What to do in Naxos with Kids?
Naxos is a wonderful island to visit when on vacation in Greece. Whether visiting as a day trip from Mykonos, or for a week of fun in the sun, there’s plenty for all the family to see and do. Here are our suggestions for some things to do in Naxos with kids.
If your idea of the perfect vacation is to simply spend time on the beaches and enjoy that lovely Greek sun, you’ve got a lot of choice in Naxos island! Agia Anna, Plaka, and Mikri Vigla beaches are all great suggestions, with dozens more waiting for you to discover. Some have sheltered calm bays, and others are more exposed to the wind, making them ideal for water sports such as kite surfing and windsurfing. Hire a car for a day or two and visit the more remote beaches. Going to the beach is surely one of your favorite things to do on Naxos with the kids!
Sightseeing Tours on Naxos
Whilst it might be tempting to spend as much time on the beach as you can, there is a lot more to see in Naxos! One of the best ways to visit the highlights of the island is during our private family sightseeing tour. Not only do you have the company of an expert local guide to drive and show you around the island, but you can also adjust the itinerary. This means that we can include your specific interests such as visiting a farm, a traditional village, or a place you’ve heard about through a friend. This private tour is a nice choice for people visiting the island for only a day or two because it covers many places with an expert local for commentary and guidance. Find out more here about our Naxos family sightseeing tour.
If you would like to learn more about local traditions and see a different side of the island, we also recommend our Naxos Panoramio Tour. During this tour, your family will discover the villages of Filoti, Apeiranthos, Kaloxylos & Chalki with your guide and cook & taste some of the most famous Greek-Naxian dishes, a Greek coffee with dessert and visit a traditional distillery of the famous Naxian citron liqueur.
Arts & Crafts
Consider doing something different during your time in Naxos and book a family mosaic workshop. The Kids Love Greece Naxos Mosaic Experience welcomes young artists in a beautiful medieval monastery in Sangri village where they will explore their creativity by making a unique artwork with mosaic. You can choose to create your own design and drawings or copy a design from an existing range of ancient and Byzantine mosaics. The workshop will start with an introduction on the various methods, approaches and possibilities of mosaic making and the use of tools, cutting and grouting. During this four-hour workshop, your family will also learn more about classic and contemporary mosaic making.
Family Food Tasting Tour
During our Following Traditions in Naxos you will visit a traditional Naxian bakery, learn how to prepare a local pie and watch the procedure of baking in a traditional wooden oven. This experience also includes a picnic with 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 you will choose from the bakery.
Who wouldn’t want to combine the fun of a walking tour in Naxos town with a food tasting?! During this walking tour, you will discover the streets of Naxos town, sampling locally made cheeses and other goodies along the way. There is also a chance to taste a traditionally prepared lamb or fish dish depending on the season. Why will the kids love this food tour in Naxos? Tell them you will all be visiting a candy specialist who will show you all how candy is made!Check availability
Family Cooking Class
Break up your vacation with a family cooking class. This type of activity is a nice change from a constant dose of beaches and ancient sites and is a fun way to meet some locals and discover more about Greek food. We offer family cooking classes in Naxos in several villages.
The Organic Table in Naxos is a hands-on family experience in which you will prepare three traditional courses. You will create a starter, some delicious appetizers, a traditional pie, the main dish, and dessert. The menu also includes a salad, bread, a variety of Naxian cheeses and local wine. For the main dish, you will be using freshly cut seasonal vegetables. Through this lesson, you and your family will learn the many culinary secrets of the Naxian cuisine and at the end enjoy a delicious meal together.
Family Vacations in Naxos
If you would like to add Naxos on your Greek vacation itinerary, Kids Love Greece is here to help. We specialize in providing families with unique and fun experiences throughout Greece, whether through single tours or by organizing an entire vacation package. You’ll see a ‘chat with us’ button on the screen. If you’re curious to find out more, send us a message, and we’ll get back to you.
Kids will love
- The wonderful sandy beaches with shallow waters
Parents will love
- The landscape
- The marble gate in Naxos harbor, the most famous recognizable landmark of the island.
Best season to visit
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