Bus Tour around the island

  • Price: 25 euro per person
  • Every Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Sunday
  • No of participants: 10 pax Max. 40 pax
  • Duration: 8 hours
  • Language provided: Greek, English, German, French
  • Transportation: Bus transfer upon departure and return. 
    • Starting time: 09:00hrs
    • Ending time: 17:00 hrσ
  • For 3 full paying tickets, 1 ticket with 50% reduction
  • For 4 or more full paying tickets, 1 ticket FREE

Starting from Naxos town we arrive through the fertile valley of Tragaia and passing through age-old olive, plane and oak trees, vines and fruit groves surrounded by towering summits, to 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. We continue trhough the village Filoti, set amphitheatrically on the slopes of two hills at the foot of Mount Zas, is the largest of Naxiot villages. Mount Zas at an ultimate peak of 1,004 metres, is the Cyclades’ tallest mountain. It’s no wonder that Zeus, father of the mythical Greek Gods, would be raised here, while his son, Dionysus god of wine and merriment, would be raised here too, more specifically at a cave in the mountain known as Zas CaveNext stop is Apiranthos or t’Aperathou in local dialect, is built at the foot of Mt. Fanari. Venetian towers, pretty, old two-storey houses, marble paved alleys with arches above them, picturesque squares combine to create a rare atmosphere. Apiranthos has 3 interesting  museums.  The Archaeological Museum mainly hosts finds of the Proto-Cycladic period, the Geological Museumfeatures some rare and unique items among its approximately 2,000 exhibits, the Natural History Museumincludes a collection of the area’s fauna, flora and a small aquarium, while the Folklore Museum displays traditional fabrics, embroidery and tools. Passing by the villages of Koronos, Skado and Mesi, we arrive at the northern village of the island, Apollonas, which takes its name from an unfinished Kouros statue at the entrance of an ancient marble quarry. Time for lunch and swimming. We return to town by following the northwestern costal road where we find the Tower of Agia, the monastery of Faneromeni (17th c) and the picturesque villages of Eggares and Galini.

Chalki village

Filoti village  

Apollonas  Kouros statue

Agia Tower