- Ages 12 years and above
- Basic physical condition
- ACTIVE PERIOD
- April - October
- DIFFICULTY LEVEL
- 4,5 hrs
- MINIMUM PARTICIPANTS
For those who wish to get to know Naxos up close and personal, this is the perfect hike. Start your day with a convenient hotel pick-up transfer, to the starting point of your hike.
Imagine this: you’re already hiking under the shade of plane trees and citrus groves around you. Suddenly, just a few minutes into your hike, flat on the ground, there’s a kouros, a gigantic statue of a male youth, sculpted in ancient times. A few minutes later, you come upon another one! Why are those statues there and why have they been abandoned? Discover the answers on the spot!
Right across from the Kouros statues, you can view the ancient and the modern marble quarries. They whisper the story of Naxos’ age-old relationship with marble. You move on, hiking from village to village, using the old footpaths which, for centuries, have connected the small whitewashed picturesque villages between them.
Once you reach Ano Potamia, you’ll stop to refresh yourself at the village’s water fountain. This is where the uphill part of our hike takes you to Apano Kastro and the ruins of a Venetian citadel where the view is simply spectacular: the valley of Tragea sprawling below you; the infinite blue of the Aegean sea blending with the horizon; and the lunar–like landscapes interrupted by the surrounding villages nestled in lush greenery.
As you walk downhill, you ’ll first reach the scenic village of Tsikalario and end your hike at Halki, a gem village that boasts remarkable samples of neoclassical architecture.
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.
Our transport will transfer you back to your accommodations!
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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