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.

 

 

ITINERARY 

 

DAY ONE 

 

ARRIVAL DAY - WELCOME TO NAXOS!

 

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.

 

 

 

 

DAY TWO 

 

COOKING CLASS 

 

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. 


DAY THREE 

 

NAXOS IS ALL ABOUT THE CHEESE 

 

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. 

 

DAY FOUR 

 

GREEK SANDAL WORKSHOP 

 

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. 

 

DAY FIVE 


FREE DAY

 

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. 

  

DAY SIX 


RUSTIC BAKERY AND VISIT

 

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.

 

DAY SEVEN 

 

DEPARTURE DAY


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 

 

 

 

GROUP SIZE

 

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.) 

 

 

HOW TO ARRIVE

 

Closest Airport:

 

Naxos Airport: about 30 minutes from the accommodation. 

 

 

 

BOOKING INFORMATION

 

2019 Fees Per Person

 

Double Room/US$1675
Single Supplement/US$325

 

*Pricing may vary depending on market fluctuation

Deposit

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.

2019 Dates

 

Available year round based on availability

Included

 

*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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CANCELLATION POLICY

 

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

 

 

CLIENT REMARKS

 

Furnished upon request. 

 

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THE FLAVOURS OF TUSCANY

"Dear Jo-Ann - We just had the most amazing week. It was everything we could have hoped for and more. We are already planning a "make your own pasta party" at our house to introduce friends to the very unique flavours we tried and made! Jo-Ann, the others who came through Active Gourmet - Ed, Cathy and Kelly were all very complimentary about the service they had received from you, as were we. I was hugely impressed with your immediate attention to every detail and I will certainly recommend friends to your website if they are considering similar trips to ours." - Joneen and Ray S., Auckland, New Zealand

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