Hike to the top of the Cyclades - Mount Zas

Hike to the top of the Cyclades - Mount Zas

Hike the ancient trail to the top of the Cyclades and enjoy the infinite blue of the Aegean Sea and the breathtaking view of the neighboring islands.

April - October
4 hrs
Hike to the top of the Cyclades - Mount Zas
Price from €85


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.

Meeting time (Agia Marina Chapel)
Hike to the top of the Cyclades
09.00– 11.00
Short break to enjoy the view and traditional snack/treat
11.00 – 11.30
Hike down the mountain
11.30 – 12.30
Enjoy traditional picnic
12.30 - 13.00


  • Hike to the top of the Cyclades.
  • Conquer the highest mountain of the island where God Zeus was raised.
  • Gaze upon the 360-degree view over Naxos, the Aegean Sea, and neighboring islands.
  • Hike the ancient trail used since antiquity.
  • Enjoy the breathtaking views all along the way to the top.
  • Enjoy a delicious traditional picnic at the end of your hike.
6 km / 3.7 m
1003 meters / 3290 ft
391 meters / 1282 ft
graph arrow decrease icon
391 meters / 1282 ft
  • DSC 9390Site Gallery
  • DSC 2032Site Gallery (1)
  • 5Site Gallery
  • 12Site Gallery
  • 2Site Gallery
  • 11Site Gallery
  • 6Site Gallery
  • 20 (3)Site Gallery
  • 10Site Gallery
  • 20 (2)Site Gallery
  • 24Site Gallery
  • 22Site Gallery
  • 1 (2)Site Gallery
  • 25Site Gallery
  • Dscn4051site Gallery
  • 21Site Gallery
  • 8 (2)Site Gallery
  • 9Site Gallery
  • 4 (2)Site Gallery
  • 1Site Gallery
  • 16Site Gallery
  • 19Site Gallery
  • 15Site Gallery
  • 7Site Gallery
  • 13Site Gallery
  • 14Site Gallery
  • 18Site Gallery
  • 3Site Gallery

General Info

4 hrs
April - October


Participation requirements

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

Tour inclusions

  • English speaking Trekking Hellas Guide
  • First aid kits and other necessary
  • equipment
  • Snack
  • Traditional picnic
  • Liability insurance

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
  • Local Transportation (optional, can be added during booking process)
  • Gratuities


Hike to the top of the Cyclades - Mount Zas

Hike the ancient trail to the top of the Cyclades and enjoy the infinite blue of the Aegean Sea and the breathtaking view of the neighboring islands.

Price from €85



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

Other activities you may like

trekking icon

Inland hike among picturesque villages - Kouroi statues, Apano Kastro

4,5 hrs

trekking icon

Countryside hike among villages & Byzantine churches

4,5 hrs


Be the first to know about Trekking Hellas updates! Sign up for our newsletter.

By registering I automatically agree to the Terms of Use.