Activities on Naxos

Activities on Naxos

This is a full list of the activities available on Naxos. This page is updated regularly.

CULINARY TOURS & COOKING LESSONS
WINERIES  & WINE TASTING

Basiliko (or Vassiliko)

Taverna between Kato (lower) and Messi (middle) Potamia settlements offering cooking classes. The taverna is situated in a green valley by the river that crosses the three Potamia villages, as well as on the hiking trail that connects these villages. Local and organic produce, herbs and aromatic plants are used in their recipes. At the end of the lesson, you enjoy the dishes you have made with local wine and traditional music. A tour of the most charming spots of the village, a visit to the family’s garden or cheese making classes are offered upon request. Classes are offered privately or in small or large groups.

Korres Family Winery

The family’s vineyards cover 25 acres, all organic and certified by DIO, which along with the winery are located at Aghia, Koronida. In recent years, the Korres family has been making three wines on Naxos. There is the red Evi Evan and the rosé Evi Evan, both from the Fokiano grape variety, plus a white Evi Evan, a blend of Muscat, Monemvasia, Savvatiano and Aidani. To arrange a visit, call +302285024100 or +306973330045.

La Vigne Wine Bar & Food

Direct import of Greek and French organic wine and champagne, fusion restaurant.

Naxos Sun Holidays

Travel agency in Agios Prokopios organising culinary tours and cooking classes.

Oinohoros Wine Bar & Shop – Tranampelo Vineyard

A rare collection of more than 150 labels from selected indigenous varieties from all over Greece. Their collection includes ”Tranampelo” from their own vineyard on Naxos. Wine tasting paired with a selection of Naxos cheese tidbits. An oenologist and a sommelier are available for further information and assistance.

Philema Food Tours

Food and culture tours to exclusive destinations such as a vineyard, a cheese home, a lush organic farm, a marble quarry and workshop, a honeybee farm and much more. Full and half day private tours including tours especially for kids. Customized tours and special events for unique occasions are also available.

Platia Naxos

Restaurant in Galini village offering cooking classes of authentic Greek meals with fresh ingredients from their farm.

Saint Anna Winery

Traditional stone winery in Kato Potamia village offering tours in small groups. In the middle of the compound there is the byzantine church of Saint Anna (9th c. AD). Wine produced here is exclusively organic. At the end of the tour wine tasting and food pairing.

Vallindras Kitron Distillery

Traditional Kitron distillery in Chalki village has pioneered Naxos’ renowned citron liqueur, one of three Greek aperitifs marketed with a Protected Designation of Origin. The kitron liqueur is produced since 1896 from the citrus tree leaves (lat. Citrus Medica). The distillate gives three basic spirit types: yellow at 36 degrees, white at 33 degrees, and green at 30 degrees. Guided tours of the facilities and sampling of the aperitif.

Vioma Naxos

Cooking lessons in a village or a bakery, food tasting tours in Naxos Town or Apiranthos village, and meals prepared in your private villa or home by the Vioma team.


BUS TOURS
Naxos Bus Transfer

Full day bus tours to Naxos villages, beaches, and sights, VIP transfer service.

Naxos Island Tours

Naxos Round to the main sights, Hidden Naxos tour to East Naxos, Sunset City Walk in Naxos Town, transfers, and private tours.

Naxos Sun Holidays

Half-day and full-day tours to the main sights on Naxos; tailor-made tours also available upon request.


HIKING TOURS
Naxos Discovery

Private, tailor-made guided tours to castles and towers, churches and monasteries, traditional villages, as well as natural sites. Private transfer is included. Tours offered in English or French.
Naxos Hiking

Private walking tours with Stella through Naxos villages offered in English, German or Italian.

Naxos Trails

Hiking and trekking tours off the beaten tracks. Tours are offered in English. Transfer in luxury bus included.

Naxos Trekking

Tailor made guided tours offered in English. The guides share their knowledge about history, nature, geology, culture and traditions of Naxos. Their tours include sightseeing, exploration hikes, and discovery walks.

