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The Medieval Castle

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The Medieval Castle

per person
Private Tours only
1-3 persons: from 80€
4-8 persons: from 40€

Naxos’ towering castle holds many fascinating secrets. Embark on a storytelling tour that will take you back to an era where conquerors, empires, castles and pirates shaped history. The medieval castle of Naxos Town unveils a world of forgotten times with Latin conquerors held the island after the 13th century. Discover how some of the castle’s buildings are still being used and how its fortifications protected the city. Centuries after the Ancient Greeks had shaped their destiny by taking advantage of several strategic spots on the island, such as the Naxian Castle and the Temple of Apollo, the Latin occupiers followed in their footsteps.





Total duration

3 hours

Departure Time

Approximately 9:00 AM

Dress Code

Comfortable clothing and shoes


• Certified guide/narrator

• Visits to all key points in castle

 All taxes

Not Included

 Personal expenses


  • Destination
  • Departure Time
    Please arrive by 9:15 AM for a prompt departure at 9:30 AM.
  • Dress Code
    Casual. Comfortable athletic clothing, hiking shoes, hat and warm jacket.
Starting time
i) Morning tour at 9:00 a.m. ii) Evening tour : three hours before sunset time
Meeting point
Naxos town by the Port area
Starting point
By the port area
Points of interest
Medieval Castle, Ursuline School, Castle Cathedral, Crispi Tower, Apollo Temple
Ending point
By the port area
Complimentary meal
Returning time
12:00 p.m. (morning tour), after sunset (evening tour)

Tour Location

The medieval castle of Naxos is located on a hill very close to the island’s port. It contains the remains of the towers and the wonderful mansions around them which were built over the remains of the ancient acropolis that had been laid to ruins by the incessant pirate raids. This labyrinthine settlement of great architectural and historical significance was the administrative and educational center of the island and unlike other castles, is inhabited till today.

Useful Information

  • When can we hike:  From April to November, you book your tour the most convenient date of your trip. We recommend the most suitable starting time regarding the hike’s duration and the weather conditions (temperature, wind, etc).
  • Transportation:  As long as we must follow COVID-19 health protocols, transfer from your accommodation and return back, can be arranged from us with an extra cost. Transfers are conducted by taxi or a minivan.
  • Food & Drink: We recommend that you have a good breakfast at your hotel prior to the tour. We provide bottle water, bio refreshment and snacks of local products. We also provide a complementary meal in some of our tours. Experience – Preparation: No hiking experience is required, however you should be in good physical condition and have no hindering medical issues; you should also carry with you any medication might have been prescribed. Hiking shoes or training shoes (e.g. running shoes) are required in the hikes. Generally, hiking/training shoes are recommended. Preferably you should have a backpack. Hats and sun-protection lotion are always necessary, long sleeve t-shirts are preferred. Inform us about allergies, injuries or any other health issues that need to be attended.
  • Safety: Naxos Trekking tours are designed with participant’s safety in mind. Participants are given individual attention. Our guides have long hiking experience and are fully First Aid and CPR certified. During any given tour, a Medical Associate from Diagnostiki Naxou is always on standby duty for any medical or other emergencies. If you are over 70 years or if you had a recent medical issue, please be sure that you have already consulted your doctor, prior to your booking arrangement.

Terms & Conditions

These conditions are valid from 1.6.2016 These Terms and Conditions govern the relationship between you (the Guest) and us, Naxos Trekking (the Company). By booking a tour, you agree to be bound by these Terms and Conditions. They outline, among other points, our cancellation policy and certain limitations of liability. These terms affect your rights to sue forum, and jurisdiction; please be sure to carefully read these terms and make sure you understand your rights and obligations and our rights and obligations. PARTICIPANTS Naxos Trekking reserves the right to refuse participation prior to or during a trip to any individual whose behavior and/or attitude interfere with the general enjoyment and well-being of other tour members and if anyone, participant or Naxos Trekking staff, is endangered by this individual. In case any of the above mentioned happens Naxos Trekking will not be liable to refund or pay any compensations as such. In no case Naxos Trekking is liable to refund for unused services. BOOKING Every customer can choose the date of the hike/tour and the hiking route. Naxos Trekking will confirm the inquiry and will inform about the availability. Every customer should provide correct information at the booking form. When the booking is complete and the deposit is received, the customer will receive a payment confirmation email. RATES All rates are quoted in Euro and include all the taxes. Rates are subject to changes without notice. Clients with a confirmed booking will not pay the difference in case of price increase, Naxos Trekking will not refund in case of price reduction. Gratuity, personal expenses or personal insurance is not included in the rates. Admission to museums and archaeological sites requires an extra cost and it is included in the rates. PAYMENT POLICY An advance full payment of the hike/tour is necessary to book the hike/tour of your preference, paid via Bank money transfer, Paypal or via Credit card. CREDIT CARDS accepted: Visa, Mastercard. IBAN: GR 27 0140 6200 6200 0200 2013 750 In case you cancel your booking, cancellation fees are as follows: CANCELLATION POLICY
  • 50% of the total cost of the hike/tour will be refunded, if we are informed: more than 1 week before the hiking date in Low Season more than 2 weeks before the hiking date in High Season
  • In case of last minute cancellation (within 48 hours from your tour), non show, not arrive on time on the meeting point, or non complete route on client’s request, the payment is not refunded. Low season: 1st of April to 30th of June & 1st of September to 30th of November High season: 1st of July to 31st of August
  • In case of cancellation due to weather conditions or reasons that concern Naxos Trekking Company, your payment will be fully refunded.
The refunds will be made to your credit card or your bank account except credit card fees or bank fees. TRAVEL INSURANCE For your protection, Naxos Trekking strongly recommends the purchase of travel insurance. Travel insurance provides you with trip cancellation/interruption, travel delay, medical expenses, emergency assistance, baggage and baggage delay coverages to protect your financial investment. Medical coverage purchased with your policy will also satisfy our requirement for health insurance. Please ensure that you purchase additional cover for activities or excursions not covered by the standard policy. Please note that insurance provided by credit card companies and banks often has limited cover. Please check that the cover provided by such a policy complies with this condition. PHOTOGRAPHS, VIDEOS ETC. Any film, sound, video or other recordings taken by guest during the activity will not be used in any production, or advertising, or any other professional purposes without prior consent of Naxos Trekking. However, Naxos Trekking reserves the right to take photographic or video records of any of its tours, including guests, and to use any such photographic or video records for promotional and commercial purposes, unless otherwise instructed by the guest. PRIVACY POLICY Naxos Trekking is considering the importance of your privacy. The information you provide is used to fulfill your specific request and is kept secure. Only authorized employees (who have agreed to keep information confidential) have access to this information. Naxos Trekking will definitely not sell, rent, loan, trade or otherwise transfer any personal information to any third party.   TAKING PART IN THE TOUR CONSTITUTES YOUR ACCEPTANCE OF THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS SET OUT HEREIN. PARTICIPATION IN THE TOURS BY A PERSON WHO IS NOT YET 18 YEARS OLD INDICATES THAT A PARENT OR LEGAL GUARDIAN HAS ALSO READ AND CONSENTED TO THIS WAIVER.