greece

    Need a transfer?

    This excursion doesn't include a transfer but, if you like, we can provide one. When you make your booking we'll ask you for your accommodation details. Just fill this part in and we'll send you a quote. You then accept or decline.

    Video

    Itinerary

    • Firstly, to begin you'll get a short tour of the Promponas estate where Kitron trees are grown.

    • Your friendly guide Sophia will explain the historical background of Naxian Kitron fruits.

    • After that, you will visit the distillery and learn how the local spirit is made and watch a short video.

    FAQs

    When will I get my ticket?
    We will confirm availability within 1 day or less. Once availability has been confirmed, will we then ask you to pay by sending you an email with a payment link. Please pay promptly to ensure your booking goes ahead.
    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

    Read reviews
    Summary:
    0
    Rated 0 out of 5
    0 out of 5 stars (based on 0 reviews)
    Excellent0%
    Very good0%
    Average0%
    Poor0%
    Terrible0%
    Reviews:

    There are no reviews yet. Be the first one to write one.

    Write a review

    Reviews from around the web for this company

    Based on 46 Reviews
    airbnb
    Jaymee
    October 1, 2022

    If you're looking for a traditional and fun experience unique to Naxos, book this tour asap! Sofia was an amazing host and made this tour so special for my husband and I. She even went above and beyond by recommending her family's favourite spots and restaurants on the island to complete our Naxos visit. The tasting exceeded our expectations. We were given generous amounts of local cheeses, spreads, desserts and snacks to pair nicely with our Kitron and other local liquors. You will NOT go thirsty with this tour. This family owned distillery treats its' guests like family, the hospitality was the best we'd received throughout our entire two week vacation in the Cyclades. The best way to start your Naxos getaway. Thank you so much Sofia!!

    airbnb
    Margaret
    September 19, 2022

    We had a great time on the distillery tour. Sofia is an excellent host, very knowledgeable and a fun sense of humor too. In the evening after the tour, we visited the shop in town and were introduced to more of the family. The food pairing and story telling were exceptional!

    airbnb
    Angela
    September 7, 2022

    Absolutely recommend this tour! Sofia is one-of-a-kind! She told us all about her family and their history in the community. We laughed, and ate so much! It was fun pairing the different liquors with different food items and learning the distillation process. Great value!

    airbnb
    Megan
    September 6, 2022

    We had a fantastic time on this tour! Sofia is an absolute delight, so funny and generous. There were only three of us on the tour, so it felt very personal as we asked questions and learned all about the process of making Kitron. We got to view one of the orchards and the distillation equipment, and sample more food and drinks than we could handle! All the drinks were thoughtfully explained and paired with delicious local foods! A member of our group has Celiac's, but Sofia's father also cannot have gluten, so she was extremely knowledgeable about it and easily swapped out necessary foods with gluten-free alternatives. A very unique product, and definitely worth exploring while you're in Naxos!

    airbnb
    Charlie
    August 30, 2022

    This was a great experience. My buddy and I were lucky enough to get the experience just for ourselves, but even if there were multiple people it would still be a great experience. Sofia was such a great host showing us everything in the distillery and feeding us the best food and drinks. Suffice it to say, it was a fun walk back to our hotel afterwards. I highly recommend.

    airbnb
    Derek
    August 23, 2022

    A fantastic afternoon. Although we had some problems finding a taxi to take us to the distillery, we thoroughly enjoyed our visit. It's a family-run business and Sofia was a brilliant guide, telling us about her families' history with the distillery and showing us the stills, bottling and processing of the fruit, meeting up with her father and brother. then leading us a few yards into the orchard with the warm sun, the intoxicating smell from the ripening citron and butterflies and enormous (and quite harmless) violet carpenter bees milling around to feed on the blossom. Then back to the veranda for a delicious lunch and samples of ouzo, raki and the various liqueurs. An afternoon of stories, laughter, great company and some truly inspired food and drink pairings (especially the different kinds of citron paired with dried figs and marzipan). I cannot recommend this highly enough.

    airbnb
    Sabbu
    August 19, 2022

    This is a MUST DO in Naxos! Sophia is so good at her job and so personable, she did a great job at telling the story of her family and kept us engaged. She is also just such a nice person, she invited us to her family’s store by the port later. The food is also delicious and it was so cool to try the citron drink (that you can only get in Naxos!)

    airbnb
    Alyssa
    August 9, 2022

    A lot of different kinds of food, pairings and libations!

