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Cheese & Wine Trails provided by Philema Food Tours

Cheese & Wine Trails
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About
In this unique experience, you'll get to see for yourselves how the renowned and delicious Naxian cheese is produced or even participate in the cheese-making process, you'll taste all sorts of local delicacies around the family table while talking with the lovely owners about every day life on the island. Then, you'll be taken to a small yet beautiful vineyard, where the owners will show you around their vines, explaining all you need to know about wine making in the Cyclades, before you sit at the patio to taste several products of the vineyard.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 5h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English, Italian, French
What to expect
  • In this unique experience, you'll get to see for yourselves how the renowned and delicious Naxian cheese is produced or even participate in the cheese-making process, you'll taste all sorts of local delicacies around the family table while talking with the lovely owners about every day life on the island.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 5h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English, Italian, French
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
What to expect
  • In this unique experience, you'll get to see for yourselves how the renowned and delicious Naxian cheese is produced or even participate in the cheese-making process, you'll taste all sorts of local delicacies around the family table while talking with the lovely owners about every day life on the island.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 121760P1
Call +44 12 2492 8241
Important information
Inclusions
  • Lunch
  • Snacks
  • Breakfast
  • Bottled water
  • Alcoholic Beverages
  • Coffee and/or Tea
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • WiFi on board
  • Private transportation
Duration
5h
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • Guests are picked up from their hotel and returned there once the tour is over.
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
  • Not recommended for people with lactose intolerance
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Inclusions
  • Lunch
  • Snacks
  • Breakfast
  • Bottled water
  • Alcoholic Beverages
  • Coffee and/or Tea
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • WiFi on board
  • Private transportation
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • Guests are picked up from their hotel and returned there once the tour is over.
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
5h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
  • Not recommended for people with lactose intolerance
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
What you can expect during your visit
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Face masks provided for travellers
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
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AlleyArch30
Cleveland, OH29 contributions
The best day ever
Sep 2021
The tour allowed us to glimpse the life of the real Naxos. It was the first thing we did when we arrived, and it was all we talked about for our remaining 5 days on Naxos. Do not eat breakfast before you go, as there is a plentiful amount of food throughout. We had the most amazing day with Eleni. We got to hold & feed a 5 day old goat & help make cheese. We drank wine & enjoyed exploring the organic farms of Naxos. It gave us a great appreciation for the work involved. Truly unforgettable.
Written 13 September 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Brittney Einwag
1 contribution
Best tour in Naxos!
Jun 2021 • Couples
We had the absolute best experience on our Cheese & Wine tour with Eleni! She went above and beyond to show us everything we needed to see during our short stay in Naxos. She is very knowledgeable about the island and its history and knows all of the best local spots to visit that we wouldn’t have known about had we toured the island alone. It was such a unique and immersive experience that we will remember for years to come! We highly recommend you take a tour with Eleni during your stay in Naxos!!
Written 1 July 2021
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mehaul11
San Diego, CA210 contributions
Naxian Hospitality
Eleni was a great guide. Communication prior to the tour was prompt and superb. The tour was well thought out and structured. It is a must to understand the “food culture” of Naxos.

Highly recommend the full day full tour.
Written 28 June 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

PsychSP
Austin, TX124 contributions
A must-do for those wanting a truly authentic local experience (+ amazing food and wine!)
Jun 2021
Put simply, there’s a reason this tour is rated 5.0 – it is one of THE best tours we have done anywhere in the world (and we travel internationally several times per year). If you are considering this tour, stop what you’re doing now and book this before it fills up…you will not be sorry!! My extended family of 5 has people of varying generations (from ages 20 to 60), including two picky professors, and we rated all the tours we took in Greece and unanimously gave this tour an A+ (even those of us who are stingy with high grades! )

Eleni, who started this company with the “Philema” name (roughly translated from Greek to mean “highest form of love”) absolutely wants to offer something special, unique, and truly authentic, and she accomplishes her goals with flying colors. Nothing about the tour is “cookie cutter” or can be found with another tour. As a local Naxian, she has curated a tour that gives you a daily glimpse into the lives of locals—accompanied by food and delicious wine.

