Explore the most popular Hiking trails in Naxos with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

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no shade
off trail
rocky
scramble
1 month ago

There is no way this trail should be rated moderate. It’s rocky as hell, up a sheer crevasse and the footing is so difficult you should only attempt this in good hiking shoes! Not convinced this is a loop as the signage toward the top of the ridge is non-existent. I would rate this challenging. Make sure to note the menu items so you can be ready to place your order when you reach the peak!

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over grown
2 months ago

Recommend long pants and sturdy shoes or boots. Hiking poles also a plus. Amazing views. You indeed can stand at the very top of the Aegean. The peak comes quicker than you think. Cool cave along the way and a spring that claims to be drinking water.

hiking
2 months ago

We did the full loop, which was hard to find on all trails. I would highly recommend this loop if you are an intermediate or experienced hiker. The best information can be found at https://www.naxostrek.com/en/trails/mt-zas-zeus-hiking-trail2/ where it explains the hike and its route very well. It took us about 4 hours at our pace with stops. The way down on this route is less steep, but more in the sun. Amazing 360 views at the top!

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rocky
scramble
3 months ago

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3 months ago

Excursion easy and thankful 1 hour from the church

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rocky
scramble
3 months ago

Most of the trail is quite straightforward, with the path down from the top involving scrambling. Nice views of the cyclade from the peak! The trail took us 2h30 with occasional breaks, 2 litter of water for 2 was enough.

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rocky
3 months ago

We started the trek in the early afternoon at 14h, starting from the North / East side, we recommend this loop because the climb on this side is less steep, although longer. The descent on the west side at the end of the afternoon allows you to enjoy the sunset. It is however necessary to follow the cairns on the last 200 m before the summit in order to not go wrong. Beautiful view and breathtaking panorama of the Cyclades.

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scramble
4 months ago

Highly recommend. The summit is breathtaking and worth the effort. We started at Agios Marina route and down the Zas Cave route. Much more manageable since the spring finished our hike to replenish. Goats and donkeys were in the area. Couldn’t imagine doing this trek in the afternoon. Morning only. Path is marked by cairns, red circles, and red 2s

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rocky
4 months ago

Really enjoyed the hike with my two kids (17 & 19). Super windy on our day up there. The wind was a bit unsettling on the rocky terrain near the top. Lighter hikers got thrown off balance a bit... but again, our day was exceptionally windy. Definitely recommend starting at Agia Marina. If you take the 9:30 bus to Agia Marina from Naxos you can be back at the bus stop to pick you up by 2pm. Walk up the road to the small church (Agia Marina) from where the bus drops you off. From there it is kind of obvious where to start - the path to the right of the church. Trail is marked clearly, but there are a few screw patches where it was nice to use the app to confirm we were still on the trail. As other people have mentioned on sites like TripAdvisor, you have to go through some gates. We only had to go through one. Enjoy!

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no shade
rocky
4 months ago

I recommend to begin early in the morning. The beginning is quiet “taff”. The view is great at the top. And the way back is really easy and nice. I ve done it in 1h30 the round trip in trail running. Have fun Eric

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no shade
5 months ago

very good trail . easy with possibility to swimming. it.s possible to star to Pirgaki (bus from Hora 3$ 1h) with 45mn to hiking in supplement. attention : no water and the sun is hard....

on Mount Zeus Loop

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bugs
rocky
scramble
6 months ago

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bugs
6 months ago

Great hike, we found it to be moderate and took us about 3 1/2 hours coming up from Filoti. If we had known we could start from Agia Marina like most people, we probably would have chose that. The extra effort was worth it though for the views. I would recommend bringing lots of water. Even on an overcast day in May at 2 pm we were quite sweaty. There are a lot of bugs near the summit so bring spray.

hiking
6 months ago

Amazing but somewhat challenging hike. Make sure to start early as it gets hot and also read reviews for this hike on TripAdvisor to get more useful info. The path is well marked, but look for signs “2” and stone pyramids - we knew about these in advance which saved us some wrong turns. The views from the top is out of this world.

hiking
6 months ago

incredibly steep and rewarding. what a solid workout! loved every minute of it but you better eat your wheaties first!!

hiking
9 months ago

Amazing hike with incredible views. After the trek up you arrive to the the cave. Inside we found Ancient Greek inscriptions probably something relating to ancient mythology of Zeus cave.

incredible views the entire hike. Very well marked trail and easy to follow. Take the loop counter clockwise to go up past the spring and the Cave of Zas. It's a very steep climb scrambling up some rocks, but better to go up than down. Following the loop down the other side of the mountain drops you at the road. Following the TOPO map will wind you down the road and trails and through the stairs of the nearby town back to your car. WEAR GOOD BOOTS WITH ANKLE SUPPORT. You will not be disappointed with the 360 degree view from the peak. Well worth the climb.

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Sat May 19 2018

Highest peak on Naxos island but also the Cyclads. This trail offers views on all corners of this beautifull ilsand. Very not a lot of peoples do this loop. Few peoples on the summit.

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