Naxos Half Day History and Culture Guided Tour

Naxos Town (Port) – Ancient Temple of Demeter- Chalki Village – Panagia Drosiani – Kinidaros – Kouros (Melanes) – Eggares – Naxos Town (Port)

Departures: 08.30 and 13.15
Runs: Daily
Duration: Approximately 4 hours
Guided in English and Greek

Children up to 8 years old may join us for free.
From 8 up to 12 years old: 50% discount.


Join this tour and get the opportunity to see many of the most emblematic sights of Naxos in only 4 hours! Learn about the island’s history, pose using its iconic monuments as your background and get a small taste of its delicious products.

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. Also, 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 again 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