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Set on a walking tour in Naxos Chora by wandering around its old city and its imposing medieval castle. Enjoy a majestic Cycladic sunset at the most iconic location of the island.

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Duration
2 hours
Group Type
Private
Availability
Daily
PRIVATE ONLY TOUR

Tour Highlights

Join us at our Naxos Castle & Portara private sunset walking tour and grab the chance of experiencing the Chora of Naxos through its impressive monuments with the company of our expert local guide! Engage in an fascinating walk that will introduce you to the vast history of Naxos and finish your day with a majestic Cycladic sunset on the grounds of the iconic Portara.

  • Explore the old Castle of the Chora of Naxos and listen to stories of pirates, knights and Venetians rulers from our expert local guide!
  • Visit the Old market, nowadays the heart of Naxos nightlife, full of traditional tavernas, bars, and cafes.
  • Visit the medieval Roman Cathedral of Naxos, the seat of the Catholic Church of Naxos and admire its architecture and precious artefacts.
  • Time-travel back in ancient Naxos by visiting the in situ excavation at Metropolis square.
  • Enjoy the breathtaking sunset from the small island of Portara!

What you can expect?

On this 2.5-hour walking tour, our expert local guide will introduce you to the ancient history and modern-day local culture and tradition of Naxos by taking you to some of the most important and impressive sights in Chora. Take a stroll inside the walls of the medieval castle and listen to stories of pirates & knights - learn why Venetian aristocracy always had an important position on the island. Check out the historical, medieval Roman Cathedral and admire its exquisite architecture. Do not miss the chance to witness from up close a rare Byzantine icon almost 1000 years old!

Continue your walk in the old city of Naxos and time-travel back in time by entering an archaeological excavation inside the city with findings from the Mycenaean times until today. Wander around the excavation through alleys and bridges and experience first hand an ancient cemetery and much more. Before heading to dinner in a local restaurant with traditional dishes of Naxos, enjoy the magical Cycladic sunset and watch the sun diving into the Aegean Sea from the small island of Palatia, where the iconic Portara stands!

Some of the spots you are going to visit:

The castle of Naxos

Wanna visit a castle in the heart of Naxos Chora and learn things about knights and crusaders? The castle, kastron, of Naxos is the right place for you! Built by Marco Sanudo, the nephew of the Doge of Venice, right after the Fourth Crusade in the 13th century, the kastron operated not just as a military and administrative centre but also had a religious, educational and residential character. As the seat of the Duchy of the Archipelago, the kastron of Naxos experienced a huge political, economic and cultural development. Wander around its narrow alleys and admire its medieval architecture! Do not miss the opportunity to visit the Venetian Museum and learn about the orders of Catholic monks that flooded the island and stories about noble families and knights that lived in the kastron!

Inclusions

Inclusions:

  • Services of an excellent local guide
  • All taxes and VAT

Exclusions:

  • Personal expenses, dinner

FAQs

Is this tour child-friendly?

Very much so! Our expert local guide will provide fascinating info & easy to understand stories, that will make this tour an unforgettable experience for your little ones!

 

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