Naxos Yesterday & Today

  • Price: 22 euro per person
  • Every Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday
  • Duration: 8 hours
  • Language provided: Greek, English, German, French
  • Transportation: Bus transfer upon departure and return
    • Starting time: 09:00 hrs
    • Ending time: 17:00 hrs
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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. 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. The church, part of an old monastery, has a unique architectural style, with bare stone-walls, a three-part attic with dome and three adjoining chapels on the northern side with square dome bases on their roofs. Some of the frescoes that have been saved date to the 6th century, while the rest belong to the period between the 11th and 14th centuries. Next 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 Museum features some rare and unique items among its approximately 2,000 exhibits, the Natural History Museum includes a collection of the area’s fauna, flora and a small aquarium, while the Folklore Museum displays traditional fabrics, embroidery and tools.We continue to the fertile valley in the Gyroulas district, south of the village of Sagri,  where a monumental, all-marble temple was constructed at the spot in the late 6th century. According to a number of indications, the sanctuary was dedicated to the deities of Apollo, Demeter and Kore. Finally we arrive to the sandy beach of Mikri Vigla where there is plenty of time for swimming, relaxing and tasting the local specialities at the tavernas on the beach.

Πύργος Μπελόνια 

Χαλκί Παναγία Δροσιανή

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