Countryside Hiking Tour through the Villages & Byzantine Churches of Naxos

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  • 4 Hours
  • Max Guests : 10
  • Difficulty:Medium
  • English

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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 Includes

  • English speaking Mountain Guide
  • First aid kits and other necessary equipment
  • Snack
  • Entrance to local distillery and folklore museum
  • Liability insurance

Price Excludes

  • Local Transportation (can be added for an additional fee during the booking process)

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)

Itinerary

Day 1 - Arrive in Zürich, Switzerland

We’ll meet at 4 p.m. at our hotel in Luzern (Lucerne) for a “Welcome to Switzerland” meeting. Then we’ll take a meandering evening walk through Switzerland’s most charming lakeside town, and get acquainted with one another over dinner together. Sleep in Luzern (2 nights). No bus. Walking: light.

Day 2 - Zürich–Biel/BienneNeuchâtel–Geneva

We’ll meet at 4 p.m. at our hotel in Luzern (Lucerne) for a “Welcome to Switzerland” meeting. Then we’ll take a meandering evening walk through Switzerland’s most charming lakeside town, and get acquainted with one another over dinner together. Sleep in Luzern (2 nights). No bus. Walking: light.

Day 3 - Enchanting Engelberg

We’ll meet at 4 p.m. at our hotel in Luzern (Lucerne) for a “Welcome to Switzerland” meeting. Then we’ll take a meandering evening walk through Switzerland’s most charming lakeside town, and get acquainted with one another over dinner together. Sleep in Luzern (2 nights). No bus. Walking: light.

Day 4 - Interlaken Area. Excursion to The Jungfrau Massif

We’ll meet at 4 p.m. at our hotel in Luzern (Lucerne) for a “Welcome to Switzerland” meeting. Then we’ll take a meandering evening walk through Switzerland’s most charming lakeside town, and get acquainted with one another over dinner together. Sleep in Luzern (2 nights). No bus. Walking: light.

Day 5 - Lake Geneva and Château de Chillon

We’ll meet at 4 p.m. at our hotel in Luzern (Lucerne) for a “Welcome to Switzerland” meeting. Then we’ll take a meandering evening walk through Switzerland’s most charming lakeside town, and get acquainted with one another over dinner together. Sleep in Luzern (2 nights). No bus. Walking: light.

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