Naxos’ network of signposted trails -> English, Ελληνικά
Hiking trails on Naxos by Raymond Verdoolaege -> English, Français, Nederlands


BIKE TOURS – MOUNTAIN BIKING – E-BIKES – BIKE RENTALS
Aurelia e-assist bikes

Licence free e-bike rentals manufactured on Naxos. Free delivery to the port, airport, or hotel and free charging spots throughout the island.

Naxos Bikes

Bike and e-bike rentals with free delivery to the hotel, private guided tours, and repair service.

Naxos Trails

Guided bike tours for all levels and bike rentals. English speaking guide. Road Cycling Training Camps in spring and autumn.

Real Bike

Bike, e-bike and scooter rentals, bike, trail running accessories and micro scooter shop, specialised service, bike keeping.

Bike trails on Naxos -> English, Ελληνικά


HORSE RIDING
Naxos Horse Riding Club

Two and three-hour horse riding tours on the beach for beginner and advanced riders. Rides take place in the morning and in the afternoon. Lessons for children and adults. Open all year round.


DAY TRIPS TO NAXOS AND TO NEARBY ISLANDS
Cycladic Cruises

Day trips to Delos, Mykonos, Santorini, Upper Koufonissi, and Iraklia on ”Alexander” and to the southwest beaches and South Naxos on ”Jason”. The trip to Santorini includes guided bus transfer.

Gialitissa Traditional Boat Trips

Trips aboard a traditional boat along the pristine south coast of Naxos. Trips start from Panermos beach, with final destination the Rina Cave.

Kerras Cruises

Day cruises to Iraklia and Upper Koufonissi.

Panteleos Cruises

Day trips to Delos, Mykonos, Santorini, Upper Koufonissi, Amorgos, and Iraklia on ”Naxos Star”. The trip to Santorini includes guided bus transfer.

SAILING TRIPS
ActionSeaze

Full and half day sailing trips to South Naxos (Rina Cave), Upper and Lower Koufonissi, Schinoussa, Iraklia, Dounoussa, Antiparos, and Despotiko; sunset tours. Trips can be shared or private. What is included: lunch, drinks, refreshments, snacks, SUP and snorkelling equipment, and free Wi-Fi. They also offer Greek cuisine tasting and party or events arrangements.

Anna Maria Yacht

Sailing trips to South Naxos (Rina Cave), Upper and Lower Koufonissi, Schinoussa, Iraklia, Dounoussa, and Paros. They also have packages such as the Sunset Cocktail Sail and the Wedding Sail Experience.

Captain Panos

Sailing trips to Upper and Lower Koufonissi, Iraklia, Schinoussa, and Paros. Private cruises also available. What is included: noodles for floating, snorkelling equipment, water, soft  drinks and coffee, sailing lessons (on request), 400 watt lamp led for caves, professional digital camera, DVD with photos and videos from the entire trip.

Naxos Catamaran S/Y Apollon 

Day trips to Northeast or South Naxos, the Minor Cyclades, and Paros. Sunset tours and private charters are also available. Coffee, cold refreshments, traditional lunch cooked and served on-board, chilled local wine, beer, fresh fruit salads, snorkelling equipment.

Naxos Sailing S/Y Annabella

Day trips to South Naxos (Rina Cave or Kalados Bay), Upper and Lower Koufonissi, Iraklia, Schinoussa, Paros (Naoussa or Pisso Livadi), and Panteronissia islets. What is included: soft drinks, water, wine, snacks, , dinghy, DVD with photos, Free Wi-Fi, Naxos seasonal fruits, noodles, raincoats, sailing lessons, snorkelling equipment, waterproof flashlights, bed sheets for overnight tour.

Naxos Yachting Catamarans Danae & Rena

Day trips to South or North Naxos and/or the Minor Cyclades; also, private sunset cruises, special occasion arrangements, WaterAction cruises, on-board wine-tasting, yoga sunset cruises. What is included: coffee & cakes, cold refreshments, delicious traditional lunch served on-board, chilled local wine and raki served with lunch, fresh fruit salads, snorkelling equipment, swimming flotation aids, Wi-Fi.

