Duration: 6 hours
Runs on: Sunday, Tuesday, Friday
Guided in English
€95.00 Per adult
€45.00 Per child (6-15 years old)
Join this tour and discover the hidden beauty of authentic Naxos beyond tourism. Explore quiet villages, taste local products and meet warm-hearted, hospitable people!
We meet at Naxos Bus Transfer Office, right outside Naxos Port, and drive directly to our first destination, Kaloxylos, a serene village of 50 inhabitants. Here we will visit a historical building that houses the island's first electric company and its first ever electric oil-press. We will have a sample tasting of extra virgin olive oil followed by exploring the nostalgic alleys of the village and admiring the unique collection of its folklore museum (the visit to the museum is optional).
Our next stop will be the year-round lively village of Filoti. We will visit its central church, walk by the Venetian Tower of Barozzi and stroll through the picturesque neighborhood of Fasolas, where we will visit century-old shops of a grocer, a barber, a tailor, a smith and a carpenter. Throughout our visit, we will hear stories about past and modern local life.
After a short break at the local "kafeneio" where we will taste traditional Greek coffee, we are invited to a “mitato” (a local shepherd’s hut). The owners will welcome us to their hut and we will have the opportunity to observe or even help them with their daily chores. We will collect some milk and get involved in the cheese-making process, as well as gather around the family table and enjoy a light meal of fresh Naxian products.
A unique opportunity to get an insider’s look at the daily life of the locals and try hands-on activities such as milking and cheese-making the old-fashioned way!
Visit Naxos first ever electric oil-press and have a sample tasting of extra virgin olive.
Get an insider’s look in the past and contemporary local life of Filoti
Meet locals and get acquainted to the world famous Greek hospitality
Live the "Village kafeneio" experience, relax and make new friends
Participate in “hands on” activity of milking and cheese making
Savor an authentic Greek lunch at a shepherd hut and interact with farm animals
This is a small group tour of maximum 16 participants.
The shepherd's hut you will visit is an actual house to the owners rather than just a business establishment. Enjoy this unique experience and try not to be too demanding with alternative dietary options (vegan, lactose free) because they will be very limited.
The tour is easy and appropriate for pregnant women but it is always recommended that they don't taste the fresh cheese.
Availability of hands-on activities at the hut (milking and cheese making) are due to seasonality.
The tour is ideal for families and suitable for all ages
- English speaking professional driver and tour guide
- Luxury air-conditioned vehicle for your transportation
- Pick up/ drop off from central places in Plaka, Agia Anna, Agios Prokopios and Stelida
- Entrance fees to Fasolas museums (4€/person)
- Meals and drinks as per description
- All taxes
- Gratuities (customary – not obligatory)
- Entrance fees to Kaloxylos Folklore Museum (3€/person - optional visit)