- Ages between 12 - 75 years old
- Good physical condition
- ACTIVE PERIOD
- April - October
- DIFFICULTY LEVEL
- 4 hrs
- MINIMUM PARTICIPANTS
This hike will take you up to the top of the most popular mountain in the Cycladic island cluster: Mount Zas!
Once you reach the peak, there are many things to be proud of! Not only will you be at the highest point in the Cyclades ( 1003 m / 3290 ft), but you’ll have hiked to the summit of the mountain where Zeus, Father and King of the Olympian Gods, was raised. That is the reason why the mountain was named after Zeus (Zas in Naxos’ local dialect).
This pleasant hike of moderate difficulty begins at the small country church of Agia Marina at Danakos village. The trail you’ll be following is exactly the same trail people have been following to the top of the mountain since ancient times. As you hike up, you will encounter the fascinating 4th-century BC inscription carved on a rock: “ΟΡΟΣ ΔΙΟΣ ΜΗΛΩΣΙΟΥ.'' What does the inscription say? Come with us and find out how mythology blends with history!
You’ll start walking up a dirt trail flanked by the signature vegetation of the Cyclades. Higher up, it gradually becomes a jagged limestone path that’ll take you to the craggy summit of mighty Zeus.
The vast blue of the Aegean Sea will accompany you along the way, while the view of the neighboring Cycladic islands is breathtaking. When you’re at the top, the 360 degree view is worthy of the Gods: plains and green slopes, small villages and tiny, whitewashed country churches (how many can you count?) as far as the eye can see .
Once you reach the top, you’ll spend some time taking photos and having delicious traditional treats. After you take in all the beauty, you start on your way back! At the end of your hike you'll enjoy a delicious traditional picnic, under the shade of the trees!
The hike to the peak of Mount Zas never disappoints. It’s actually a hike you’re not likely to forget. Do join us for this epic hike and discover unspoiled, pristine Naxos off the beaten track.
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)
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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.
This tour can be operated on a private basis on request.
Other languages available (besides English): Russian.
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