Day trip

Naxos: Highlights Full-Day Tour by Bus

4.8 / 5

81 reviews

Activity provider:Naxos Island Tours
Day trip

Naxos: Highlights Full-Day Tour by Bus

Activity provider:Naxos Island Tours

From US$ 32.19 per person

Explore the highlights of Naxos island on this bus tour. Discover picturesque villages, visit archeological sights, connect with the locals, learn about Naxian history, and more.

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Duration 8 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Greek
Pickup included
Please wait in station at least 10 minutes before the scheduled pickup time.
Private or small groups available


  • See the majestic Demeter temple site and discover the local modern museum
  • Watch the pottery workshop's demonstration and learn about olive oil production
  • Marvel at the neoclassical Chalkio, visit art galleries, and try citron liquor
  • Explore Apeiranthos, the marble village, and take photos of the marble alleys
  • Relax at Apollonas, a sea shore village on the northeast edge of the island
Full description

The first stop is Demeter temple, a spectacular recently restored ancient temple from 530 BC. Apart from the impressive monument, you'll have the chance to visit the archeological museum located in the same area, and to check out some findings from the site.

Continue the tour to Damalas, a cute little village in the heart of Tragea Valley where you'll enjoy a demonstration at the only remaining traditional pottery workshop and the traditional restored olive press. Then drive to Chalkio, a neoclassical village where you can walk in picturesque alleys, visit the traditional citron distillery/museum, and have an espresso while taking in the classy atmosphere. Head then to the famous village of Naxos, Apiranthos, the “marble village," and stroll down marble cobbled streets and take loads of photos. Drive towards the north part of Naxos island to end up on the northeast edge in Apollonas, a small typical Cycladic village. Have a swim or just relax at one of the cafes by the sea. On the way back, stop by the impressive Kouros, a colossal unfinished statue from the 6th century BC, before returning to Chora, taking in gorgeous views along the way.

  • Transport by bus
  • Tour leader
  • Entrance to Temple of Demeter (4€ per person, cash only)
  • Entrance to Citron distillery (3€ per person, cash only)
  • Lunch, drinks, and personal expenses
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users
  • People with pre-existing medical conditions

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Important information

What to bring

  • Sports shoes
  • Personal medication

Not allowed

  • Pets (assistance dogs allowed)
  • Smoking in the vehicle
  • Drinks in the vehicle
  • Alcohol and drugs
  • Unaccompanied minors
  • Explosive substances
  • Alcoholic drinks in the vehicle
  • Food and drinks in the vehicle

Know before you go

  • On Tuesdays, all archeological sites are closed and the Demeter Temple will not be visited. Kouros of Melanes and the village of Filoti are visited instead of Demeter Temple and Chalki
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 /5

based on 81 reviews

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Fantastic bus tour of the island, and our guide Nikos and driver Dimitri were the best part! I'm usually not a fan of big tour bus tours, but this one was money well spent. Everyone in our group really enjoyed it, and Nico went there extra mile to accommodate us and everyone. Super nice, personable, and funny.

May 26, 2023

We absolutely loved taking this tour and felt very lucky to have had Nick as our guide because he was so knowledgeable, engaging and fun. Definitely the best way to see places on the island it would otherwise have been very difficult to get to or fully appreciate without someone to explain the history and significance. Absolutely recommend!!

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May 19, 2023

Nicholi the guide and Dimitre the driver were excellent from start to finish. Nicholi entertained us during the excursion. He had vast knowledge of all the sights we saw. He went out of his way to share little stories, pick wild herbs, introduce us to his Donkey friend 😂. I would highly recommend this trip… exceptional value and exceptional guide.

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May 15, 2023

Product ID: 403851