Welcome to Naxos


Naxos was a cultural centre of Classical Greece and Byzantium, and Venetian and Frankish influences also left their mark. Its high mountains form rain clouds, and consequently Naxos is more fertile and green than most of the other Cyclades islands. It produces olives, grapes, figs, citrus fruit, corn and potatoes. Mt Zeus (also known as Mt Zas; 1004m) is the Cyclades’ highest peak and is the central focus of the island’s mountainous interior, where you will find enchanting villages such as Halki and Apiranthos.


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$197.52 Cruises, Sailing & Water Tours

Mykonos Catamaran Daytime or Sunset Sailing with Food and Drinks

Captain Michael, highly experienced skipper and owner of the catamarans, will welcome you in Ornos Bay, the starting point (a well sheltered bay south of Mykonos Town). After the traditional safety briefing, we hoist the sails up (we always prefer hoisting the sails rather than listening to the engines!) to enjoy an hour of a smooth and safe sailing on the unbelievable blue waters of the Aegean Sea . We reach first the south end of Delos and 20 minutes later the turquoise waters of Rhenia island. After a first relaxing, swimming, snorkelling stop in an unspoiled cove, we sail to another beautiful cove with crystal clear waters where we serve our delicious full meal freshly cooked on board by the chef/sailor! Based on fresh local ingredients, our 7 dishes menu includes salads, starters, grilled prawns, calamaris cooked in white wine sauce, meat and vegetables "saute" on balsamic vinegar... the best meal ever served on a boat in Mykonos! The open-bar is included (sodas, water, beer, white wine). After a last swim,  it will be time to sail back to Mykonos, enjoying a nice view of Paros and Naxos on the way. According to the weather, we can also do on request a third short stop in front of the site of Delos where you can take pictures of the archaeological site from the catamaran. If you wish, we can then hire an official guide able to explain you everything about the history and the mythology of Delos (on private tours only).  If it's too windy, enjoy an alternative itinerary where you sail along the south coast of Mykonos visiting some of the famous beaches of the island and a beautiful cove away from the crowds.  Everything is included in the rates except the crew gratuities and the transfer to Ornos Bay (we can arrange it at a very reasonable price with our partner who runs A/C vehicles)

$188.39 Day Trips & Excursions

Delphi, Arachova, St. Lucas Monastery Tour from Athens

After being picked up from your Athens hotel, enjoy the scenic journey through Thebes’ picturesque valleys and cotton fields as your expert guide shares tales of the Ancient Greeks. Traveling by air-conditioned coach, your first brief stop is Levadia, a town famous for its trade in beautiful brightly colored carpets.At midday, stare in amazement as your coach arrives at the foot of Mt Parnassos where the sanctuary of Delphi lies. The sanctuary, known as the Temple of Apollo, served as the site for the worship of the god Apollo after he was said to have slain a dragon who lived there.As you walk around the UNESCO-listed archaeological site with your guide, pass by Castalia Spring and see famous monuments such as the Athenian Treasury, the theater and the Sacred Way that, in ancient times, was lined with treasuries and statues that were gifted by city states to honor Apollo and to demonstrate their stature and wealth.Next, head inside Delphi Archeological Museum with your guide. This treasure trove consists of 15 rooms that house countless artifacts and awe-inspiring exhibits including the frieze of the Treasury of the Siphnians, the Sphinx of Naxos, the Statue of Antinous and the famous bronze Charioteer of Delphi.After exploring the museum, return to the coach and continue to the scenic mountain village of Arachova. Known for its hand-woven rugs, quilts and carpets, Arachova is also famous for its delicious wine and cheese. Enjoy your time at your leisure, perhaps stopping for a refreshing drink in a cafe or trying out some of the delicious local delicacies at one of the restaurants (own expense).Meet back up with your guide, and cool off in your air-conditioned coach as you travel to the UNESCO-listed Saint Lucas Monastery. Built in the 11th century during the Byzantine period, Saint Lucas Monastery is home to a series of intricate mosaics that decorate its cathedral, making it one of the finest monuments of Byzantine architecture in the entire country.Your tour ends in the early evening when arriving back at your Athens hotel after a relaxing coach ride.

