Naxos Old Town Flavors & History
Discover Naxos old town through its mouthwatering flavors under the guidance of a local foodie!
Take in the breathtaking beauty of Naxos’ old town while tasting some of its most traditional flavors on a walking food tour that will introduce you to the culinary culture and heritage of the region. Get your fill of culture, history, and gastronomy, guided by a local expert who will share insight into the daily life of the locals. Get around the most significant archaeological sites and museums, and get insight into the vast history of the island. To top it all off, savor a dinner of delectable Naxian dishes at a local tavern. Fun, fascinating and delicious, it is the perfect recipe for making the best memories!
Meet with your friendly local guide in order for your fun historical and culinary adventure to kick off. Your fascinating tour will start with a visit to the famous Portara, the ruins of the Temple of Apollo that stand proud on the island, earning the admiration of locals and visitors alike with the mythical tales that your guide will narrate.
Next, you will head to an on-site excavation museum and head to the Venetian Castle. Walk around the impressive architectural accomplishment that holds years of history and admire the art collection of pre-historic Cycladic figurines.
After walking through the Venetian Old Town and its picturesque streets, the gastronomic part of the tour with a visit to the food market. There, you will marvel at colorful fruit stands and stalls with aromatic herbs and spices, and even get to sample local delicacies including a variety of fine, local Naxian cheeses with a glass of wine and a variety of phyllo snacks.
Your final stop will take place in a delicious traditional tavern, where you will taste even more traditional mezes and dishes of Naxian gastronomy, including dessert. The whole island will unfold on your table leaving you in awe in its wake!
Of course, you won't conclude your tour without a shot of Naxos 'citron’, the Naxian liqueur that is known across the world for its distinctive taste. Hold your glass high for a farewell toast and a promise to return soon. In just 4 hours you'll have been introduced to Naxian cuisine, history, and culture, and experience the joy and richness of all Naxos has to offer while learning just why Mediterranean cuisine has always been, and continues to remain, the best and healthiest in the world.
Until next time!
“Portara” – ancient remains of god Apollo’s Temple
Old Town & Venetian Castle walking tour
Temporary Cycladic museum exhibition & on-site archaeology excavation museum
Cheese & wine tasting at a local cheese store
Delicious specialties including the famous Naxian potatoes
4 drinks (1 glass white wine, 1 glass of red wine, raki and kitron sampling)
- All taxes and VAT
- All personal expenses
Know before you go:
We can accommodate any kind of dietary restriction. Just let us know, and we will adapt the tour accordingly.
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I love everything I tasted, and it was lots of stuff! Naxos became one of my favorite destinations. The guide was knowledgeable and friendly and made me feel right at home. Definitely coming back next year !