Filoti Hiking Trail

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This route leads to the highest mountain of all the Cycladic islands, Zas Mountain. Legend says that Zas has taken its name from the ancient God Zeus, who lived in the cave of Zas located on the western side of the mountain.

This hike starts from the little church of Agia Marina, between the villages of Filoti and Danakos. There, it is an easy trail and after 45 minutes of walking, there is a crossing. Going right is the best choice, because the other path is tougher.

While reaching the top, a view of the whole island of Naxos is provided which is definitely impressing. It isit is about 5,5km hiking, that is covered in 2 and a half hours (average time).

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Naxos Hiking Map

Naxos Hiking Map

Scale: 1:40.000
Edition: June 2009

It is the first map of Naxos where the island’s entire coastline is mapped Cartography was done with a specially equipped and staffed cartographic vessel.


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Sun Odyssey 36i Economy

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Sailing Yacht for Charter

  • Berths 7
  • Built 2007
  • Length 36.00 ft

Koufonisi Harbor

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Lagoon 380 Class

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Catamaran for Charter

  • Berths 10
  • Built 2014
  • Length 38.00 ft

Naxos Horse Riding Club

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Horse Riding Club

It is located in the town of Naxos and has more than 30 horses and ponies. It is opened every day during the summer and offers two rides daily including evening sunset riding.

The marina is fairly new, starting its operation in 2002. The marina is operated by the local municipality and an attendant is occasionally on hand (2005) to help visitors moor.

The Geological Museum of Naxos is located in Apeiranthos, a beautiful village 30 km away from Hora. It was founded in 1964 and operated for only 4 years.

Kato Koufonisi Anchorage

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Apollonas Anchorage

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Moutsouna Anchorage

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Anchorage

Good holding on sand ground. Good protection from NW to SE.

Naxos Castle at Chora

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Monument

The Castle of Chora of Naxos was built in 1207 by the Venetians, and is the most renowned medieval monument of Naxos. In the castle there are many medieval buildings, such as the boarding school of Ursulines and the School of Commerce.

Plane Wreck at Irakleia

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Wreck

The cove of Alimia in the northeastern part of Iraklia hides an hydroplane of World War II, 9 meters underwater. The plane crashed after a battle with British aircrafts in September 1943.

Psili Ammos Beach at --

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Beach

Psili Ammos is situated at the east side of Naxos, between Moutsouna and Panormos. Setting from Moutsouna to Panormos you will meet Kanaki, a small village, where you will find a small sign directing you to Psili Ammos.

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Beach

As we are crossing the northwestern side of the island, the road runs along the top of steep cliffs, which are indented with inlets with attractive beaches. The most well known, easily accessible and popular is the Abram Bay.

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Beach

This desolate beach is one of the few between Naxos and Apollon. There is plenty of debris from the sea and little in the way of development.

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Situated right after Alyko beach, the area combines the beauty of the sea and the inland beauty. The sandhills and the abundant cedar trees impress even the most demanding visitors.

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Plaka is like a continuation of the beach of Agia Anna and is one of the most beautiful beaches of the island. It is a calm and endless sandy beach with, in some parts, big flat stones and amazing crystal-clear waters.

The incredibly beautiful beach resort of Mikri Vigla is located 18 kilometres away from the capital and consists in two wonderful sandy beaches separated by an impressive hill. The northern beach of Mikri Vigla is wonderful, with soft golden sand and crystalline turquoise waters and is blessed by the meltemi (north winds specific to the Cyclades) which make it an ideal place for wind/kitesurfing.

Located on the South coast. Sandy beach with natural shade from trees and shallow water (ideal for families and children), completely sheltered from the breeze.

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Beach

Kalantos is the southern and most desolated part of the coastal line of Naxos. Access to Kalantos is very difficult by shore because there is no asphalt road and the route is a little steep.

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Moutsouna is located at the eastern side of Naxos and it is the only natural port of the island, used mainly by the settlement of Apiranthos for exporting emery mined from the around areas. On your way from Apiranthos to Moutsouna you will see the old rail "air way", through which emery was transported from the mines to port's ladder in order to be loaded on the boats.

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Beach

The beach of Lionas is situated in front of the homonymous scenic village, at a distance of 38 kilometers northeastern to the town of Naxos (Chora), at the northeastern coast of the island. Only a few facilities for accommodation are available in the village, but, once here, you will enjoy very much the calm beach with the deep crystal clear sea.

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The old small settlement of Apollon has undergone tourist developments in recent years. The kouros and the crystal-clear waters are the main attractions.

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This picturesque well hidden cove has been named after its tranquility and secluded beach. Panermos or Panerimos in Greek means "completely deserted", so its main characteristic is apparent before visiting it.

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The beautiful beach of Agiassos is located 21 km south from Chora, the last beach of the eastern side of the island. Agiassos is surrounded by green hills that harmonically match the blue of the sea.

"The beautiful Livadi beach does not disappoint those, who search of quiet and relaxing vacation. What makes it even more special are its tall, lush trees offering plentiful shade.

Alyko at Kastraki

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Beach

Alyko, located in the southwest of Naxos, is approximately 21 km away from Naxos Town. It is one of the most beautiful beaches of Naxos, with white sand and a forest of cedar trees.

Agios Prokopios

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Beach

Located at 5 kilometres away from the capital, Agios Prokopios is one of the most popular beaches of Naxos and considered as one of the most beautiful beaches in Europe. The long golden sandy beach extends over 1, 5 kilometres and has beautiful crystalline waters, protected from the strong winds frequently blowing on the island.

