7 Days in Naxos
Naxos is the most fertile island of the Cyclades. Its products are known throughout Greece for their excellent quality, showing that the island is as the locals say a blessed place. In the south of Naxos, the inhabitants cultivate the famous naxian potato and other fruits and vegetables. In the north part of the island, they cultivate vineyards and produce exquisite wine.
Naxos is also famous for its olive oil production. On the island over 400,000 olive trees are planted, of which 200,000 are in the basin of Tragaia. In the mountains, hundreds of goats and sheep are raised, while cows are raised mainly in the lowland. From their milk, the famous Naxian cheese is made: graviera, kefalotyri, xynotiri and xynomizithra.
As the Naxian like having fun, they accompany their festivities by their local citrus liqueur from the distillation of the leaves of citron, cultivated only in the fertile lands of Naxos. Naxos has also great mineral wealth such as the emery and the marble, which are internationally recognized for their quality.
From the boat, one can see the entire western coastline of Naxos, with the steep rocky mountains plunging into the Aegean Sea. The entrance to the port of Naxos is unlike any other. In a few moments, the visitor can get a clear idea of the islandâ€™s rich historical background, its grandiose towers, its strong religious ties, its agricultural heritage, and its recent tourist development.
But the island's true magnificence lies in every monument, every village, and every beach.
Day 1 - Arrival
Arrival at Naxos Airport (or port) and private transfer to accommodation. Upon arrival meet your hostess and settle in. You may want to go for a walk, or just relax.
Dinner will be served around 9 pm.
Day 2 - Cooking Class
Breakfast. Many people believe that in order to know a place well you need to know its everyday life. Therefore we take you to a home in Kaloxylos to prepare a typical Greek meal with a housewife and her family! Then enjoy a great lunch with wine!
Afternoon free. Dinner on your own.
Day 3 - Cheese Tour
Breakfast. In the morning be ready to experience first hand authentic creamery. You will see how graviera and xinotiro are made. Lunch in a tavern (included). Then you head out to a vineyard to have a wine tasting. Dinner on your own.
Day 4 - The Art of Greek Sandals
Breakfast. The art of making sandals is a present from our progenitor to the world classic fashion. You will get to witness our expert craftsman prepare and make a pair of Greek Sandals from scratch. It will be interactive, of a kind, session (morning) where we will demonstrate step by step how a greek sandal is crafted. Lunch and dinner on your own.
Day 5 - Free Day
Day 6 - Rustic Bakery and Picnic
Breakfast at the hotel. Then you will visit a traditional bakery and we cook all together a pie. You will watch the procedure of baking in the wooden oven. Then we stroll through the village of Kinidaros. 30 minutes later we go back to the bakery and we choose other goodies from the bakery. Then we have a picnic (lunch)in the oaks groove, very close to the oven. The menu includes cheese pie, local honey, hand-made jam, a variety of cheeses, Greek yogurt, filter coffee, juice, ham, bread, olives, eggs, and of course the goods that our guests will choose from the bakery.
Afternoon free. Dinner on your own
Day 7 - Departure
After your last delicious breakfast, you'll be transferred to the airport/port.
Your accommodation is constructed in a traditional Cycladic style. The hotel is a miniature of Naxos Island where each room retains the features of a village and it is made of marble, emery, and plaster. In addition, each room presents one village with information and photos.
This beautiful family-run boutique hotel offers magnificent rooms, some of them with Seaview from the balconies, or rooms with a balcony to the small garden, and some of them with veranda and a private jacuzzi.
- Reception and information services
- Daily cleaning
- Safe box
- Credit cards accepted
- Private bathroom
- Satellite TV
- Fully equipped kitchen
- Free wi-fi
- Safe box
- Hot water 24 hours
- Balcony / terrace.
*The order of the activities can be, at times, subject to change.
Prices & Terms:
(Flexible Dates Available May-June-July-August-September-October)
Price: 1400 euro based on double occupancy
Single supplement: 450 euro
Children discount: From 0 till 2, 99 years old FREE
Minimum number of participants: 2
Maximum number of participants: 6
- 30% of the amount is required at the time of booking
For reservations mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Transfer from/to Naxos Airport or Port on a modern minibus (or taxi to and from accommodation)
7 days / 6 nights at a 3-star boutique hotel in Naxos town with daily fresh breakfast
All transfers to and from the activities
1 Greek Cooking lesson
1 Bakery visit
1 Greek sandals workshop experience
1 cheese and wine tour
1 bread-making demonstration
Price does not include:
Meals, drinks, excursions that are not listed in the program
Travel insurance, personal expenses, tips.
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