Παρασκευή, 2 Μαΐου 2014
Bus Tour around Naxos island with a guide
Days : Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday
Duration: 8 hours
Price : Adult €30.00 / Children €15.00
Leaving Naxos town, the tour visits the mainland. Galanado is the first village we come across, which offers view to the fertile fields which produce the famous naxian potato. Outside the village rises the Bellonias tower. First stop is the small village Damalas, where we visit a traditional ceramics workshop. In the same village, there is also the possibility to visit a restored traditional olive press. We continue through the fertile valley of Tragaia with the numerous olive trees and we stop at the village Halki with its mansions and the interesting Byzantine church of Panagia Protothroni. There we visit the citrus distillery which produces the homonymous local liqueur. Then we visit the Byzantine church of Panagia Drosiani, near the village of Moni, a monument of the early Christian period with interesting frescoes, which is considered to be one of the oldest in the Balkans. Next stop is Apiranthos, the traditional village with its own culture. Time to walk along the marble streets, visit the four small museums (archeological, geological, natural history’s and folkloric one) and time for lunch. One the way back, we visit the lush settings of Flerio, Melanes. The area was very important during antiquity. An aqueduct 11 kilometers long was recently discovered, a major engineering project in several historical phases, carrying water to Naxos town ensuring water supply. The ancient archaic marble quarry is also to be visited. There lies the imressive statue of Kouros, so called the “Greek”, 6,4 meters long, dated from the 7century BC.
Note: The tour include transfer from/to your hotel.
Schedule of the Tour
09:10 Departure from Naxos Town
17:00 Arrival in Naxos Town