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Local Craftsmanship Tour

4 Hours Duration

Departure time: 09:30 am from your accomodation

1st stop: Galanado. Fusing glass Workshop & Art gallery

Let’s start our day with something inspiring, creative, colorful and fun, as Krasmir guides us through the craft art and the beauty of fusing glass.


2nd stop: Damalas. An original Pottery Workshop

As we enter the workshop and the artist –a 3-generation potter- welcomes us, you can already feel connected to clay; the material mankind is made of (The Genesis). This traditional pottery workshop gives you the chance to touch and feel clay, shape it and create.

Beautiful ornamental items and copies of ancient, traditionally functional items such as the “sfouni”, the clay jug used to pour out the wine from the Amphora (the big clay jar where wine was stored) and the “tyromethira”, the clay holed jar for drying cheese, are exhibited and sold here.

3rd stop: Tragea. Chalkion or Chalki village

Now we are at Chalki, the first capital of the island which is located in the heart of Naxos and is surrounded by olive tree groves and citrus fruit tree orchards. Walk around a village of fine neoclassic architecture buildings, and admire Byzantine churches and towers of the 6th to 11th century AD. Visit the “Kitron” Distillery, the oldest organized traditional Distillery on the island and go shopping in the small shops where you can find all the local treasures of the land of Naxos, from local cheese and wine to home-made marmalades and liqueurs made from the fruit of the island. Reward yourselves with a coffee or refreshments in one of the picturesque “Kafenia” (coffee & sweets shops) and taste some local home-made sweets that will keep you going with the island’s exploration.


Last stop: Moni village. The Weavers of Tradition

As you enter this small but very unique village of Naxos which is located right in the middle of the island, you cannot stop wondering whether you have taken a trip back to time. The women of Moni are weavers and you can see them weaving on their wooden looms, the same way Penelope, the queen of Ithaca, was weaving thousands of years ago as she was waiting her king Odysseus to return from Troy.

*Entrance fees to museums and elsewhere are not included in the price.