Get ready to experience the heartland of Naxos through our culturally themed walking tours and unravel the island’s secrets from a local perspective.
As nature lovers and experts on our island’s culture, history and traditional way of
life, we’ve designed several enlightening guided walking tours that offer a unique
perspective about the fascinating heritage of Naxos. The tours will tempt your
curiosity, appeal to your emotions and bring you face to face with life’s universal
values, enriching your travel experience and providing meaningful interaction with the local culture and people.
We’ll be enjoying ourselves and having fun at a comfortable, leisurely pace while we convey our very special insights about our island that remains unique to us. To
achieve this, we designed these tours with deeper messages and surprising historical facts that will engage you in an insightful and almost emotional way, against a backdrop of impressive Cycladic island landscapes and nature. We’ll also be linking the past to the present, touching on inherited traditions to show how they appear in today’s way of life on the island.
Our team adheres to the principles of ecotourism, supports sustainable development and embraces responsible travel. We remain loyal to our promise to protect our planet and wildlife, fauna and flora, as well as our local communities. We’re fully committed to highlighting natural attractions and unveiling the hidden significance of our magical historical sites. Lastly, we’ll be pointing out some local folk customs and behaviors in an entertaining yet informative manner that will also touch on key topics such as ecology and culture.
Yiota Margariti, Geologist
Geologist and Certified Guide Yiota Margariti is the cofounder of Naxos Trekking
Geologist and teacher Yiota Margariti loves her work as an educator. It is during the warmer months however where her passion for unveiling the best of her island through hiking and storytelling awakens. Yiota is officially recognized as a certified interpretation guide who can engagingly convey the culture, heritage and history of Naxos to visitors. She was born and raised on the island, returning to it as an adult after many years of studying and working in the capital.
One of Yiota’s most endearing and appreciated talents is her love for exploring all the hidden treasures of the island and teasing out the secrets of its complex, multifaceted history. She transmits her fascinating insights to people, with particular focus on the local way of life.
To this end, Yiota joined forces with other individuals -Tasos, Spiros, Evangelia, Ritsa, Leo, Christina – in creating what is known in Greece as a Social Cooperative, whose aim is to serve local interests, promote employment, further social cohesion and encourage development. “We promote sectors, such as culture, environment protection, ecology, education, utility services, local products, traditional activities and crafts, and more” says Yiota, when asked to explain what this noble organization is about.