The largest beach on the island, ten steps from the village, for those who doesn't want to walk a bit further. Great beach with amazing sand and turquoise waters.

On the east coast. Microscopic coast at the northernmost tip of Schinoussa, just opposite the island Fidousa.

On the east coast. From the beach you will see Liolios narrow dirt road that goes west and takes you on three sandy beaches Aligarias, which separates cliffs.

On the east coast. Going down by Country, instead turn left, go right and you will get sandy, surrounded by rocks, beach Lioliou.

This is the next beach after Lioliou, they are separated by a small rocky outcrop. The beach is a mixture of sand a pebbles, it is a little deep and the waters have a exciting colors.

Almyros consists of two small sandy beaches, separated by rocks in the middle. It has blue-green waters and some tamarisk trees for shade (most of them at its northern half).

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Psili Ammos beach is the jewel of Schinousa Island. It is located in a small remoted bay to the north-east of Chora, about 30 minutes walk away.

Fikio Beach at Mesaria

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Lying to the north of the small village of Messaria, Fikio beach is small, sandy and features wild rocks. It is ideal for some underwater fishing as there are reefs in the open that lend a sparkling green color to the waters.

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Gerolimnionas is a beautiful untouched beach located 3km from Chora and can be reached after almost a 30 minutes' walk following the dirt road and then the narrow scenic path. It is sandy and its turquoise waters make it ideal for snorkeling and spear fishing.

It is a quaint, remote cove, with no shore, ideal for underwater fishing and trekking. In the old days the cove and the nearby Marousou Cave, were served as a shelter for pirates.

Fountana beach is located to the east part of the island with easy access through a dirt road. It is a sandy beach approximately 40m.

Agios Georgios Beach

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Agios Georgios beach is located right next to the port, on the north eastern part of the island. Its waters are blue and greenwhile the shore is covered by glittering golden sand.

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Vorini Spilia is a sandy beach in the north of the island not far from Agios Gorgios. The beach is not always very clean because of the strong northern winds that usually blow over it.

Agios Georgios

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This sandy beach is the closest to the capital and for that it is one of the most popular and crowded beach of the island. It is very long, extending for many kilometres and is full organized, proposing sun beds and umbrellas for rent as well as various water sports facilities.

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From the port of the country take the road that goes east and found the Ammos, a small sandy beach with shallow waters that seem to embrace the fishing boats. It is preferred for the shallow waters for families with children.

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Great long sandy beach with turquoise waters. In the end, a small pier, fishing boats moor or scullery doing regularly.

A small picturesque harbor and fishing boats moor only excursion boats that carry visitors to the beautiful beaches. Feature attraction is the church of Virgin Mary located on the jetty and is built on ancient ruins.

Agia Anna

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7 kilometres from the capital, in prolongation of Agios Prokopis Beach is the beautiful beach of Agia Anna. It is the groupment of several sandy beaches, interrupted only by a small fishing port and some rocky formations.

Located on the south side of the island overlooking the Naxos. Beautiful secluded beach that has nothing to do with culture and a lot of the local boats do not extend that far.

Only by foot or by boat: these are the only ways to reach the beach of Pezoulia. If you chose the second, you’d better prefer the left side (from your perspective) of the bay, not only to enjoy the beach but also to take the way that will lead you to Aloni; it’s a large plateau with a huge fig and a sealed well.

At the end of the route that usually makes the boat is Nero, a savage and the most remote beach ofthe island. There you will see several tents, but as it may, there is room for everyone.

Fanos Beach at Foinikas

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The beach is located about 1.5 km Fanos east of the country.

Beautiful sandy beach with crystal clear waters. Located about ten minutes from the beach of Panagia moor the boat from the top Koufonissi.

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Loutro Beach is not really suitable for swimming. There is a caique repair yard in the bay and the beach is covered with uncomfortable big stones.

Parianos beach is set on the south west coast of Koufonissia and it consists in a large sandy beach naturally protected from the winds as it is in fact the harbor where the small fishing boats are anchored. This place is ideal for families with young children and people who do not like transportations.

Gala Beach at Koufonisi

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On your quest for good beaches in Koufonisia, you can go from Platia Pounda to Pori and continue to a small beach called Gala. Gala means milk in the Greek Language and the beach gets this distinctive name from the frothy waves that one can see in the interior of the caves.

Pori Beach at Koufonisi

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Large golden sands north of the island. Previously, as was the farthest from the harbor, was an earthly paradise.

Pisina beach is exactly what its name implies: a pool (the Greek word for 'pool" is "pisina"). Located on the eastern side of the island, it boasts an amazingly beautiful and naturally carved shape of a round pool.

Just 200-300 meters separate the headlamps from the shores of the Italian or otherwise Platia Punta. The trail moves along the coast and goes side by 2-3 small individual 'pools' with pebbles or sand, fringed by rocks, which they prefer mainly nudist.

Sea Caves at Koufonisi

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Cave

It is a complex of many small caves accessible only by boat. The most gorgeous ones are Gala, Pisina and Mati tou Diavolou (the eye of the devil).

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Rina Cave

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Cave

One of Naxos’ most beautiful sea caves is at Rina bay. Here you will get the chance to swim in cool waters under a rock dome.

Blue Fin Divers

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Naxos Diving Center

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