Our best selling experience provides a great opportunity to meet the locals, be immersed into the authentic Naxian life, make cheese, taste homemade delicacies, go on a vineyard tour, taste delicious local wines and learn about wine making in the island of Dionysus, the God of wine!
In a small cheese farm located deep into mainland Naxos, you’ll get a taste of what locals all over Naxos really do in their everyday lives and how the renowned Naxian cheeses are made.
You will get to taste all kinds of local goodies made with products taken from the farm, drink the owner’s house wine and exchange life experiences over the family table.
In this hands-on, off the beaten path experience, you’ll get to meet lovely farmers, feed the farm animals, observe and help the owners make the “arseniko” signature cheese.
Next up, a beautiful, family-run vineyard, where the owner will welcome you and show you around his dear vines while commenting on terroir, indigenous varieties and traditional vs modern methods of wine making during a 20-30min vineyard tour.
Then, the passionate and deeply knowledgeable wine maker will guide you through an intimate tasting of five different local wines, paired with more Naxian cheese, including the famous “graviera”.
In the mostly dry and arid climate of the Cyclades, Naxos presents a big exception as well as a big surprise just waiting to be discovered. With its forests, rivers, waterfalls, olive groves, marble quarries, vineyards and livestock, this is the largest and most fertile island in the Cyclades. Naxos has always been gifted with abundance and is deeply appreciated by those who value the blessed land and all its produce, the authenticity of warm-hearted people and a strong folklore element.
Relish the opportunity to explore the island that keeps people coming back for more. With history that dates back thousands of years and continues throughout modern times, as well as a plethora of myths to feed the imagination, it’s no wonder why Naxos has loyal fans all over the world.