$127.87 Cruises, Sailing & Water Tours

Mykonos Catamaran Private Sailing Cruise with Food and Drinks

Captain Michael, highly experienced skipper and owner of the catamarans, will welcome you in Ornos Bay, the starting point (a well sheltered bay south of Mykonos Town). After the traditional safety briefing, we hoist the sails up (we always prefer hoisting the sails rather than listening to the engines!) to enjoy an hour of a smooth and safe sailing on the unbelievable blue waters of the Aegean Sea . We reach first the south end of Delos and 20 minutes later the turquoise waters of Rhenia island. After a first relaxing, swimming, snorkelling stop in an unspoiled cove, we sail to another beautiful cove with crystal clear waters where we serve our delicious full meal freshly cooked on board by the chef/sailor! Based on fresh local ingredients, our 7 dishes menu includes salads, starters, grilled prawns, calamaris cooked in white wine sauce, meat and vegetables "saute" on balsamic vinegar... the best meal ever served on a boat in Mykonos! The open-bar is included (sodas, water, beer, white wine). After a last swim,  it will be time to sail back to Mykonos, enjoying a nice view of Paros and Naxos on the way. According to the weather, we can also do on request a third short stop in front of the site of Delos where you can take pictures of the archaeological site from the catamaran. If you wish, we can then hire an official guide able to explain you everything about the history and the mythology of Delos (on private tours only).  If it's too windy, enjoy an alternative itinerary where you sail along the south coast of Mykonos visiting some of the famous beaches of the island and a beautiful cove away from the crowds.  Everything is included in the rates except crew gratuities and the transfer to Ornos Bay (we can arrange it at a very reasonable price with our partner who runs AC vehicles)

$9293.70 Multi-day & Extended Tours

3 Days Cruise : Astypalaia, Iraklia, Schinousa & Koufonisia

Create a GROUP 1 - 6 passengersDeparture time : no later that 12:30 pmReturn Time : no later that 19:00 pmCruise full of picturesque landscapes and authentic emotions. Together we will meet the small cyclades with large images. Iraklia, Koufonisia and Koufonissia are the ornaments of the Aegean that you must visit.Irakliá is a tiny island with only 115 residents located at the western edge of the Small Eastern Cyclades island group. Dense vegetation, natural springs, smooth hills, crystalline waters (with shipwrecks at the sea-bottom!), scenic bays and caves are the characteristics of this unspoiled paradise in Cyclades. The island’s coasts are home to the Mediterranean seal Monachus monachus and the marine turtle Caretta caretta. There are two villages on the island, Ayios Georgios (by the harbour) and Panayia. Restore your inner peace in a less-known destination, ideal for romantic, peaceful holidays and let yourself be charmed by the simplicity of its virgin nature…Koufonisia is a small group of two islets, E of Naxos and W of Amorgos; these are Pano Koufonisi and Kato Koufonisi, and they are separated by a narrow 200 m. wide strait. They were named Koufonisia [meaning Hollow islands] because of the existing huge caves which gave the impression to pirates who viewed them from a distance that the islands were hollow! At a short distance you will see the deserted Keros island. It has been designated as an archaeological site under protection, as major Cycladic Art finds have been unearthed there many a time.Out of the two islands, Pano Koufonisi is the only populated one. Koufonisia are a favourite destination for those who seek to relax on their holidays and look for sheltered golden sand beaches, small natural pools of turquoise waters, feasts in the original ‘island way’ and seafood fresh from the sea.Skhinoússa is located at the centre of the Small Eastern Cyclades island group, south of Náxos and north-east of Irakliá. It is a tiny island with three villages: Hóra, Messaria and Mersini.Rate includes:- Drinks: water & soft drinks - Snorkelling Kit, Umbrellas, Music, Wifi , Shower Water, Use of Bath, Beach towels, Waterproof mobile case , GoPro camera- Crew (Captain & Sailor)- VAT, Mooring Fees, Insurance- Fuel consumption up to 135 miles

