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Naxos Town: Greek Mythology Guided Sunset Tour

1. Naxos Town: Greek Mythology Guided Sunset Tour

Walk through the quaint alleys of Naxos as they're bathed in the light of the setting sun on this walking tour. Stop at some viewpoints along the way to take in the scenery and snap some pictures. Let a local lead the way through the winding streets of the Old Town. Learn about the history and mythology of the island, from ancient gods and heroes to tales of medieval dukes. Learn about some of Greece's most famous myths and find out which ones are connected to Naxos. Hear about the marriage of Ariadne and the god Dionysus. Finish your tour with a stop at the famous Temple of Apollo. Admire sweeping views over the Aegean and enjoy the last rays of the sun as it sets over the sea.

Naxos: Temple of Apollo and Venetian Castle Walking Tour

2. Naxos: Temple of Apollo and Venetian Castle Walking Tour

See the Temple of Apollo and the Venetian castle with a guide on this walking tour of Naxos. Discover the fascinating mythology of the island as you delve into its past. Meet your guide at the port and start your historical sightseeing tour. Visit the ancient Temple of Apollo for stunning views over the Aegean before exploring the archaeological site. Next, move on to the Venetian Castle district and meander through its quaint alleyways. Discover the cathedral when you reach the top and see its historic coat of arms, as well as a Byzantine icon from the 11th century. Listen to stories about the ancient history of Naxos. Come face-to-face with the past at the Ursuline School's temporary archaeological exhibition. Head back down the hill at the end of your tour. Get some food tips from your guide as you pass by the bustling marketplace.

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What people are saying about Portara

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 9 reviews

An excellent tour of Naxos’ old town and it’s connection to Greek mythology! Our tour guide was welcoming, friendly and knowledgeable. The other members of our small group were friendly too and clearly interested in mythology. Our only issue was reaching the meeting point, as our tour guide said, using Google Maps etc to explore Naxos is a bit pointless as it gets confused with all the narrow streets. Better to ask a local how to reach the meeting point. Overall, a fantastic way to learn and be entertained whilst also exploring the beautiful old town of Naxos!

The tour was thorough and fun. We heard details of greek mythology that we had never heard before. Our tour guide was wonderful with both the kids and adults on our tour, answering all of our questions. I would highly recommend this tour!

Katia was an amazing guide and did a great job keeping us engaged while taking us around Naxos. Tour was a great way to get oriented with the town and learn about its past.

Amazing tour! Learned lots of mythology and local life in Naxos. I highly recommend!

Great walk through town, Catia was great, even had a sunset treat