Inland hike among picturesque villages - Kouroi statues, Apano Kastro

Inland hike among picturesque villages - Kouroi statues, Apano Kastro

Hike through three different villages, while exploring the antiquities along the way. Visit a local distillery and enjoy a traditional meal at the end of a great day!

April - October
4,5 hrs
Inland hike among picturesque villages - Kouroi statues, Apano Kastro
Price from €125


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!

Convenient Pick-up Transfer service from your hotel / accommodation. Time to be announced to guest(s) one day before the tour.
09.00 – 13.15
Visit local distillery
13.15 – 13.30
Enjoy delicious meal
13.30 - 14.15
Transfer back to your accommodations


  • Convenient roundtrip transportation to & from your hotel
  • Pass by three different picturesque villages and get to know local life.
  • Walk on ancient marble paths.
  • Visit the Kouroi of Flerio.
  • Visit the ruins of an ancient Venetian castle.
  • Visit a local distillery .
  • Enjoy a delicious meal at the end of the hike.
7.56 km / 4.6m
431m / 1414.04 ft
+479m / 1571.52 ft
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-395m / 1295.93 ft
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General Info

4,5 hrs
April - October


Participation requirements

  • Ages 12 years and above
  • 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

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


Inland hike among picturesque villages - Kouroi statues, Apano Kastro

Hike through three different villages, while exploring the antiquities along the way. Visit a local distillery and enjoy a traditional meal at the end of a great day!

Price from €125



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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