Xanemo Sailing

Sailing trips to Naxos southwest beaches, South Naxos (Rina Cave), Upper and Lower Koufonissi, Iraklia, and Schinoussa, . Their cruises include adults only or private honeymoon day trips, local food & wine tasting tours, and private sunset cruises. Tailor made cruises are also available.


SPEEDBOATS – RIB BOATS – FISHING TRIPS
Katsonis Marine Boats -> Rib boat rentals for 4 to 8 persons. Licence is required. Skippered rentals also available.
Naxos Deep Blue Rib Cruises

Skippered and non-skippered rib boat rentals. Cruises to North and South Naxos, Upper and Lower Koufonissi, Schinoussa, Antiparos, and Despotiko; also, private sunset tours, VIP island transport and specialized VIP services.
Naxos Sofia Fishing Trip -> Fishing trips from Naxos Town. Fisherman’s soup prepared on board included.
Panteleos Mini Yacht Charters -> Skippered and non-skippered motorboat rentals. Trips to Paros, Antiparos, Delos, Mykonos, Upper and Lower Koufonissi, Schinoussa, Iraklia, Donoussa and Amorgos, fishing trips, sunset cruises.
Speed Boat Naxos -> Licence free speed boat rentals.


SCUBA-DIVING

Blue Fin Divers -> Scuba-diving school in Agios Prokopios. Courses for beginners and advanced. Beach bar – restaurant.
Nima Dive Center -> Scuba-diving school in Agia Anna. Private courses available on request.


WINDSURFING, KITE SURFING

Flisvos Kitecentre Naxos -> Kite surfing lessons and rentals

Flisvos Sportclub -> Windsurfing, wing foiling, mountain biking, kite & sail trips, restaurant, surf shop.

Laguna Beach Park -> Windsurfing lessons and rentals.

Naxos Kitelife -> Kite surfing and hydrofoil lessons and rentals, surf shop.

Naxos Kitesurf Club -> Kitesurfing lessons and rentals, SUP, canoe.

Naxos Surf Club -> Windsurfing lessons and rentals, under the Laguna Beach Park management.

Plaka Watersports -> Windsurfing lessons and rentals.

Ride with the Gods -> Windsurfing and kite surfing lessons & rentals, SUP, judo training camps, yoga camps.

Thalasea Sports -> Kite surfing lessons and rental, windsurfing rental, beach bar. Private and group lessons available.


WATERSPORTS
Plaka Watersports -> Waterskiing, wakeboarding, tubes, banana, SUP, pedal boats, canoe. Sports cafe.


WATER PARK
Aqua Fun -> Water slides, cafe and pool bar.


HORSE CARRIAGE RIDES
Naxos Horse Carriage -> Seaside rides, wedding and baptism services


GYMS & PERSONAL TRAINERS
Cycladic Fitness Gym -> Personal and group training, body massage, pilates and yoga
Genesis Gym
Naxos Gym Marsoula Anevlavi -> Aerobics, step, power yoga, pilates, reformer pilates, aerial fitness, personal training, body building, cross fit, bouldering.
Naxos Island Gym -> Body building, weight lifting, power lifting, cross fit, TRX, cardio. Day and week passes available.


TENNIS
Naxos Tennis Club -> Three brand new tennis courts plus a mini tennis court, specially designed for the young players’ needs. The club also features a lobby, dressing rooms and a spacious car park for its members.


MINI SOCCER
Naxos Mini Soccer Club -> Two 5X5 courts that can be easily turned into an 8X8 one, spacious parking area, refreshments stand.


CINEMAS – FILM SCREENINGS
Cine Naxos -> Open air cinema sporting a digital projection unit and state-of-the-art multichannel dolby surround audio system. Plays exclusively latest movies. Parking space, fully accessible to people with disabilities.

Iakovos Kambanellis Museum -> Classical film screenings, theatrical play readings, theatre and cinema workshops, children’s activities.
Naxos Cinema Club -> Film screenings of select movies
Prokopios Arts Festival -> Open-air film screenings, live music, dancing.

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