Active Gourmet Holidays
Active Gourmet Holidays

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(Option: Customized Itineraries)
Naxos, Greece - 6 nights
Available May to October


So you have always wanted to visit Greece? Why not explore a less popular spot to experience authentic Greece? Naxos is a fertile island belonging to the Cyclades chain. While in Greece, you can easily visit other islands, but we promise you will be delighted with this treasure of an island known for its cheese, olive oil, warm people and hospitality. You will stay in a lovely renovated boutique hotel where you will enjoy a homemade breakfast each morning. 



Naxos is known throughout Greece as a culinary island, offering quality products such as delicious fruits and vegetables along with exquisite wines. But Naxos is all about the cheese! In the mountains hundreds of goats and sheeps are raised, while cows are raised mainly in the lowlands. From their milk the famous Naxian cheese are made: graviera, kefalotyri, xynotiri and xynomizithra. 


The people from Naxos are vibrant souls so while in Naxos - add their local citrus liqueur to your festivities. It's a liqueur made from the distillation of the leaves of citron, cultivated only in the fertile lands of Naxos.


If you are taking the ferry, you will be mesmerized by the coastline of Naxos, with the steep rocky mountains plunging into the beautiful Aegean Sea. 


Naxos promises a memorable experience, with its culinary gems, monuments, quaint villages and pristine beaches.









Upon your arrival at Naxos Airport (or Naxos Port) you will be transferred to your accommodation.
 You will be greeted by your hostess and settle in to your new surroundings.  


A welcome dinner will be served around 9 pm.









Enjoy a delicious breakfast each day of local ingredients such as local honey, breads, local ham, juice, a Continental breakfast with a great emphasis on products from Naxos. 


We want to immerse you into the everyday life here on Naxos. To accomplish this, we will take you to a home in Kaloxylos to prepare a typical Greek meal with a housewife and her family. Following will be a wonderful lunch to be enjoyed with wine.  


You will have the afternoon free to explore, relax, read.... 


Tonight's dinner will be on your own. 


Overnight at your accommodation. 





Enjoy a delicious breakfast at your accommodation.


After breakfast you will see how Graviera and Xinotiro are made by visiting an authentic creamery. Graviera is considered to be the best cheese of Greece.


Following will be lunch in a local tavern (included).


After lunch we take you to a vineyard for a wine tasting of three wines from Naxos.


Tonight dinner is on your own.


Overnight at your accommodation. 






Breakfast is followed by a unique experience. You will witness the art of making Greek sandals. Our local expert craftsman will prepare and make a pair Greek Sandals from scratch. It will be an interactive, one of a kind, experience where you will be shown step by step how a Greek sandal is crafted.


Lunch and dinner on your own.


Overnight at the accommodation. 





Today is a free day Free day for individual activities. Perhaps you can visit Apiranthos village, or Filoti which is another great village and one of a kind. Or how about Agia Anna Beach, an award winning beach, perhaps Greece's best. You can also see Portara Naxos which should be visited and last but not least, the Temple of Demeter.


Dinner on your own.


Overnight at your accommodation. 





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 ba 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.


Overnight at your accommodation.





Transfer to the airport or port after breakfast.


*The content or order of the itinerary may change depending on dates, availability of services or activities, local festivals/holidays, weather constraints, etc. Menus are samples and may vary according to the season 






A minimum of 2 participants is required to run this tour and the tour is limited to a maximum of 6 participants.


(The number of participants refers to how many persons are required to run the tour, not to how many persons you must have in your party. Please inquire.) 





Closest Airport:


Naxos Airport: about 30 minutes from the accommodation. 


*These details are provided as additional information. Please check below to see if transfers are included in this tour.






2020 Fees Per Person


Double Room/US$1625
Single Supplement/US$325


*Pricing may vary depending on market fluctuation


After availability is confirmed, a 30% non-refundable deposit per person and the completed and submitted registration form will secure your reservation. Final payment is due in full 75 days before your arrival date.

2020 Dates


Available year round based on availability



*Transfer from/to Naxos Airport or Port on a modern mini bus or taxi to and from accommodation
*Six (6) nights' accommodation at a 3 star boutique hotel in Naxos town with daily breakfast
*All transfers to and from the activities
*One (1) dinner
*One (1) picnic
*Two (2) lunches
*One (1) Greek hands-on cooking lesson
*One (1) bakery visit
*One (1) Greek sandals workshop experience
*One (1) cheese and wine tour
*One (1) bread making demonstration    

Not included: Airfare - meals, drinks and excursions that are not listed in the program, travel insurance, personal expenses, tips.


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Please contact us for cancellation policy information. Travel insurance is highly recommended.





Furnished upon request. 


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Hi Jo-Ann - We wanted to let you know that we had an AMAZING time at the cooking school. My mother and I could not have had a better time. Paola and Simonetta were such wonderful hosts and teachers. We were treated like family. The house and property were beautiful. The hands-on cooking classes were so much fun...we learned so many great recipes that I cannot wait to test on my friends back home. I will definitely be recommending this experience to all of my friends and colleagues. Thank you so much for all of your help in setting up this once-in-a-lifetime dream vacation. It is something neither one of us will ever forget!


Best, Erin S. and Flor V.,
New York, New York

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