$1507.09 Cruises, Sailing & Water Tours

11-Day Tour Package to Greek Islands: Visit Paros, Naxos, Mykonos, Santorini

ItineraryDay 1: Day 1: ARRIVAL DAYStop At: Athens International AirportMeet and assist service at Athens airport El. Venizelos, and transfer you at your hotel.Duration: 45 minutesNo meals included on this day.Accommodation included: Overnight in Athens Day 2: Day 2: Athens - Paros IslandStop At: Piraeus portYou will be picked up from your hotel to transfer you to Pireaus port so you get the boat departing at 07.25 for Paros Island. Arrival at Paros Port at 11:25, and we will transfer you to your hotel. You can enjoy your swim at the sandy beach with clear waters and powdery soft sand, making it a sunbather's paradise. Late in the afternoon and during the night, you can walk among Parikia’s streets that has traditional Greek architecture, where you have your dinner or a drink or buy local products and souvenirsDuration: 4 hoursMeals included: • BreakfastAccommodation included: Overnight in Paros IslandDay 3: Day 3: Paros Island - Day at Leisure in ParosStop At: Port ferry Paros - AntiparosDay at your leisure. Today you can enjoy your swim at the sandy beachs just in front of your hotel.Duration: 1 dayMeals included: • BreakfastAccommodation included: Overnight in Paros IslandDay 4: Day 4: Paros Island - Naxos IslandStop At: Port of Naxos, Naxos Town, Naxos, Cyclades, South AegeanOur driver picks you up from your hotel to transfer you at Paros port to take your ferry departing at 12.45 to reach Naxos at 13.30. We will transfer you at your hotel in Naxos. Enjoy swimming and later in the afternoon, visit the Town of Naxos for dinner, shopping and drinks.Duration: 1 dayMeals included: • BreakfastAccommodation included: Overnight in Naxos IslandDay 5: Day 5: Naxos Island - Day at Leisure in Naxos IslandStop At: Naxos portDay at leisure in Naxos. We suggest you go swimming at the wonderful beaches of Agios Prokopios or Plaka, or visit the village of Melanes with the famous statue of Kouros Apollon of 6 meters height! Do not miss the trademark of Naxos, the Portara at the entrance of the harbor. Duration: 1 dayMeals included: • BreakfastAccommodation included: Overnight in Naxos IslandDay 6: Day 6: Naxos Island - Mykonos IslandStop At: Mykonos Port, Mykonos Town, Mykonos, Cyclades, South AegeanFree time for you until our driver transfers you at Naxos port to take the ferry to Mykonos departing at 13.40 and reaching Mykonos Island at 14.20. Transfer to your hotel. Mykonos is the most famous island in the world for its beaches and fun, also known as the island of winds. The stroll in ‘’Little Venice’’ of the island, or the walk through the narrow streets of "Matogiania" will be memorable for your vacations, and you can shop clothes and other local items that you'll only find in Mykonos. Enjoy the amazing night life of Mykonos!Duration: 1 dayMeals included: • BreakfastAccommodation included: Overnight in Mykonos IslandDay 7: Day 7: Mykonos islands - Day at Leisure in Mykonos Island or Day Cruise to Delos (OPTIONAL) Stop At: Mykonos Port, Mykonos Town, Mykonos, Cyclades, South AegeanDay at leisure in Mykonos. or Day Cruise to Delos (OPTIONAL). We suggest you an excellent half-day trip, to the sacred island of Apollo and Artemis, one of the Unesco Heritage sites of Greece. Delos is one of the most important archaeological sites of the eastern Mediterranean. You may visit, amongst others, the remains of the Temples of Apollo, the sanctuary of Artemis, the old city and the theatre and then, walk down the celebrated Lion Street. Also, in the museum of Delos, you can admire Archaic, Classical, Hellenistic and Roman Sculptures, a collection of vessels from all periods as well as small items of everyday use. The tour takes about 5 hours Duration: 1 dayMeals included: • BreakfastAccommodation included: Overnight in MykonosDay 8: Day 8: Mykonos Island - Santorini IslandStop At: Athinios Port Santorini, Santorini, Cyclades, South AegeanFree time for yourself until our driver picks up from your hotel and transfer to Mykonos Port so you get the boat departing at 14.55 for the famous Santorini Island, arriving at 17.35. Transfer to your hotel. Free time for yourselves, you can enjoy your drink or dinner, at one of the hundreds places located just on the rocks above the sea, and walk among the narrow streets of the town of Fira where you can buy many souvenirs.Duration: 1 dayMeals included: • BreakfastAccommodation included: Overnight in Santorini IslandDay 9: Day 9: Santorini Island - Day at leisure or Day cruise to Volcano (OPTIONAL)Stop At: Santorini Volcano, Santorini, Cyclades, South AegeanDay at leisure or we suggest you an excellent Day Cruise to Volcano- Hot Springs - Thirassia - Sunset at Oia: Our bus will pick you up from your hotel at about 9.30 to transfer you to Athinios harbour to take the boat for a unique, best-seller cruise to the Volcano of Santorini. You will walk at the top of the active craters. Next stop will be at the island of Nea kameni. You will have the chance to enjoy a swim at the world-renowned thermal spas of Palaia Kameni, as the water temperature ranges from 30 to 35 degrees due to the underground volcanic rock. The cruise continues and we reach Thirasia. Here you will have a lunch at the traditional restaurant and you will enjoy a walk at this picturesque scenery with the narrow streets. From Thirasia you will admire Santrorini from a different point of view. Reaching the end of the tour the boat will drop you off at Amoudi beach where you will walk on foot or ride a donkey to reach the famous area of Oia. You will have time for a nice stroll through the narrow streets of the Oia's centre, take pictures at this fascinating and unique landscape and finally admire the famous sunset of Oia - a once in a lifetime experience! After the sunset at about 20.00 the bus will take you back to your hotel.Duration: 1 dayMeals included: • BreakfastAccommodation included: Overnight in SantoriniDay 10: Day 10: Santorini Island - AthensStop At: Port of Piraeus, Piraeus, Piraeus Region, AtticaWe will transfer you to Santorini Port at 12.05 to take the ferry for Piraeus Port and upon your arrival at 17.00, we will transfer you at your hotel in AthensDuration: 1 dayMeals included: • BreakfastAccommodation included: Overnight in Athens Day 11: Day 11: Departure dayStop At: Athens International AirportOur driver will transfer you to Athens airport according to your flight details.Duration: 1 dayMeals included: • BreakfastNo accommodation included on this day.

