Looking back in time

4-5 hours
Naxos, Naxos and Lesser Cyclades, Greece

Today Naxos is a serene, idyllic island beloved by visitors, but centuries ago during the Middle Ages it had a turbulent history that was dictated by Venetian lords, Byzantine rulers and Ottoman conquerors. This tour is a great opportunity to unlock the mysteries surrounding the island’s past. As you walk through Halki, the oldest village in Naxos, you’ll begin to understand the rich history of the island’s most fertile valley, Tragea. Embark on an enchanting 3-hour hike through the valley and its main town, and you’ll be amazed at how little the culture, architecture and local way of life changed since the 6th century. You’ll even get to taste a unique local citrus-based liqueur.

Tour Highlights:

The picturesque village of Halki, Byzantine churches, Citron distillery and liqueur tasting, Venetian tower.


  • Distance: 3km
  • Level: Easy
  • Total duration: 4+ hours


  • flexible starting time
  • transfer from and to your hotel/guesthouse
  • certified guide/narrator
  • guided tour around included sights and spots of interest
  • bottled water, snacks and treats
  • a treat at a local café
  • all taxes

Does not include:

  • personal expenses
  • tips

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