    airbnb
    Sarah
    August 5, 2022

    What a wonderful tour! A very interesting discussion of a local business with a great history, and a delicious tasting of liqueurs and products, all very specific to Naxos. Sofia is a wonderful tour guide, warm, friendly and charming, and talks about the distillery’s history as well as her own personal experiences growing up in the family business. Also- I have a gluten allergy and had brought my own bread for the tasting, but when I told Sofia, she had gluten free products brought out for me to eat, which was so lovely. We left happy and relaxed, with new knowledge about foods that are specific to Naxos. This is a wonderful experience, highly recommended!

    airbnb
    Ben
    August 4, 2022

    Sofia was absolutely amazing with her hospitality, knowledge and enthusiasm for what she does. She shared snippets of stories about her family and their passion for distillery and we were immediately put at ease and treated like friends. The food was spectacular and the Kitron was utterly delicious. It has made our stay in Naxos a little more special - to the little details of making sure we had photos of our experience. We would highly recommend making a trip and getting the first class experience Sofia has to offer.

    airbnb
    Samantha
    July 29, 2022

    Book. This. Experience. Sofia was an absolute gem, the distillery was gorgeous, and the tasting was generous. Make sure to take a taxi there, as it is about ten minutes outside of the city center.

    airbnb
    Flavia
    July 27, 2022

    La degustazione con Sofia è stata una delle esperienze più belle della nostra vacanza! Con la sua energia e passione vi farà immergere completamente nella distilleria di famiglia, dalla visita al giardino ai processi di distillazione fino alla degustazione vera e propria in cui si assaggiano tantissimo liquori differenti (tutti quanti molto buoni!). Tutto accompagnato da una ricca quantità di cibi tipici dell'isola di Naxos (formaggi locali, olive, fichi e altro ancora). È come trovarsi a fare una chiacchierata con un'amica mangiando buon cibo e bevendo Kitron. The tasting with Sofia was one of the best experiences of our vacation! With her energy and passion she will immerse you completely in the family distillery, from the visit to the garden to the distillation processes to the tasting in which you can taste a lot of different liqueurs (all very good!). All accompanied by a rich amount of typical foods of the island of Naxos (local cheeses, olives, figs and more). It's like having a chat with a friend while eating good food and drinking Kitron.

    airbnb
    Sophia
    July 23, 2022

    This was such a wonderful experience. Sofia is extremely welcoming, accommodating, and friendly. You can tell that she wants to ensure everyone has a good time and enjoys themself on the tour. It was nice to be able to learn about Sofia’s family business and get to taste some of the local liquors and foods. I highly recommend this experience!

    airbnb
    Maitland
    July 22, 2022

    Sofia was a master tour guide and story teller. She kept everyone engaged in the experience and tied everything into the history of her family and the island.The Citron, food, and other drinks were delicious. I had. great time and would recommend it to anyone.

    airbnb
    Kendra
    July 20, 2022

    If you’re going to book any tour in Naxos, make sure it’s this one. Sofia is so friendly, knowledgeable and fun, and really makes the experience so special. The distillery is a beautiful setting. The citron tasting and snacks are delicious, and learning about how it is made and its history is so interesting. By far our favourite vacation experience!

    airbnb
    Rehana
    July 18, 2022

    This was such a fun experience! We didn’t know anything about citron (the fruit, the drinks, the process, you name it) and Sofia taught us everything while also being a warm, funny, energetic host. You could tell she had a passion for Naxos and her family business and she made the whole thing so engaging.

    airbnb
    Ariane
    July 14, 2022

    We loved the citron tour! We learned alot about the distillery and greek culture! Sofia is an amazing guide and offered us additional recommandations for our trip in Greece! The food is good too! I highly recommand :)

    airbnb
    Elizabeth
    July 7, 2022

    We had a great time with our host, Sofia, learning about Citron and the family-run business. She and her family were gracious hosts giving us an immersive experience and tasting with delicious pairings. We highly recommend this tour as a fun experience for anyone spending time in Naxos. Yiamas!

    airbnb
    Thomas
    July 7, 2022

    Sofia was the perfect host and guide. She told the history of her family’s distillery in such a fun way. The location is picturesque, and the small group tour felt very personalized. The distillery is operational, but we never felt in the way as we walked around: it seems everyone is family here. And of course, the citron, ouzo, raki, and food pairings were incredible. Yiamas!

    airbnb
    Rebecca
    July 4, 2022

    Sophia was very welcoming and educated us on her family business and how it is mad.

