Countryside hike among villages & Byzantine churches in Naxos


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

  • Hike through the natural wonders of Tragea Valley.
  • Hike through 5 different villages
  • Visit Byzantine churches dating from the 6th century AD.
  • Use the ancient paths connecting five different villages.
  • Visit a local distillery, a folklore museum and an olive press factory.
  • Enjoy a delicious meal at the end of the hike(optional).
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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 us 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.There you will make a stop at the old Olive press factory. In this atmospheric space, you will discover the way in which olive oil was produced a hundred years ago.Then 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 at 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 (optional meal).

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  1. Meeting time (Halki) Church of Panagia Protothronos 09.00
  2. Hike through 5 different villages! Visit the local distillery, folklore museum and olive press factory. 09.00– 13.00
  3. Optional Meal in traditional taverna (Halki village) or free time in the village 13.15 – 14.00
  • DISTANCE: 8 km / 5 miles
  • SUN EXPOSURE: 60% of the path
  • ALTITUDE: 458m / 1502.62 ft
  • ASCEND: 448 m / 1469.82 ft
  • DESCEND: 448 m / 1469.82 ft
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What's Included


  • 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
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Additional Information

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)


  • Light hiking shoes or hiking boots
  • Small backpack
  • Comfortable clothes (preferably quick-drying material: cotton or polycotton not denim)
  • Waterproof jacket/membrane (for the rainy days)
  • Hat
  • Sunglasses, sunblock
  • Your own personal water bottle. As part of our environmental policy and actions, we are committed to eliminating the use of plastic water bottles.
  • Hiking poles (optional)

Participation requirements

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

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