Explore Naxos – including a visit to the village’s olive press museum and experience Naxian Cooking.
Day 1: Naxos
Meet your assistant/driver at the airport or in port and private transfer to your chosen hotel, overnight in Naxos.
Day 2: At Leisure on Naxos
Relax in your hotel, explore this beautiful island's castle or other landmarks or simply enjoy one of the best beaches in the Greek islands.
Day 3: Naxian Cooking Experience :
Starting from your hotel we first head to the village of Eggares. Lying on a fertile plain traversed by two rivers, Eggares is the island’s main supplier of produce and a truly blessed place. Of course, agriculture in Greece is tied to the cultivation of olive trees and the production of olive oil and that is exactly what we are going to take a closer look at through a visit to the village’s olive press museum. This traditional olive press dates back to 1884, however some locals will claim it has been around since the beginning of the 19 th century. You will get to see the tools that were used at the time and learn about the process of manual olive oil extraction that has been in use for millennia, and now belongs to the past. Having learnt everything about olive oil it is now time to use it!
Situated on the same plain as Eggares is the nearby village of Galini (meaning serenity) where we will set out on a gastronomic quest with the help of our host and teacher, Mrs Voula (a local woman who is happy to share her cooking knowledge).
The first step to making a great dish is picking out the ingredients and what ingredients would be better than the home-grown fruits, vegetables and herbs found in our host’s own authentic organic farm. You have the chance to see where organic products grow and have a real taste of cultivation and farming. Having assembled everything, we are going to create a traditional Naxian dish from scratch! Than enjoy the self-made organic delicious dishes!
Day 4: At Leisure on Naxos
Another day exploring the narrow streets of Naxos or just relax at your leisure.
Day 5: Apollo Tour
Starting from Naxos town and through the village of Galanado and the tower of Belonias, we continue through the valley of Tragaia, our first stop is at the village of Damalas where we visit the pottery workshop. Then on to the village of Halki with its mansions, the Byzantine church of Panagia Protothroni and the citrus distillery. Next stop to the byzantine church of Panagia Drosiani, one of the oldest in the Balkans. Next stop is Apiranthos village with its marble paved alleys and its unique atmosphere. Passing by the villages of Koronos, Skado and Mesi, we arrive at the northern village of the island, Apollonas, where there is an unfinished Kouros statue. Time for lunch (not included in the package) and/or swimming. We return to town by the northwestern costal road
Day 6 , 7 : At Leisure on Naxos
Explore rest of the Naxos and enjoy long sandy beaches.
Day 8: Return to home or stay in another island
Pick up from hotel for private return transfer for your return journey.