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Naxos Castle Walking Tour and Sunset at the Portara

1. Naxos Castle Walking Tour and Sunset at the Portara

Enjoy a relaxed evening walking tour of Naxos Old Town, and become acquainted with the most beautiful sights it has to offer. Feel like a time-traveler as you witness the different periods of Naxos history, strolling through the Venetian Castle down to the old Market and up again to the ancient Temple of Apollo. Pass by buildings that have played significant roles in forming the history of the land, and listen to stories of times past. Learn about the contemporary daily life and discover more about the customs and cultural events that take place within the walls of the Castle all year round.  Lose yourself in the alleys of the vibrant Old Market maze and discover ambient bars, cozy taverns, and boutique shops full of souvenirs and local products. End your tour at “Portara” and enjoy the most breathtaking, panoramic sunset views. Your guide will give you a highly personalized tour and provide you with local tips about the whole island. Perfect for all types of travelers, including travelers of all ages, this is a fantastic way to experience the vibrant town of Naxos.

From Agia Anna: Sunset Boat Cruise with Refreshments

2. From Agia Anna: Sunset Boat Cruise with Refreshments

If you are a sunset lover and would like to experience magnificent scenery and the amazing Greek sunset from the sea then this is the perfect cruise for you! On Naxos Island Cruises Sunset on Board Cruise, sit back, relax & unwind on our beautiful decks.Take in the spectacular sunset colors, sipping your drink to the sound of relaxing music, while discovering the Naxian coast or weather permitted,you may watch the sun setting behind the imposing Portara ! The sunset in Greece is something to behold no matter where you are, and Naxos is no exception! As sunset approaches nature’s colors between the sea, the sky and the island are simply magical!

Naxos: Private Sunset Boat Tour with Fruit and Champagne

3. Naxos: Private Sunset Boat Tour with Fruit and Champagne

Embark on a romantic adventure around the picturesque Greek island of Naxos. Bring your significant other with you aboard a luxurious boat and set sail into the ocean as you watch the sunset. Allow your captain to pamper you with a selection of fruit and a bottle of champagne or wine. Navigate into the vast blue sea for a relaxing and intimate experience in one of the most coveted holiday destinations in the world. Become surrounded by peace and quiet as you leave the city crowds behind or play your favorite music on the boat's speakers. Choose between a bottle of Moet champagne or Santorinian white wine and snack on some fresh fruit. Enjoy complete privacy as you watch the sun setting behind the imposing Portara. Admire the incredible colors in the sky on your way back to the port.

Naxos Town: Sunset Mythology Tour with Wine

4. Naxos Town: Sunset Mythology Tour with Wine

See the Temple of Apollo and the Venetian castle with a guide on this walking tour of Naxos. Discover the fascinating Discover the unique charm of the greek myths under the magical rays of the setting sun. Start with a leisurely walk overlooking the sea during which your expert guide will introduce you to Greek mythology and will bring to life the myths and tales of gods and heroes. Hear about Odysseus’ adventures, the Sirenes, enchanting sorceress Circe, and the Argonauts in the quest of the golden fleece as well as mighty Poseidon and the twelve Olympian gods. Our walk will take us uphill to the top of the medieval castle town of Naxos Naxos built, where, once upon a time, the glorious ancient Acropolis stood, with its marble temples, palaces and fortifications. Along the way, stops at picture-perfect settings with great views are not only inspirational for photography at best but highlight the narrative of the island’s treasured myths. Overlooking the amazing view of the surrounding area you will enjoy a glass of local wine in honor of Dionysus- the ancient god of wine before continuing your exploration. Every step of your walk travels the imagination from the world of the ancient gods to the Middle Ages and the walled fortresses of the ruling Dukes. Once back to the waterfront, glimmers of light reflect the awesome myth of the Minotaur of Crete and the marriage of Ariadne with the god Dionysus on the island. The inspirational walk ends at the famous ‘Portara’, the great gate of the temple of god Apollo which remains, until today, the distinguishing landmark of Naxos. Enjoy a mythical sunset while Helios paints the sky with the last the last translucent shades of pink and amber before he sets into the Blue Aegean.

Private VIP Sunset Tour in Naxos

5. Private VIP Sunset Tour in Naxos

After exiting the port of Naxos we will take you to the best spots to swim and snorkel. While heading back the sunset view is sure to make you feel relaxed and unwind.

Naxos: Private Photoshoot in Old Town and Portara

6. Naxos: Private Photoshoot in Old Town and Portara

What will you take back from Naxos, if not the best photos from your vacation? Why asking strangers to take your photos when you can have the right person to do that? Together we are going to roam inside the narrow alleys of the Old Town of Naxos and we will make a stop at every scenic spot that we can use as a backdrop for your photos. This photoshoot can be the perfect vacation gift to your loved ones, and it is the greatest way to keep your memories from Naxos forever. Ideal for honeymooners, newly engaged couples, families, friends, even solo travelers! You can even bring your wedding dress and have an after wedding photoshoot in the most picturesque environment. All photoshoots are private and you get 80+ photos in 48hours. Let's have fun together and let the camera to capture that!

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What people are saying about Portara

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(2 reviews)

Our guide Georgia...was fabulous very knowledgeable, answered all our questions, although some things were a little rushed, personally I would have liked to spend more time at the museum, but of course always able to visit later, all in all well worth it, recommended tour when you are in Naxos.

Had a great time on this boat tour! It’s a must do when visiting Naxos. We gotta gray view of the area and then stopped at the pegect spot to eat CJ the sunset and take beautiful pictures and drink wine along the water. The guide was lovely - so would definitely recommend this activity

George was excellent. Friendly and informative. Freely provide tidbits about island history or points of interest. Listen to our requests and acted with intent to assist us get the most out of our experience.

Because the sea was choppy, we went to Mikri Vigli from Agia Anna. We had a great time swimming and watching the sunset, and Petros was a great and welcoming captain.

Interesting tour of the Castle with an informative guide who told us the history, then to Apollos temple for a spectacular sunset.