From the capital of the island HORA we'll drive to KURUNOCHORI where we will begin our pleasant walk through the village to the small neighbouring village of MILI with it’s lovely waterfall and small chapel!
As we walk towards the 1st Kouros statue which has been waiting for us since the sixth century before Christ, we will have occasion to talk about what makes Naxos so very special – the local flora and fauna and the culture and traditions of Naxos island.
A true rural hills and valleys hike that will take you back in time since before Christ. We will also see the second Kouros statue before we leave them to sleep.
«Discover Naxos nature, the village settlements of Kourounochori, Mili, marble Kouros statues, Potamia, Kalamitsia, Jesuites Monastery and Melanes. A natural museum of monuments revealing a historic Naxos.»
After visiting the two Kouros Statues we continue on marble tracks to the triple village of Potamia, ( Ano, Mesi, Kato ) and all its characteristics including a stream that meanders between them. We then walk through Olive groves and vines to the hidden Jesuits Monastery at Kalamitsia, another opportunity to reach for the camera.
Our final destination is Melanes Village where we will enjoy a lunch break before returning to Chora.
Amazing Hike on Naxos
What an amazing hike. When visiting Naxsos hiking with Stella is a must. Stella is a caring and knowledgeable guide.The views of the mountains, the plants along the way and finally the beautiful swim and lunch at the end was memorable. We will definitely do another hike the next time we are in Naxsos.
Never a dull moment with Stella. She is a hidden gem
We hade a great amazing experience on our hike with Stella from Koronos to Lionas Bay. Stella has unlimited knowledge on the botanics, history and geography of Koronos region at Naxos. Our group of 16 greatly enjoyed her passionate story telling and learned so much during the beautiful hike. ended with a dive in the waves of Lionas Bay and a fantastic lunch. Highly recommeded.
RPPVDB, Amsterdam, Netherlands
I really enjoyed this 2 days walking with Stella, I did 2 différents hikings , one through 7 beautiful villages of Naxos island. Stella knows about medicinal plants and tells stories about the history of the island. The second hiking is a fantastic way from the village of Koronos to the bay of lyonas. Stella is well organized I really had pleasure with her.
RitaAM M, Geneva, Switzerland
Koronos to Liona Bay Hike
We had a wonderful day with Stella. She picked us up at the hotel in Ágios Prokopios and then drove us to Koronos where the hiking started. The marble path is fantastic! Stella makes us feel very relaxed, shows the different villages surrounding the area and provides a lot of “aromatherapy” experiences with the herbs that grow in the area.
oliveirathompson, Florida, US
Want to find the real Naxos? Ask Stella.
My wife and I have been coming to the blessed island of Naxos for 10 years. This year we decided we must make more of an effort to discover more of the island. Stella is a local lady who gave us a brilliant waterfall walk. She is awesome. Knowlegable about everything Naxos, including plants and herbs founds on the walk. Ignore the rest, choose the best... Stella.
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