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Naxos Castle & Portara Sunset Walking Tour

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.

Duration
2 hours
Group Type
Private
Season
Daily
Price
From €48 / person
for a group of 4
Overview

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 a 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 Venetian rulers from our expert local guide!

Get insight into the local culture and history through fascinating story-telling

Pass by the medieval Roman Cathedral of Naxos, the seat of the Catholic Church of Naxos, and admire its architecture and precious artefacts.

Enjoy the breathtaking sunset from the small island of Portara!

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What you can expect?

On this 2-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.

With the heart of Naxos' Chora as your meeting point, take a stroll inside the walls of the medieval castle and listen to stories of pirates & knights - learn why Venetian aristocracy always held 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 that is almost 1000 years old!

Continue your walk in the old city of Naxos and travel back in time by entering an archaeological excavation inside the city, with findings that cover the span of the Mycenaean times until today. Wander around the excavation through alleys and bridges and experience first-hand an ancient cemetery, among others.

Before heading to dinner in a local restaurant with traditional dishes of Naxos, enjoy the magical Cycladic sunset and watch the sun dive into the Aegean Sea from the small island of Palatia, where the iconic Portara stands!

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Inclusions
  • A private guided walking tour led by a certified expert guide
  • Visit to the Temple of Apollo (Portara)
  • Visit to the Old town & Castle area
  • All taxes and VAT
Exclusions
  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
  • Transportation
  • Gratuities for your guide 
  • Personal expenses
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Our guide, Zefiros, was there to pick us on time by our hotel. The tour had a good pace and we visited places that we couldn't find on our own. Highly recommended!
Margaret
We booked this tour for our first day in Naxos and this was a great choice, as it served as a wonderful orientation tour. Dimitra is a great person and guide and we are reallu lucky that met her. Tour ended with dinner at meze meze, great place close to the port.
Kelly
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