    airbnb
    Evangelos
    July 2, 2022

    I highly recommend this distillery tour to anyone wishing to learn about Naxos’s famous liqueur, kitron, eat delicious local food, and enjoy some laughs over drinks. Sofia’s family owns and operates one of the only distilleries that makes kitron in the world, and her family has done so over several generations. Sofia was very welcoming to me and my husband, and as there was only one other couple on the tour, our experience felt very personalized. Sofia is knowledgeable about the technical and historical aspects of kitron-making, but also a warm and funny hostess. We would do this experience again the next time we are in Naxos. It is conveniently located in Naxos town (i.e., Χώρα). We are sure to stock up on our kitron liqueur and sweets before leaving the island.

    airbnb
    Loften
    July 1, 2022

    Great tasting with snacks!!

    airbnb
    Rachel
    June 30, 2022

    Was recommended this experience from a couple that had taken it the day before and I’m so glad I listened! Amazing experience, food and tastings. Sofia is super engaging. My only feedback was that I wish it was longer because I didn’t want to leave!

    airbnb
    Jackie
    June 30, 2022

    Sofia was a wonderful host and we enjoyed the citron tour so much! Fun facts and knowledge, chances to interact with the fruit and understand the process, and thoughtful food pairings made it an amazing experience! A family business that just warms your heart and the food and drink are delicious! Would definitely spend some time with Sofia, her mom and their stories!!

    airbnb
    Brooke
    June 24, 2022

    Great tour and tasting! Highly recommended for a local and unique thing to do just outside of Naxos town. Excellent value with many samples of alcohol from the distillery and pairings of food. Sofia was a great hostess!

    airbnb
    Katie
    May 28, 2022

    I had a wonderful time! Sofia was so much fun and made everyone feel at ease. She was knowledgeable and passionate, and the tasting/food menu was delicious. The distillery has been in their family for four generations, and Sofia and her mother take great pride in their products. I highly recommend this experience to anyone visiting Naxos!

    airbnb
    Katie
    May 26, 2022

    Just book it. Our time with Sofia was the highlight of our stay on Naxos. We had so many amazing liquors, delicious food, and so many laughs. It was a perfect way to spend a few hours and learn a lot about the local delicious kitron.

    airbnb
    Amrita
    May 18, 2022

    Sofia is an absolutely delightful storyteller and host. She had us laughing and we lost track of time. The stories , the facts, the endless tasting of different liqueurs and food, left us in bliss. We look forward to more experiences with her and her family.

    airbnb
    Rebecca
    May 17, 2022

    If you are anywhere on Naxos island- You HAVE to book this wonderful tour. Very informative from the growing of Kitron to the bottling of the product! The best part is sitting down with Sofia and having the many different tastings paired perfectly with products made on Naxos Island. Sofia is a wonderful hostess for her multi-generational family business and the location is just a short ride from the port area.

    airbnb
    Liudmila
    September 23, 2021

    It is not mentioned on experience page but every excursion is actually private which was a very pleasant surprise! Sofia is a great host and it was very inspiring to hear how their family business is being passed from generation to generation and every family member keeps enhancing it and adding new twists into it. Wishing all the best to the family and highly recommend this experience to other travelers :)

    airbnb
    Wesley
    September 21, 2021

    Sofia is incredibly engaging and thoughtful. She gives great detail and does a wonderful job of making you feel at home. This was a great experience!

    airbnb
    Dianna
    September 18, 2021

    We loved the tour and private tasting. Sofia was very knowledgeable and made us feel very welcome at her family's distillery. I would recommend this tour to anyone!

    airbnb
    Kerrin
    September 14, 2021

    WOW! You simply must pay a visit to the distillery while in Naxos. Sofia is simply wonderful, this is probably the best tasting I have ever been to, and I have been to many all over the world! It was so amazing to meet the family, see the groves, the distillery and of course taste all the liqueurs, desserts and Greek snacks. Thank you so much for the fabulous experience!

    airbnb
    Frank
    September 7, 2021

    What a Gem!

    airbnb
    Gerard
    September 2, 2021

    What a great experience!! Sofia was a great host and took good of us. It was great to listen to her stories about the history and the business and you can tell how much passion she has for it! Do not miss this if you go to Naxos!!

    airbnb
    Jacki
    August 31, 2021

    Sofia is absolutely incredible! The tour was informative and fun at the same time. This is because Sofia is very knowledgeable, while also bringing out the personal experiences and stories from their family business. Love that it's a fully women-owned & run business! Not to mention, the Citron, raki, and snacks were amazing!! Highly recommend this for anyone visiting Naxos. 👌

    airbnb
    Kristen
    August 30, 2021

    Sofia was an absolute joy to be around and this was the best Airbnb experience I’ve ever done. Her thoughtful touches, delicious kitron and tasty snacks were better than I had expected. She is wonderful at providing you all of her family’s history with the distillery and is extremely knowledgeable. Thanks so much, Sofia!

