Walking Trails of Naxos

Walking Trails of Naxos

Take an amazing walk through the water-plentiful central part of Naxos island.

Ride to the village of Flerio, to begin exploring on foot. This area is known for its spring waters and the half-finished, giant, 6th century BC statues of Kouroi in the quarries. From Flerio, the trail initially goes uphill on a wide footpath towards Potamia. Along the route you will be able to see threshing floors and lime furnaces in good condition.

A marble paved pathway leads to Ano (“Upper”) Potamia, where the water continuous to flow from an ancient fountain. Potamia’s three settlements (Upper, Middle and Lower), with their impressively preserved traditional architectural profile, adorn the valley which is dotted with watermills, historic chapels and tower houses, threshing floors and olive presses.

At Ano Potamia, stop at a small traditional restaurant for light lunch.
Continuing on, the trail forks, with one leg going slightly uphill to Messi (“Middle”) Potamia, crossing the settlement and rejoining the second leg alongside the stream at the shady Platanaki position,with a traditional, stone-built laundry facility. At Lierado position, a downhill detour leads to Kokkos tower, rising above the gully. After reaching Kato (“Lower”) Potamia, the route winds through fruit orchards and rejoins the stream. Finally, visit the church of Agios Mamas before returning to the main road and for the coach drive back to the pier and the SeaDream yacht.

Notes: Be sure to wear comfortable walking shoes due to the uphill and downhill walking along street and gravel footpaths. A minimum participation is required to operate all Yachting Land Adventures and some have limited capacity. All adventures in the SeaDream Yachting Land Adventures program are subject to change. Final departure time will be announced on board.

Yachting Land Adventures have a maximum capacity, please make your reservations as soon as possible after boarding to avoid disappointment.

Port: Agia Anna, Naxos

Duration: 3.5 hours

Current Price: 119 USD