$1461.42 Cruises, Sailing & Water Tours

Lazy Dash - 7 Days of Relaxed Sailing in the Cyclades

ItineraryDay 1: CHECK IN - PAROS - DESPOTIKOStop At: Parikia Town, Parikia, Paros, Cyclades, South AegeanCheck in at 17:00. Meet your captain, your hostess and your crew. Duration: 30 minutesStop At: DespotikoWe will Sail for 2 hours towards the remote island of Despotiko where we will spend the night under the starsDuration: 5 hoursMeals included: • Dinner: On Board ( Prepared by the Hostess )Accommodation included: On board Accommodation Day 2: PANTELONISI - SCHOINOUSAStop At: Livadi Beach, Schinoussa, Cyclades, South AegeanIn the morning we will sail towards the remote island of Pantelonisi where we will spend the day swimming the snorkeling. In the Evening we will sail towards Schoinoussa where we will spend the nightDuration: 1 dayMeals included: • Breakfast: On Board ( Prepared by the Hostess ) • Lunch: On Board ( Prepared by the Hostess ) • Dinner: On Board ( Prepared by the Hostess )Accommodation included: On Board Accommodation Day 3: KATO KOUFONISIStop At: kato koufonissi, Koufonissi, Cyclades, South AegeanIn the Morning we will sail towards Kato koufonisi where we will spend the entire day anchored in it's turquoise waters.Duration: 1 dayMeals included: • Breakfast: On Board ( Prepared by the Hostess ) • Lunch: On Board ( Prepared by the Hostess ) • Dinner: On Board ( Prepared by the Hostess )Accommodation included: On Board AccommodationDay 4: KEROS - ANTIKERI - ANO KOUFONISIStop At: Keros, Cyclades, South AegeanIn the Morning we will sail for a swim stop at the islands of Keros and Antikeri, before we sail back north towards Pano koufonissiDuration: 1 dayMeals included: • Breakfast: On Board ( Prepared by the Hostess ) • Lunch: On Board ( Prepared by the Hostess ) • Dinner: On Board ( Prepared by the Hostess )Accommodation included: On Board AccommodationDay 5: DONOUSAStop At: Kalotaritissa Beach, Donousa, Cyclades, South AegeanToday will spend the day exploring the coast of DonoussaDuration: 1 dayMeals included: • Breakfast: On Board ( Prepared by the Hostess ) • Lunch: On Board ( Prepared by the Hostess ) • Dinner: On Board ( Prepared by the Hostess )Accommodation included: On Board AccommodationDay 6: MACHERES - NAXOSStop At: Port of Naxos, Naxos Town, Naxos, Cyclades, South AegeanIn the Morning we will spend sail to the remote island of Macheres where we will spend the better part of the day before our evening sail towards the port of Naxos.Duration: 1 dayMeals included: • Breakfast: On Board ( Prepared by the Hostess ) • Lunch: On Board ( Prepared by the Hostess ) • Dinner: On Board ( Prepared by the Hostess )Accommodation included: On board AccommodationDay 7: PAROSStop At: Parikia Town, Parikia, Paros, Cyclades, South AegeanEvening Sail towards the port of ParosDuration: 3 hoursMeals included: • Breakfast: On Board ( Prepared by the Hostess ) • Lunch: On Board ( Prepared by the Hostess ) • Dinner: On Board ( Prepared by the Hostess )Accommodation included: On Board AccommodationDay 8: CHECK OUT - PAROSStop At: Parikia Town, Parikia, Paros, Cyclades, South AegeanCheck out at 09:00Duration: 30 minutesNo meals included on this day.No accommodation included on this day.