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Naxos: Food Walking Tour & Cooking Class with Meal & Drinks

1. Naxos: Food Walking Tour & Cooking Class with Meal & Drinks

Stroll down the cobblestone alleys of Chora, Naxos main town. In the company of your guide, you’ll make the rounds of the local produce market the way the Naxos people do. Once there, you’ll pick and choose your own local, fresh, seasonal produce, bursting with fragrances, colors, and flavor. You’ll be putting your vegetables to good use during the cooking course that will follow. Your route will also take you to tiny traditional shops, hidden in the alleys of Chora, where you’ll find out all about the traditional products that Naxos is famous for throughout Greece: olives, olive oil, honey, potatoes, fruit, cheeses, and meat from Naxos are sought for and in great demand. At some of the shops you’ll have the chance to sample the actual products. Sampling the amazing local cheeses will simply delight you. You’ll be equally delighted when you sample versions of the signature Naxos liqueur made from citron, a citrus fruit. Our tour will take you down the maze-like alleys of the Chora castle built in the 13th century when Venetian rule started on Naxos and the island was known as the Duchy of Naxos. You will get a glimpse of local life in those times of yore and come to appreciate not only the beauty of Cycladic architecture but its functionality as well. Your walk will end at a small traditional taverna where you’ll meet the talented chef we work with. He’ll ask you to help him with the preparation and, step by step, he’ll show you how to make mouthwatering, traditional appetizers and the renowned Greek salad, all the while paying tribute to the Mediterranean’s flavors and aromas. Next, comes the greatest part of the tour. We’ll all be sitting down to share the dishes you made yourself, along with another Greek traditional dish prepared by our chef. We’ll raise our glasses, toast each other, and enjoy a day spent in enjoying and experiencing. After your meal, we’ll end our tour the Greek way: with a cup of traditional Greek coffee to round off your culinary experience.

Naxos: Workshop Fusing Glass in Galanado

2. Naxos: Workshop Fusing Glass in Galanado

Visiting our studio, situated 5 km from the port of Naxos, in a charming village , you will immerse yourself in the world of fusing glass art. Our skilled artisan will showcase his techniques and demonstrate how he creates our stunning glass pieces in a wide range of styles. You will have the chance to learn all his secrets to create your own fused masterpiece starting from a model. Once your creation will be ready, you will take it home as a wonderful souvenir of your experience. spend some unforgettable hours in our studio

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What people are saying about Galanado, Naxos

Awesome experience! Anastasia is a GREAT guide and made the tour interesting & fun!! During the tour, she provided lots of information about the history of Naxos and local traditions & customs. Loved going to the local neighborhood to shop for fresh produce. We made four appetizers that were easy to prepare and delicious! The main course was prepared by the chef and was excellent. Especially appreciated Anastasia emailing pictures and recipes after the tour! Highly recommend this tour if you are visiting Naxos!!

Our guide was very informative, and they took us on more of a journey than we expected. We enjoyed finding everything about the city and the cooking class was so much fun. The pictures were an added bonus as we were transported back in time. It was well worth the money, and we would definitely recommend it, for anyone came to the city of Naxos.

Anastasia was very friendly and accommodating, she took us to multiple interesting (and delicious) local spots, and we got to enjoy the BEST Greek food at an authentic taverna at the end of our walking adventure! She sent several pictures from our activities and the recipes for us to take home with us.

Really enjoyed our tour. Loved the shopping and preparing of food. Learned history of Naxos along with techniques to prepare authentic foods and drink. Highly recommend

Anastasia was a delight. She was a very informative guide and made the whole experience fun and memorable. I would highly recommend taking this food tour.