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Eggares Olive Oil Museum, Greece

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Naxos Island: Highlight Bus Tour with Swim Stop at Apollonas

1. Naxos Island: Highlight Bus Tour with Swim Stop at Apollonas

Start with pickup from a variety of locations on Naxos and first travel to the green valley of Gyroula. While there, visit the marble temple of the Goddess Demeter, which is one of the most important ancient monuments on the island. Continue to Chalki village, an ancient commercial center and a place of beautiful Venetian architecture. You can also take an optional visit to a local "kitron" distillery and learn about liquor production, with tastings also included. Next, explore the village of Apiranthos located at the foot of Fanari mountain. Admire the beautiful views of Venetian Towers, marbled alleys, cozy tavernas, verandas, and traditional tiny shops with local products. Take a short stroll through the village and hear about its history and traditions. Leaving Apiranthos behind, drive past Koronos village and the famous emery mines, before arriving at Apollonas. See the ancient marble quarries where you can admire an unfinished marble Kouros Statue of 11 meters which has been standing in the same spot for more than 2500 years. Afterward, enjoy some free time at the picturesque fishing village to swim or enjoy a meal at your own expense. Drive along the west coast, one of the most beautiful routes on the island with an amazing view of the ocean. Reach the village of Eggares and take a guided tour of the small olive press museum. Afterward, be returned to your pickup point.

Naxos Highlights With Olive Grove Visit and Tastings

2. Naxos Highlights With Olive Grove Visit and Tastings

Discover the highlights of Naxos on this private tour with an expert guide. You’ll explore a local olive grove, have an olive tasting alongside delicious local delicacies, and more. See the authentic side of Naxos, visit its hidden gems, and learn about its history and culture. After being picked up, your 5-hour tour will start with a visit to a luscious olive grove, where you will be talked through the processes involved in the production of local olive oil. Next, you will get to taste the riches of the Naxian land with an olive oil tasting experience that will include local tastes. When it comes to Greek and Naxian culture, history can’t be left out. You’ll learn about the unfinished colossal archaic statue of Apollo, that was discovered by local farmers. After a glimpse of the island's ancient past, you will be driven to Naxos' highlands passing the marble quarries. Of course, your tour cannot leave out the local liqueur of the island, Kitron. For that reason, you will visit a 100-year-old distillery in the village of Halki, and admire the process of Kitron-making. Your tour will conclude with you savoring traditional dessert and a cup of traditional Greek coffee in the village of Halki, and your driver returning you to your hotel with a full stomach and high spirits!

Small-Group Village Life Tour with Lunch at a Shepherd's Hut

3. Small-Group Village Life Tour with Lunch at a Shepherd's Hut

You will start your day with a visit to a serene, unspoiled village and gather at the "kafeneio" (-traditional village cafe), exactly as the locals do. You will sit together with the owner as old friends, exchange life experiences and learn about the great significance of the “kafeneio” in the village’s life while enjoying a typical Greek morning treat of coffee and spoon-sweet. Following the road towards the heart of the mainland, you will pass through Potamia valley and Tragea before you reach the tiny village of Damalas. Meet a third generation potter, who will talk to you about his work and make a short demonstration on his potter mill for you. Finish your day at a traditional “mitato”-meaning a local shepherd’s hut. You will walk by its gardens, smell local herbs and of course interact with lovely farm animals. The day will end with everybody around the family table, enjoying a meal made of fresh farm products along with house wine and exchanging stories with your new friends. A tour dedicated to introduce the “real” Naxos and show how life and tradition goes on besides tourism. Ideal for all ages!

Naxos: Aegean Sea & Lush Lowlands Private Guided E-Bike Tour

4. Naxos: Aegean Sea & Lush Lowlands Private Guided E-Bike Tour

What has the Aegean sea got to do with lush lowlands? They blend perfectly in this tour. Plains of olive tress, canes and citrus fruits next to the Aegean sea constitute the natural scenery of this tour. Several stops, information flood of archaeological and agricultural interest and then.. the infinite blue! The beauty of Melanes valley will get you in the right mood before getting to know the two wonders of ancient sculpture lying imposingly – the famous Kouros statues. Eggares citrus valley is next, about which the nine times for Nobel prize nominated, great Greek writer Nikos Kazantzakis, wrote : “If paradise was on earth, it would be here”. The hospitality of Eggares Olive Press museum was more likely the kind of hospitality that hugged him, to speak these words. Let the curators of the museum treat you the same way, in a full tour. Our friend Giannis will accommodate you next, in his farm with his own produced cheese, vegies, wine and/or raki. His eyes and smile speak English, although his mouth doesn’t. Do not eat or drink too much as Ammitis beach is waiting, after a 10 minutes ride. Hammocks, lunch and infinite blue lie ahead. A relaxing ride throughout the citrus plain of Eggares and Galini villages and right next to the ocean later, will be your last taste of the tour.

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What people are saying about Eggares Olive Oil Museum, Greece

Overall rating

4.4 / 5

based on 91 reviews

This was an amazing tour that offered so much insight to Naxos that one would find difficult to achieve just exploring the island unguided. Our entertaining and informed guide not only told us much about Naxos, the locations we visited, and the culture and history of the island, but also recited poetry and explained why one should love Greece and her amazing history. No matter my nationality my soul is Greek and this tour feed my soul.

Great alternative to a rental car - you can see all the important sights of Naxos without the annoying shops that you are often 'hauled' into on other tours. At 30 euros per person, it is significantly cheaper than a rental car! In addition, pick-up service near the hotel, can only be recommended!

Man's has the best bikes of all the islands! He was very accommodating when he had to make last minute changes. Our guide, George, was a joy to spend the day with. He knew a lot of history and loves to sing while riding! We would highly recommend this tour!!

Dimirtis our tour guide was excellent. The tour was fantastic and we are so glad we did it to see temples and beautiful inland villages where traditional pottery is made and olive oil was pressed for hundreds of years.

on time, nice guide, got to see multiple sites on the same day which would be difficult for us to do by ourselves without car rental.