A Riverbank Adventure

A Riverbank Adventure

Get to see two traditional villages, hike into a hidden oasis of lush ravines, streams, lagoons, abandoned water mills, and old settlements

April 1-October 31
3,5 hrs
A Riverbank Adventure
Price from €95


You’ll start your hike at Kinidaros, a scenic village nestled amid marble quarries towering over it. At one time or another, most of the village men have been quarrymen but Kinidaros is famous for a completely different trait: Music! For the Kinidaros locals music comes first. Most of them are skilled musicians, everyone plays an instrument (or two or three), and everyone keeps the Cycladic folk music tradition alive and well.

You’ll leave Kinidaros behind to walk on a dirt trail which gives you the opportunity to gaze at the awesome marble quarries from a distance. The dirt trail turns into a cobblestoned path that takes you all the way down to the river. The views of the nearby mountains as they blend with the deep blue of the Aegean, the lush greenery that awaits you below, the path itself which actually traverses a small ravine cannot be beaten.

As soon as you reach the riverbanks, the landscape changes completely. The 18th-century, double-arch, stone bridge known as Mill of Hadji stands guard over everything and once you’ve walked past it towards the riverbank, you’ll notice the difference: the air is cooler, shady spots abound, and vegetation is rioting next to abandoned watermills, lagoons, and small waterfalls, while crabs and water turtles make their way at the water’s edge next to oleander bushes and plane trees.

A little later, the trail takes you past the serene, small, country church of Aghios Georgios in the fertile Lagada area and a majestic four-arch water mill. You continue making your way surrounded by plane trees and reed beds until you reach the 18th-century tower of the Pradouna Elders. At that point, you enter the traditional farm settlement of Mesa Geitonia.

Last, the trail takes you to Eggares, an old, quiet farming village in the embrace of a fertile plain where you’ll have the chance to visit one of Naxos’s oldest remaining olive mills: recently renovated, the Eggares Olive Press dates back to at least the late 1800s when it pressed locally-grown olives for the village community. At Eggares, we’ll share a great, leisurely meal at one of the village’s best traditional tavernas.

Then our transport will take you back to your accommodations!

Meeting time ****(pick-up transfer from your accommodations)
9.30 - 12.00
Visit το the local Olive Press Museum
12.00 - 12.15
Enjoy delicious meal
12.15 - 12.45
Transfer back to your accommodations


  • Convenient roundtrip transportation to and from your hotel.
  • Get to see two, picturesque, traditional villages and experience local life.
  • Explore the tranquil side of Naxos with its stunning riverbank, lush vegetation, wildlife, lagoons, and small waterfalls .
  • Visit one of Naxos’s oldest remaining olive mills dating back to the late 1800s.
  • Enjoy a delicious meal at the end of your hike.
7,1 km / 4.4 mi
448 m / 1469 ft
+183 m / +600 ft
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- 541m / -1774ft
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General Info

3,5 hrs
April 1-October 31


Participation requirements

  • Ages 12+
  • Basic physical condition

Tour inclusions

  • English speaking Trekking Hellas Guide
  • First aid kits and other necessary equipment
  • Local Transportation
  • Snack
  • Meal (family style)
  • Liability insurance

Tour exclusions

  • What is not mentioned above
  • Gratuities


A Riverbank Adventure

Get to see two traditional villages, hike into a hidden oasis of lush ravines, streams, lagoons, abandoned water mills, and old settlements

Price from €95



Starting time

The exact pick-up-and-drop–off  times will be sent to guests, the day before the tour - it will be  approximately at 08.30 (depending on the location of your accommodations), and the tour will start at 09.30.

Private Departures

This tour can be operated on a private basis on request.

Other languages available (besides English): Russian.

What should I bring with me

What is listed above in Equipment section

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