First, there is a visit to a lovely farm where an adorable, hard-working couple (non-English speaking; Eleni translates so you can communicate with them), Mr. Yannis and Maria, open up their home and kitchen to show you how to make cheese and so you can enjoy Maria’s homemade delights (some of the best food we ate in all of Greece, including a variety of rice and herb-stuffed vegetables, farm fresh eggs, their own homemade feta, “arseniko”, and “mizithra”—all to die for…I’m afraid I won’t be able to appreciate any cheese after having theirs!), home-made tzatziki, cheese and spinach pie, and more. Other highlights include a demonstration of their cheese-making process, a cuddle with their adorable collie, and the opportunity to feed their very enthusiastic goats! Not only was the food amazing but it felt like a real “family” gathering.

Next was a visit to a small vineyard run by a father and son. We have toured many vineyards in the United States and other countries, and Costos (the son) gave us the most engaging tour of his small vineyard, explaining in depth his grandfather’s techniques and all the experimentation (e.g., planting vegetables in between rows of grape vines, creating) he does in order to make the process the best it can be (both for wine taste and for the land itself). His knowledge of all things chemistry and agriculture was incredible, and his passion was infectious—it was one of the best, most informative vineyard tours we had ever taken. After, he let us taste several of his wines (including his own homemade “moonshine”) while we also tasted some veggies from his garden, and had a wonderful time. Like with Maria and Mr. Yannis, we felt like we genuinely got to know Costos and to see a slice of his daily life.

We connected so well with Eleni and Costos (both of whom were such intelligent, passionate, charming individuals who clearly love and appreciate their island) that we later that evening went to try out his wine bar in Naxos (Oinohoros—I highly recommend you stop by for a visit; they have great wines at a reasonable price, and Costas built everything inside himself, which is a marvel to see). Eleni joined us for a drink, and we continued our fun chats from earlier in the day about Greek life, family, relationships, and much more. We learned more about Greek culture from Eleni’s tour that anything else we did during our entire visit!

We cannot thank Eleni, Costas, Maria, and Mr. Yannis for this wonderfully authentic Naxian experience. We will be back!!!
Written 17 June 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Emily M
London, UK3 contributions
One of my favourite experiences of our whole trip!
Sep 2020 • Couples
We booked the munch around Naxos Town tour after a friend recommended the tour and it quickly became a highlight of our entire two week trip to Greece! Eleni is absolutely lovely, incredibly knowledgeable about the area, gave us a great tour of the city and introduced us to some of the yummiest food we had during our trip.

We wandered Old Town and the Venetian Castle, ate at a local taverna, sampled Citron and had the most fabulous cheese and Greek wine tasting. It was like having a meal and drinks with old friends.

Would highly recommend and we would do another tour if/when we come back to Naxos!
Written 29 September 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Gordon Bufton
Scottsdale, AZ69 contributions
A must do while in Naxos
Manos is the best tour guide and driver in all of Greece. If you have an opportunity to experience your tour consider yourself one of the chosen ones.

It will make your trip. I guarantee it.

Gordie Bufton Author of The Connection Effect.
Written 23 September 2020
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Marie G
1 contribution
One of the Highlights of Our Trip
Sep 2019
This tour was absolutely fantastic and I cannot recommend enough! It is great to do at the beginning of your Naxos stay to help you learn more about the island and plan the rest of your days there. I see a number of the other reviews provide details of the day, so I won't repeat, but will just say that it was a lovely experience and one of the highlights of our trip. There are a number of other tours on their website tooEleni is fun and knowledgeable, and has a number of other tours on her website too!
Written 29 October 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Pooja
3 contributions
Absolutely amazing
I can’t give this tour enough praise! My husband and I are both shy but eager to learn about the places we travel. This was everything we could have asked for! We started with lunch and a visit to a local farm where we helped make cheese. The couple who owned it made us feel like family. We cuddled baby sheep and baby goats, ate delicious food, and enjoyed great conversation - despite not speaking Greek and our hosts not speaking English. Our guide, Eleni, made us feel absolutely welcome. Our next step at a winery was picturesque and informative. Along the way, Eleni gave us local history and knowledge we wouldn’t have gotten anywhere else. This is a true gem of Naxos and is well worth your time - trust me!
Written 25 October 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Scott M
5 contributions
Fantastic Cheese and Wine Tasting!
Wow! Eleni did a great job organizing this tour! If you are thinking about it, do it! First, Maria and Yannis are the cheese makers. They have been doing this for many decades in the traditional way. They raise the Goats and sheep, milk them daily, and turn this into several kinds of cheese. The food that Maria cooked is was "traditional Naxos", which is SO much better than "American Greek food"! This was a wonderful experience! Then on to Constantino's winery "Tranampeno" ... What a great history, and explanation of making Naxian wine, in general, and his wines, in particular. Thanks for sharing!
Written 21 October 2019
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Allison Ryan
New Orleans, Louisiana2 contributions
This Tour Made our Trip
Sep 2019
We booked the Cheese & Wine trails the first full day we arrived in Naxos and it was the best decision we could have made for the trip. It may seem a little pricey when you first book it if you don't know what to expect, but it was well worth it. Eleni, the owner, was so knowledgeable, courteous, and professional and really made our trip to the island one to remember.