    airbnb
    Montana
    August 28, 2021

    This tasting experience was absolutely amazing! Sofia was an absolute joy to be around. She answered all of our questions and graciously accommodated my husband's allergies during the tasting. The setting, the host, and the citron exceeded our expectations. If you visit Naxos we recommend stopping by!

    airbnb
    Krishane
    August 26, 2021

    The distillery tour with Sofia was one of our favorite experiences from our trip to Greece! She was fun to be around AND very knowledgeable about her family business. We learned about the citron harvest and distilling processes, but also about raki! We ended up buying a bottle of each to take home with us... not just because we loved the products, but because of the memories we'll have of the experience. It truly felt like we made a new friend on the tour and tasting! When we come back to Naxos, we will definitely visit Sofia and the distillery again!

    airbnb
    Benita
    August 23, 2021

    This tour was the highlight of my husband’s and my trip to Naxos. We had a wonderful time learning about Kitron and other Naxian liqueurs from Sofia, who is a 4th generation descendent of this fully family run distillery. She was so informative, fun, and all around a gracious host. The snacks provided with the tasting were delicious and often homemade, which was a very special touch. We left feeling like we made a friend on the island, and we are eager to visit the family again when we return to Naxos.

    airbnb
    Molly
    August 12, 2021

    Sofia’s distillery tour was the highlight of our trip to Greece. I had never heard of citron prior to my visit and it has quickly become a favorite. Sofia was so welcoming and clearly passionate about her family’s business. You could tell she put great thought into her tour and that she was proud of her product and her culture.

    airbnb
    Mark
    August 7, 2021

    Sofia is very fun but also very professional. She will tell you all about the process of the distillery as well as the culture of Naxos and her family as it relates to the distillery. We tried many types of Naxos spirits made there (not just citron) which was very cool. We really liked that she included many samples of Naxos food along with the alcohol, which was very tasty and well-paired. You should not eat right before coming to enjoy it to the fullest extent (we didn’t, and it became a very nice lunch for us). You should definitely do this tour if you are in Naxos, you will learn much about not only the spirits but also the food and culture.

    airbnb
    Megan
    July 4, 2021

    The Promponas Distillery visit was an incredible experience and definitely a highlight of our trip to Greece! Sofia was an excellent guide, and it was clear how passionate she is about her family's business. The tasting plates she laid out were delicious, with cheeses, jams, and breads sourced directly from Naxos or broader Greece, and she describes the background of each. And of course, the Kitron and other spirits were amazing, and we learned so much about the island and the business, loved the family feel and the ambiance of the distillery. Beyond the tour, Sofia has made us feel so welcome in Naxos and I highly recommend booking this tour!

    airbnb
    Hanniela
    June 19, 2021

    Sofia was the friendliest host! She even made a tasting for us today even though there weren't scheduled due to the ouzo filling in bottles process done today. We enjoyed our private tasting a lot and would recommend to anyone Interested in local liqueur. The family owned buisness makes you feel very homey and welcome! Book this tour you won't regret it!

    airbnb
    Devon
    June 14, 2021

    Amazing time learning about the distillery and distilling process with Sofia ! She was very knowledgeable & welcoming. It was like having a tasting experience with family by the end of the tour.

    airbnb
    Justin
    June 9, 2021

    Don’t miss out on this incredible experience! Sofia was the epitome of Greek hospitality. Not only was she knowledgeable about her family’s Citron production (which has been in business since 1915), she was personable and set up a unique experience where my wife and I were able to enjoy pairings of their family’s brand of spirits (including Ouzo, different types of Citron and Rakhi) with local bites. I could not recommend this more. Trust me if you’re on the island and she has an opening you should take it. I will be telling all of my friends and family about this amazing tasting.

    Please note. The above reviews are for the company that operates this excursion. If the company operates more than one excursion, the review may not reflect an experience with this particular excursion.
    From
    €60
    Per person
    Book Tickets
    Best price guarantee
    Free refunds
    Only pay on confirmation
    Easy & fast communication
    Any questions?
    Commisionable amount: 10%
    Transaction fees apply
    Sign up to our emails for offers on excursions all over Greece
    Sign up to our emails
    Save up to 50% on excursions all over Greece
    Zastours Logo
    Why choose us?
    A small Greek agency
    Support Greece, the real Greek economy and the people of the country by booking with us and not a huge multinational.
    41 years experience
    We offer a personal experience online or in our offices on the island of Naxos. With 41 years experience, we have an excellent reputation.
    Safe & Easy booking
    Our booking system is 100% safe and secure and easy to use. We're also here if you have questions.
    Places