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    Countryside Hiking Tour through the Villages & Byzantine Churches of Naxos

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    Duration:
    4 hrs
    Difficulty:Medium
    Free transfer or meet there
    English
    Small groups:  Up to 10 people
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    Description

    Hike around charming traditional villages and areas of unparalleled natural beauty.
    The journey begins and concludes in Halki, a captivating village showcasing remarkable neoclassical architecture. As you depart from Halki, you will traverse the scenic Tragea valley, where Byzantine churches of distinct architectural styles and varying historical periods are scattered, some decorated with stunning frescoes. Your hike will lead you through the region's olive orchards, fig groves, and citrus farms, arriving at Panagia Drosiani, one of the oldest churches in the Balkans dating back to the 6th century AD. This church is considered to be one of Naxos` most significant Christian monuments. Midway through your trek, you will reach the village of Moni, and after a short break under the trees, you proceed to the charming villages of Kaloxylos and Akadimoi. In the heart of Kaloxylos village, a visit to the folklore museum awaits, allowing you to step back in time and marvel at the rare exhibits from a bygone era.
    During the whole journey you will be embraced by nature! Lush forests, earthy trails, cobblestone pathways, a verdant gorge, and clusters of oak and plane trees , all harmonize to create an unforgettable hiking experience.
    Upon completing your hike, a visit to the local distillery producing Kitron, Naxos` famed citrus-based liqueur, awaits, providing an opportunity to raise a toast to life, laughter, newfound friendships, and a day etched in memory. The hike ends with a delectable meal at one of the island`s finest traditional tavernas, nestled under the cool shade of a climbing grapevine.

    Price list

    • Price per person
      70 Euros

    • Price per person with transportation included
      100 Euros

    Times

    Start time: 9:00 am
    4 hrs
    End time: 1:00 pm
    You need to be at the meeting point 15 minutes before the starting time

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    Complete your booking

    Your email ticket will contain all the information you need for an easy and smooth experience. You’ll get contact details, meeting point or pick up details with a Google map, our direct line (in case you need it) and much more.

    Options or extras

    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.

    Important information

    • DISTANCE 8 km / 5 miles
    • SUN EXPOSURE 60% of the path ALTITUDE 458m / 1502.62 ft ASCEND 448 m / 1469.82 ft graph arrow decrease icon DESCEND 448 m / 1469.82 ft
    • ALTITUDE 458m / 1502.62 ft

    Please bring with you

    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)

    Includes & excludes

    English speaking Trekking Hellas Guide
    First aid kits and other necessary equipment
    Snack
    Entrance to local distillery and folklore museum
    Liability insurance
    Taxes
    Local Transportation (can be added for an additional fee during the booking process)
    Transfer information
    Transfer information
    The cost of round-trip transportation is 30 euros per person.
    Free & easy cancellation policy
    • More than 16 days before the activity, the Company refunds the full amount
    • Between 6 and 15 days before the activity the Company reserves 15% of the paid amount
    • Between 3 and 5 days before the activity the Company refunds 50% of the paid amount
    • Between 0 and 2 days before the activity the Company reserves the whole paid amount

    Location

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    Church of Panagia Protothronos, Halki
    Epar.Od. Naxou-Apiranthou, Halki, Naxos, Cyclades, 84302,
    Greece

    Itinerary

    • Meeting time (Halki)
      09.00

    • Hike to the village of Moni . On the way , Short break to enjoy the view and traditional snack/treat
      09.00– 11.30

    • Hike back to Halki, Visit Folklore museum
      11.30 – 12.30

    • Visit local distillery, optional Meal in traditional taverna (Halki village) or free time in the village
      12.30 - 13.30

    FAQs

    When will I get my ticket?
    We will confirm availability within 1 day or less. Once availability has been confirmed, will we then ask you to pay by sending you an email with a payment link. Please pay promptly to ensure your booking goes ahead.
    What happens if the weather is bad?
    In case the weather is bad and for your safety your excursion is cancelled you will first be offered the chance to reschedule. If, for whatever reason you can't or don't want to reschedule - including, simply, your wishes, we will then immediately process a 100% refund of your booking. Without any extra fees or charges. No hassle no fuss.
    Can I pay on arrival?
    It is not possible to pay on arrival. The only way to secure a booking is to make a reservation beforehand.

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