Do you love hiking? Do you treasure unforgettable moments and experiences? Would you like to travel to Greece and encounter the country from its most authentic and original side?
Then this hiking tour on the Cyclades islands of Naxos, Koufonisi, and Amorgos is perfect for you! Pure island idyll, thousands of shades of blue, white cube houses, imposing cliff-side monasteries, untouched mountain worlds, island locals – all this awaits you on these dream Aegean islands.
Archaeological treasures, insider insights into the Greek Orthodox world, and unspoilt nature will leave you in awe time and time again. It is no coincidence that the Cyclades are considered the epitome of the “Greek islands” by so many. Step by step on these hikes, you will discover the secrets of the islands; true microcosms scattered in the vast Aegean Sea. Each island is a world of its own and has a little something extra!
For groups of 4+ participants, we can organise the tour on your desired dates between April and October on request.
In the afternoon you will be given a detailed briefing about the trip ahead. Afterwards, we head out on an exploration tour to discover the old town of Naxos.
In the evening, we enjoy a delicious meal in a traditional Greek taverna. Overnight stay in Naxos town.
The two marble statues of young men have been lying in the ancient quarry for 2,600 years. Due to imperfections in the stone, the sculptors abandoned their work where they can still be seen today. Our route first takes us to a large Venetian fortress. We continue through olive groves and macchia to Chalki, one of the most beautiful villages on Naxos.
Our day’s efforts are immediately rewarded with a delicious lunch in a local taverna. Afterwards we take a transfer back to Naxos town, where we spend the night again.
According to local legend, the cave on the north-western side of the mountain was Zeus’ birthplace. During the climb, we can look forward to spectacular panoramic views of the whole island and the deep blue Aegean that lies beyond the island’s shores.
Once we return to Naxos town, the afternoon is free to do with as you please. Perhaps you would like to enjoy a refreshing swim at the beautiful sandy beaches nearby or simply relax. Overnight stay in Naxos town.
Our ferry crossing through the island world of the Cyclades takes about 2.5 hours. Koufonisi is made up of two tiny islands separated by a strait only 200 m wide. Together, the two islets form a paradise of unspoilt beauty.
A real jewel in the middle of the Aegean! The locals claim that there are more boats than inhabitants. Cars are also practically non-existent; here most people walk or cycle. Overnight stay on Koufonisi.
Bays after bays indent the shoreline filled with the numerous sparkling shades of the blue sea. In areas, the turquoise of the water is so spectacular you might think you were looking at a photoshopped picture were you not standing right there.
In Pori, we have time to swim before returning to the hotel. In the late afternoon, we take the ferry to Amorgos, the easternmost of all the Cycladic islands. Here our next wonderland awaits with crystal clear water and an immensely peaceful atmosphere. Overnight stay on Amorgos.
After breakfast we set off on a fantastic round hike, passing the traditional villages of Langada and Tholaria and visiting the monastery of Epanochoriani. The trail leads through hilly countryside with lush vegetation, centuries-old stone walls, and numerous whitewashed churches. Experience Greece’s island idyll at its best!
Once we return to the hotel, you can relax for the rest of the afternoon. Overnight stay on Amorgos.
Such beauty simply must be explored, so we have plenty of time to take a stroll along the streets and through the alleys. Afterwards, we leave Chora and head towards the oft-photographed Chozoviotisa Monastery, one of the most extraordinary Byzantine monasteries in Greece. Like an eagle’s nest, it nestles into a steep cliff high above the blue waters of the Aegean.
After visiting the monastery, we continue our hike on paved mule paths to Aegali. A transfer takes us back to the hotel and we spend the night on Amorgos.
Once in Naxos, it is time to either travel home or extend your holiday on Naxos or in Greece. If you would like to see more of the Cyclades, our 4-day extension programme ‘Best of Santorini’ is perfect for you.
During this trip, you will be accommodated in beautiful boutique hotels, which reflect the typical charm of the Cyclades Islands in their architecture. Here, tradition meets comfort; the spacious rooms are equipped with a shower and toilet, air conditioning, and often have a balcony or terrace.
The friendly staff will ensure that you want for nothing. Every day starts with a rich and delicious breakfast. WIFI is available around the clock in the hotels.
As is typical of Greek culture, our groups usually eat together. This allows us to try a wider variety of dishes and enjoy each other’s company. However, there is no obligation to do so. If you would like to eat vegetarian or if you have food intolerances, please let us know before the start of the trip.
Unfortunately, we cannot offer vegan meals on this tour. Please also note that alcoholic drinks are not included in the price.
The trip includes town and village tours as well as five days of moderate hikes of 3-5 hours. Although the trails are fairly well maintained, the terrain is often very rocky and stony. We mainly follow hiking trails, mountain paths, and small asphalted roads.
We also recommend packing as light as possible, as heavy luggage can quickly become a burden. Here is a small list of things we recommend bringing with you on the tour.
This is only a guideline, and you can always modify it to suit your own needs.
40L backpack for carrying clothes, climbing gear, camera, water bottle, snacks, etc.
Possibly rain trousers / poncho
Quick-drying synthetic T-shirts
Casual clothing made from light fabric
Good hiking boots / walking shoes (preferably with ankle support)
Comfortable shoes for the evening
Sun protection (cream, hat, glasses etc.)
Personal hygiene items
Safety bag or money belt
Personal 1st aid kit
2,070 € per person in a double room
Single rooms can be booked on request for an extra fee.
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