Philema Food Tours
a mouthful of Naxos
Join our unique food & culture activities and get ready for some truly unforgettable experiences that you and your loved ones will cherish forever.
A mouthful of Naxos

As you probably know already, gastronomy is a huge chapter in the Greek tradition. Starting from the ancient times up until today’s Greece, food has always been a factor of good health, a token of love, a means of pleasure, representing so much more than just a necessity.

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.

With a vast coastline, mountains and gorges, plains and farmlands, beautiful secluded beaches and more than 40 villages and settlements, each one with its own character, cultural and culinary traditions, you will quickly understand that there is good reason why Naxos has gained such popularity over the recent years. Even before becoming well-known abroad, Naxos was a synonym for good food among Greek people.

From North to South, East to West, Naxos integrates countless treasures and numerous different worlds that can't be explored in a single day. However, you can rest assured that whether you opt for our full-day tours or shorter visits to the exclusive destinations we have in store for you, we'll make sure that you learn everything you want to know about the island and enjoy an unforgettable experience that will remain etched in your mind forever.

Trust Philema Food Tours to guide you in your journey through the most interesting folklore and culinary landmarks of this beautiful island, in private food & culture activities, carefully planned to the last detail to suit your style and preferences. Escape the crowds and enjoy Naxos at your own pace. Go off the beaten path and get to know local life behind the scenes. Learn about the island’s traditions and character from real-life people and enjoy being immersed into the local culture.

Food & Culture Tours
half-day tour
Cheese & Wine Trails

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!

half-day tour
Olive Oil Routes

A delicious tribute to one of nature's most precious gifts, one that has been offered to the island of Naxos with abundance. Another important yet unsung reflection of the local culture.

half-day tour
Kids first

Here with the family? Looking for a kids friendly activity that your children will cherish forever? Interested in a hands-on, cheese-making experience? How about adding a pottery workshop, a generous ice cream tasting and candy shop visit to make sure they’re still interested?
In this tour your kids will literally get the first bite and we couldn’t be happier to see them smile!

half-day tour
Naxian Spirits

Care for a fun and informative tour that focuses on exploring what alcoholic goodies Naxos has to offer? Ever heard of the renowned “Kitron”? Feeling adventurous enough to taste traditional strong alcohol? Enjoy the chance to visit two century old distilleries and learn a different side of the island’s history!

half-day tour
Mainland delicacy discovery

In this sweet and salty experience you will be taken deep in Mainland Naxos and introduced to two more backbones of Naxian self-sufficiency. A delicious opportunity to be immersed in nature, meet the locals, taste their goodies and learn why they think this island is so mesmerizing!

half-day tour
Wine Tour

To all the wine and hike lovers out there, this tour is just for you! Join this unique wine experience and enjoy the chance to tour around Naxos in the company of a highly knowledgeable, local wine maker and explore different terroirs and wine making techniques.

half-day tour
Traditional Cooking Class

A unique 4 hour traditional cooking experience that takes place in a cheese farm. Enjoy the chance to visit a young couple of farmers in their farm, located on a hilltop with great views to the sea as well as to the farming lands of southwest Naxos.

half-day tour
Munch Around Naxos Town

A pinch of history and a taste of Naxian culinary delights in a stroll around Hora’s main sites and mouthwatering locations.

full-day tour
All the Marble

Naxian marble, renowned for its excellent quality ever since the ancient times, is a huge chapter in local life and economy, shaping characters and leaving a folklore imprint that is seen and felt throughout the island.

full-day tour
Northern Beauty, Wild & Delicious

Stories untold and corners unseen. Let us help you explore the least explored and experience Greek tradition in its purest form. Discover the wild beauty of the less known but equally beautiful northern side of Naxos.

full-day tour
Cheese, Wine & Highlights

You asked, we delivered!
Our most popular experience is now offered in combination with a full day highlights tour of the mainland.

Why Philema

Local Knowledge

There is no better way to get to know a place than exploring it with a local. Trust our travel designers and escorts, benefit from all the tantalizing details and inside information and see Naxos through our eyes.

Exclusive Experiences

Go off the beaten path, meet the locals and immerse yourselves into the authentic Naxian hospitality. Enjoy your time away from crowds and offer a truly meaningful experience to your loved ones.

Tailor-made Activities

At Philema Food Tours, we believe that no two travelers are the same. Feel free to contact us and let us help you design your personal experience, based on your own style and preferences.

Innovative Services

We are always at work to come up with more ways to promote the island’s identity and potential. Explore the island through a variety of "first-time-in-Naxos" tours and special events that we have prepared for you.

Responsible Tourism

We take the values of sustainable tourism to heart and pride ourselves in having the principles of respect and appreciation towards the environment, the traditions of our birthplace and the dignity and wellbeing of our associates, right at the core of our mode of operations.

Covid-19 Safe

Health and safety are of paramount importance to the execution of our tours and events. Please have a look here and see what measures we are taking to make sure you enjoy a safe and comfortable experience.