Naxos Highlights Bus Tour with Free Time for Lunch and Swim

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You will be picked up from a central location near your hotel and head directly to the green valley of Gyroula. There you will visit the marble Temple erected for the worship of Goddess Demeter, which is one of the most important ancient monuments on the island.

The next stop will be the tiny village of Damalas. Learn everything about the old procedures of olive oil production at a restored olive press museum. Afterwards, visit a traditional workshop of a fourth-generation potter and know the secrets of his art dating back to ancient Greece.

Continue to Chalki, an ancient commercial center and a place of beautiful Venetian architecture. You will have approximately 50’ free time to explore by yourselves. Don’t miss the oldest distillery of the island – Vallindras distillery - located right in the middle of the village, the sophisticated ceramic art galleries and the cozy shops with souvenirs and local products.

Next, make a long stop (approx. 90’) at the famous village of Apiranthos located at the foot of Fanari mountain. Admire the beautiful views of Venetian Towers, marbled alleys, cozy tavernas, verandas, and traditional shops. Here, you will have free time for lunch – great opportunity to taste the local recipes of “rosto” and “kalogiros”. 

Driving past Koronos village and the famous emery mines, you will reach Apollonas. Get free time at the picturesque fishing village to go for a quick dip and enjoy a coffee or desert by the seaside. End your tour with a visit to the infamous “Kouros”, an unfinished marble Statue of 11 meters, lying in the same spot for more than 2500 years!

Drive along the west coast, one of the most beautiful routes on the island with an amazing view of the ocean, and be returned to your pickup point.

Useful Information:

  • On Tuesdays and on the 1st of May Demeter's Temple is closed and instead you will have more free time in Apeiranthos Village
  • This tour is not appropriate for people with mobility impairments.
  • The tour will take place rain or shine - small changes to the itinerary may apply in case of rough weather.
  • A big part of the trip is through winding, mountainous roads. Please carry travel sickness pills in case you feel uneasy.
  • The tour guide is not licensed and thus not allowed to guide you inside Demeter's Temple. You will get all the information about the monument before you enter the gate.
  • Changing booths and shower facilities are available at Apollonas beach

Pick up options:

08:35 from the main road in front of Plaza Beach Hotel

08:35 from the main road in front of Three Brothers Restaurant

08:35 from the main road in front of Aegean Land Hotel

08:35 from the main road in front of Yazoo Summer Bliss

08:40 from the main road in front of Maragkas Super Market

08:40 from the main road in front of Paradiso Tavern in Agia Anna

08:45 from the bus stop at Agia Anna Port

08:45 from Margariti's Market at Agia Anna

08:45 from the bus stop in Agios Prokopios (in front of Nikos Restaurant)

08:50 from the main road in front of Lagos Mare Hotel (Ag. Prokopios)

08:50 from the main road in front of Naxos Palace Hotel (Stelida)

08:50 from the main road in front of Kavouras Village Hotel (Stelida)

08:50 from the main road in front of Naxos Golden Sun Hotel (Stelida)

08:55 from the main road in front of Princess of Naxos Hotel

09:00 in front of Koutelieris Supermarket (St George area-opposite Porto Naxos Hotel)

09:00 in front of the entrance of Naxos Hospital (Naxos Town)

09:10 Naxos Bus Transfer Office, right outside Naxos Port - final meeting place


  • Pick up/ Drop off service from central locations in the areas of Naxos Town, Stelida, Ag.Prokopios, Ag. Anna, Plaka
  • Modern, luxury air-conditoned vehicle
  • Professional English/ Greek speaking Escort
  • Professional driver
  • All taxes


  • Entrance fee in Demeter's Temple (4€/adult to be paid on the spot)
  • Lunch and personal expenses
  • Gratuities and Church donations (customary - not obligatory)
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