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Naxos Town: Sunset Mythology Tour with Wine

1. Naxos Town: Sunset Mythology Tour with Wine

See the Temple of Apollo and the Venetian castle with a guide on this walking tour of Naxos. Discover the fascinating Discover the unique charm of the greek myths under the magical rays of the setting sun. Start with a leisurely walk overlooking the sea during which your expert guide will introduce you to Greek mythology and will bring to life the myths and tales of gods and heroes. Hear about Odysseus’ adventures, the Sirenes, enchanting sorceress Circe, and the Argonauts in the quest of the golden fleece as well as mighty Poseidon and the twelve Olympian gods. Our walk will take us uphill to the top of the medieval castle town of Naxos Naxos built, where, once upon a time, the glorious ancient Acropolis stood, with its marble temples, palaces and fortifications. Along the way, stops at picture-perfect settings with great views are not only inspirational for photography at best but highlight the narrative of the island’s treasured myths. Overlooking the amazing view of the surrounding area you will enjoy a glass of local wine in honor of Dionysus- the ancient god of wine before continuing your exploration. Every step of your walk travels the imagination from the world of the ancient gods to the Middle Ages and the walled fortresses of the ruling Dukes. Once back to the waterfront, glimmers of light reflect the awesome myth of the Minotaur of Crete and the marriage of Ariadne with the god Dionysus on the island. The inspirational walk ends at the famous ‘Portara’, the great gate of the temple of god Apollo which remains, until today, the distinguishing landmark of Naxos. Enjoy a mythical sunset while Helios paints the sky with the last the last translucent shades of pink and amber before he sets into the Blue Aegean.

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