Countryside hike among villages & Byzantine churches

Countryside hike among villages & Byzantine churches

Hike through five different villages, visit a local distillery, a folklore museum and enjoy a traditional meal (optional meal) at the end of a great day!

April - October
4,5 hrs
Countryside hike among villages & Byzantine churches
Price from €70


The hike takes a route through small and picturesque traditional villages and areas of unrivaled natural beauty. You'll start and end your hike at Halki, a gem village which boasts samples of remarkable neoclassical architecture.

You'll be leaving Halki behind as you hike through the scenic valley of Tragea, dotted with Byzantine churches different in architectural style and from various eras, some decorated with outstanding frescoes. You ’ll hike through the area’s olive, fig, and citrus groves to reach Panagia Drosiani, one of the Balkans’ oldest churches. Dating back to the 6th century AD, it’s considered one of Naxos’ most significant Christian monuments.

Halfway into your hike, you’ll be reaching the village of Moni and, after a short break under the shade of the trees, you’ll continue to the scenic small villages of Kaloxylos and Akadimoi. In the heart of the village of Kaloxylos you ll visit the folklore museum where you will have the opportunity to take a step back in time and marvel the rare collections of a bygone age.

From start to finish, you’ll be in the company of Nature: forested landscapes, dirt trails and stone-paved paths, a verdant ravine, clusters of oaks and plane trees, all join forces to make your hike an unforgettable one!

At the end of your hike, you'll visit the local distillery producing Kitron, Naxos’ citrus-based liqueur, to toast life, laughter, new friends, and a day to remember! Your hike ends with a delicious meal at one of the island's best traditional tavernas under the shade of a climbing grapevine.

Join us and experience true Naxos at its best!

Meeting time (Halki)
Hike to the village of Moni . On the way , Short break to enjoy the view and traditional snack/treat
09.00– 11.30
Hike back to Halki, Visit Folklore museum
11.30 – 12.30
Visit local distillery, Optional Meal in traditional taverna (Halki village) or free time in the village
12.30 - 13.30


  • Hike through the natural wonders of Tragea Valley.
  • Visit Byzantine churches dating from the 6th century AD.
  • Use the ancient paths connecting five different villages.
  • Visit a local distillery and a Folklore museum.
  • Enjoy a delicious meal at the end of the hike(optional).
8 km / 5 miles
60% of the path
458m / 1502.62 ft
448 m / 1469.82 ft
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448 m / 1469.82 ft
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General Info

4,5 hrs
April - October


Participation requirements

  • Ages between 12 - 75 years old
  • Basic physical condition

Tour inclusions

  • English speaking Trekking Hellas Guide
  • First aid kits and other necessary equipment
  • Local Transportation (optional, can be added during booking process)
  • Snack
  • Entrance to local distillery and folklore museum
  • Liability insurance
  • Taxes

Pick up points: All hotels or other accommodation types in Chora of Naxos, Glinado, Galanado, Vivlos, Agios Arsenios, Agios Prokopios, Agia Anna, Plaka Beach, Sagkri, Filoti and any location in between those towns. (*For Ano potamia, Melanes,Tsikalario or any location in between those villages a new customized transfer can be arranged upon request)

Tour exclusions

  • What is not mentioned above
  • Gratuities


Countryside hike among villages & Byzantine churches

Hike through five different villages, visit a local distillery, a folklore museum and enjoy a traditional meal (optional meal) at the end of a great day!

Price from €70



Starting time

The starting time of the tour is set at 09.00 for guests who do not wish to use our pick-up service and choose to meet us at the starting point.

For those who choose the pick-up-and-drop–off add-on, the pick-up time will be sent to them the day before the tour - it will be at approximately 08.00 (depending on the location of your accommodations), and the tour will start at 09.00.

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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