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One of the experiences topping the must-do list when on Naxos is joining one of the many sail boat tours offered by local companies. Tour programs vary, but very often include swimming in secluded coves, visiting nearby islands (such as the whitewashed Paros) and beaches, snorkelling, and stopping for lunch at a scenic waterside location somewhere in or around Naxos. Captain Panos Sailing Day Tours +30 697 353 7424 www.captainpanos.com Naxos Sailing Tours +30 694 435 5717 www.naxossailing.com
Do & See
Whether it is beach relaxation, active pursuits, ancient ruins, or even museums that you're looking for — Naxos has it all. Sites of particular interest include the gate-shaped Portara, Venetian Kastro, the beautiful hiking trails inland (towards the village of Halki, containing the historic Vallindras citrus distillery), and the island's sparse (yet present) archaeological sites.