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 Kouros statues which have 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.

During this walk we will be  passing through several quaint and rarely visited villages .

After visiting the two Kouros statues our path continues on marble walkways to the village, UPPER POTAMIA, where we have our first break and enjoy some fresh lemonade !

We will then walk through middle 'and' LOWER POTAMIA. From LOWER POTAMIA 'we will take a  nice shortcut through olive groves and visit a hidden away Venetian Jesuit monastery in the area of KALAMITSIA.

After the tour, a short walk will bring us to our destination - the beautiful town of MELANES, where we will enjoy our lunch break!

Our tour ends with our return back to HORA - we will have visited today many quaint villages and discovered historical monuments from antiquity to the Venetian period !

Hiking time: 3 hours 45 minutes.
Transfer time 30 minutes total