"Explore the two most fascinating islands of the Cyclades..."
Our week long Santorini and Naxos Self-Guided walking holiday gives you the chance to explore the two most fascinating islands of the Cyclades.
Our self-guided walks have been carefully designed so that you make the most of your stay on Volcanic Santorini. You’ll observe the deep blue submerged caldera from different viewpoints while you walk along the rim of the caldera. You’ll explore hidden villages, fortified villages with Venetian castles and ruins of ancient towns buried under volcanic ash. You will taste the ‘anhydrous’ agricultural products and world renowned wines and bathe at black and red sandy beaches…
You’ll then continue to the largest island of the Cyclades, Naxos, known for its varied natural beauties, island culture and unique Greek hospitality! Naxos combines imposing mountain massifs with fertile valleys, springs and the longest sandy coastline in the Aegean. So many beautiful paths connect quaint villages, venetian towers, olive groves and farms, ancient temples and solitary bays. Finish with a walk at the top of Mt. Zas, the highest peak of the Cyclades, where Zeus was given the thunder to conquer Mt. Olympus.
Check below our recommended 7-day Santorini & Naxos self-guided walking holiday itinerary…
Distance: 10 km, Time: 4-5 hours (including stops to rest and admire the view)
Distance: 9.4 km, Time: 5-6 hours (with stops and a visit to Ancient Thera)
Distance: 4.3 km, Time: 3.30-4 hours (with stops and visit to Akrotiri excavation)
Distance: 10 km, Time: 5-6 hours (including stops to rest and have lunch)
Distance: 12 km, Time: 5-6 hours (with stops to rest and admire the view)
Distance: 9 km, Time: 4-5 hours (including stops to rest and explore)
Distance: 7.5 km, Time: 4-5 hours (including stops & a swim)
“We both agreed that Naxos was our favourite of the islands. We did a coastal walk from Pyrgaki on the first day. It was a real surprise to find such a long stretch of pristine beaches with so few people on them, especially as the weather was like July!.. The last two days we did the Apeiranthos-Chalki and Filoti-Zas walks. These were possibly the highlight of the whole trip, with fantastic mountain scenery, charming villages and lots of vultures circling over the top of Fanari as we climbed up to it. The route notes were excellent with lots of interesting reading material. All of the accommodations were really good – especially Anixis.”
“Thank you for a wonderful trip. Everything has been smooth and stress free! Your guide books are easy to follow and accurate (I especially love the advice… rest under the olive tree… then walk up the steep hill). I am certain I would not have found so many local secrets without your advice and guidance! I appreciate the support as a solo traveller and value your research and work. Thank you! Efcorestoe!”
“Climbing to the top of Mount Zas on Naxos – birthplace of Zeus… Walking the ancient marble paved mule tracks passing varied landscapes of olive groves, picturesque villages, deep ravines, rocky outcrops and an ever changing coastline where islands appear and disappear beneath startling blue skies, haze and shifting clouds… The swim in crystal clear sea […]