The entire experience far exceeded my expectations and I wish we could have done one of their tours each day we were there.

They picked us up from our hotel which was nice because you get to try different wines and drinking and driving isn't even an option. The cheese farm owners spoke no English, so Eleni and Manos translated our entire visited -- which was impressive! We ate authentic Greek food straight from the farm and actually got to help make cheese (I thought we'd just be watching). At the winery, we got to try no less than 6 wines (and the pours are way more than a typical tasting so you actually get to taste the wine)!

To give you an idea of what to bring/expect: when we toured the cheese farm and winery I brought my camera and wore flip flops + my husband brought a GoPro. These are locals and they don't mind photography!
Written 1 October 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

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Incredible Tour with Eleni!
Our family of 6 adults spent an incredible 10 hours with Eleni on a custom tour. We didn't know what to expect. I
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Mandatory Naxos Experience
Eleni just blew us away with our custom tour. I can only describe it as the perfect tour. We have been all over Eur
dervdublin
dervdublin
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An unforgettable evening of food & wine in a sunny vineyard - with a most passionate & knowledgeable winemaker
The event : A custom Naxian food & wine pairing evening in a local vineyard, put together by Eleni and her business
daninastoria
daninastoria
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Super sweet Naxos tour
It was late in the season and many tourist related activities had been closed. We took a chance and called Philema
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506walterk
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Culture and Food
We had an amazing experience with Eleni today! She is very personable and her knowledge of the food and culture of
liangtfm
liangtfm
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Perfect Introduction to Naxos
My group of 6 did the food tour with Eleni and she is the type of guide you hope for when you are visiting new plac
Notyouravgtraveler
Notyouravgtraveler
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Book your trip around the Full Moon Wine and Diner at the Vineyard
This tour cemented our love for Naxos. We signed up as strangers and left feeling like family. When I'm asked for G
Slugg0
Slugg0
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A "Must Do" in Naxos
We (myself and 4 adult family members) did a private all day tour of Naxos ("Discovery Tour") with Eleni and her dr
Rmosbeck
Rmosbeck
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Wayyyy more than a food tour!
Thoughtful and fascinating tour with careful, courteous driver and an extremely knowledgeable and personable tour g
StuW911
StuW911
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Great time full moon dinner
We had a fantastic evening with Eleni and her friends. The “ode to the full moon” dinner and wine tasting was intim
xoxoeddy
xoxoeddy
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Great time!
Eleni is a great guide and quite knowledgeable about the island of Naxos. We did the Northern Beauty, Wild & Delici
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lindasC8103GE
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Tour of a lifetime!
This was the greatest travel experience we have encountered.Eleni(our guide, a Naxos native)is articulate, enthusia
gvogle
gvogle
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Wonderful evening food tour of Naxos town
I contacted Eleni and asked if she could do an evening food tour of Naxos town when we got off the ferry. She prom
4onatripNancy
4onatripNancy
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A GREAT way to experience Naxos!!!
What a wonderful day we had with Eleni! Beautiful views, visiting a farm, petting the goats, making cheese, and en
Michael K
Michael K
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A journey into the character of Naxos
“Like being taken around Naxos by one of my girlfriends” ..It wasn’t me who said that (I was there with my wife!)
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