Naxos Half Day History and Culture Guided Tour

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Meet your guide at Naxos Bus Transfer Office, right outside Naxos Port and drive directly to your first stop, Demeter’s Temple. Admire the impressive restored sanctuary, take amazing pictures and visit the small on site museum.

Next stop will be Chalki village, the old capital and commercial center of Naxos. Get free time (approx. 40’) to explore its colorful alleys, shop unique souvenirs, visit the distillery of “Vallindras” or just enjoy a coffee at one of its cozy cafes.

Continue driving through old olive groves and reach Panagia Drosiani, a church of unique architectural style devoted to Virgin Mary- considered among the oldest in the Balkans! Here you will make a short stop to take pictures and if the church is open, also pay a quick visit to admire its unique frescoes.

Outside Kinidaros village you will make a short stop by the road to photoshoot the contemporary marble quarries before you reach Flerio valley. Walk through its lush gardens and meet the Kouros Statue, one of the most striking examples of Naxian marble art.

The restored olive press museum in Eggares is the best way to end your tour! You will learn about the century-old procedure of olive oil production, as well as taste samples of olive ingredient delicacies.

*On Tuesdays and on the 1st of May the Temple of Demeter is closed and instead you will visit the village of Filoti. Walk to its central church and learn the touching story of its construction followed by a short visit to the neighboring folklore museum. 

Useful information:

  • On Tuesdays and on the 1st of May the Temple of Demeter is closed. Instead you will visit Filoti village.
  • The Demeter's Temple closes early (noon) in case of predicted heat wave. In that case, the tour that departs in the afternoon (13.15) visits Filoti village instead of Demeter's Temple.
  • You will have to climb steps and walk uphill in order to visit the Temple of Demeter
  • 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.
  • This tour will take place rain or shine
  • The tour begins and ends right outside Naxos Port. Luggage storage is provided for the participants free of charge.
  • Pick up service is included only for the morning departure of 08.30. Drop-off is not included.

Pick up spots and times for the morning departure of 08.30


  • Plaza Beach Hotel - Main Road: 07.50
  • Plaka Camping: 07.50
  • 3 Brothers Restaurant: 07.50
  • Yazoo Summer Bliss: 07.50


  • Maragkas Super Market: 07.50
  • Paradiso Tavern: 07.50


  • Agia Anna Port: 07.55
  • Margaritis Market: 07.55


  • Nikos Restaurant: 07.55
  • Birikos Hotel: 07.55
  • Lagos Mare Hotel: 08.00


  • Naxian Emerald Hotel: 08.00
  • Lianos Village: 08.00
  • Naxos Palace Hotel: 08.00
  • Golden Sun Hotel: 08.00


  • Naxos Camping: 08.05
  • Princess of Naxos Hotel: 08.05
  • Koutelieris Supermarket (Porto Naxos Hotel): 08.10
  • Naxos Bus Transfer Office: 08.15


  • English/ Greek speaking professional escort and driver
  • Luxury air-conditioned bus
  • Luggage storage during the tour
  • All taxes
  • Pick up service (not drop-off) only for the morning departure at 08.30 from central preset pickup spots.


  • Entrance fees in Demeter’s Temple (4€/ person) to be paid on the spot in cash
  • Pickup/ drop off service (only pick up is offered for the morning departure of 08.30)
  • Personal expenses
  • Gratuities and Church donations
  • It is customary upon the visit to a church to donate a small amount. It can be coins of 0.50€-2€. These money are used for the operational costs of the church and many times for donations on behalf of the church to people/ families that are in need
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