The Divora series continues around the world.
A priceless opportunity to visit and experience one of the most beautiful (and least travelled) islands on the Cyclades in Greece: Naxos.
I have personally spent an incredible week there long ago, and have vowed to return ever since. My good friend and Greek citizen Adonis and his family, often travel to Naxos and agree with me about it's authenticity and beauty (and its delicious culinary opportunities!). He has partnered with me to be my eyes and ears and local expert on Naxos, to which I am grateful.
I am exited to announce that the very first DivoraNAXOS is open for business and eager to show you the local ins and outs of this stunning Greek island!
Overall impressions about the beautiful island of Naxos:
Naxos is an impressive island. It is part of the same group of islands of which the more famous Mykonos is a part of (the Cyclades), but it continues to maintain it's independence form the neighboring party scenes and high roller lifestyle. Naxos is a big island, with the most fertile land amongst all islands. Mt Zeus (the tallest mountain on any Greek island - 3,300 feet) helps trap clouds on the north side, dumping plenty of rain onto the rich soils which, in turn, spread over the vast plantations of vegetables, olive and citrus trees. The south shore is more dry, allowing for dramatic desert-like landscapes and imposing cliffs on the Mediterranean. Naxos has a beautiful balance of wet (north) and dry (south) which has allowed for millennia of experience in the world of cultivating and herding (it has been continuously inhabited since 4000BC and continues to hold onto it's rich traditions and laid back, sloooooow paces lifestyle). The island is well known for it's endemic lemon species as well as it's local sheep's cheese, not to mention the delicious bounty of fish provided by the fish Mediterranean waters. Esthetically, there is plenty of opportunity for exploration of the tiny old churches and monasteries in the island's mysteriously beautiful interior (as well as the iconic windmills). The beaches are some of the most beautiful in the group of islands, with far fewer people competing for space. A true unexplored gem!
I am excited to explore the island and it's traditions and scenery with you!
Join us for 2019's special location: The Island of Naxos, Greece
May 15 - May 22, 2019
$2500 per person for double occupancy
$2800 for single private room for one
Your own personalized travel journal for you to record your thoughts and experiences
Transportation to and from your point on entry into Naxos
A beautiful and traditional private home for your entire stay
Excursions around the island for archaeology, history and culinary experiences with your very own local chaperone
3 dinners and 3 lunches included, with opportunities for you to choose food locations on your own, too
A stocked home filled with local foods and beverages upon your arrival
Documentary photography of our time together so nothing is lost to memory
4 travelers minimum
$1500 due per person, with contract, to reserve your seat
Balance due no later than January 15th, 2019
Safe and secure online contract signing and credit/debit card payments (gain points or miles in the meantime!)