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On Foot - Naxos and Amorgos

On Foot - Naxos and Amorgos

On Foot - Naxos and Amorgos Overview

A self-guided hike on the beautiful Cycladic islands of Naxos and Amorgos, centre based.

This two-island route offers some fine walking on two contrasting islands, each with its own special flavour. The scenery in both is splendid and the walking very fine; while the larger island of Naxos has a great variety of sights and walks, its smaller cousin Amorgos reminds one of earlier times when tourism in the Aegean was far less developed. The sea, with its swimming opportunities, is always at hand, and we help you to find the best.

On Naxos you are based in or near Naxos Old Town, whose Venetian heritage is clear in the Kastro dominating the labyrinthine alleys, a cornucopia of little blue-and-white shops and restaurants. Courtesy of the local bus service (backed up by our enthusiastic taxi man Giannis when needed), the best walking on the island is available to you. Visit the half-finished, ancient statues (Kouros) lying in a farmer's field, the pretty villages of the interior (Apeiranthos, Filoti and Chalki), and the beach at Lionas, where you can be royally lunched, and sleep the afternoon away after home-made honey raki and a swim. Walk to the temple of Demeter or ascend Mt Zas, the highest mountain in the Cyclades at 1000m, and get back in time for delicious filo pastries in the village bars.

Amorgos is quite another matter. Lonely and far less developed, the walking embraces the authentic culture of the island while giving some thrilling views and experiences - notably the Monastery of Chozoviotisa, clinging limpet-like to its cliff, followed by a walk along the spine of the island back to your pension in quiet Aegiali. Two further walks will take you through the villages of the northern end of the island, and to a windy outpost, accessible only by a cliff path.

Six and five night versions of this holiday are also available. See the On Foot Holidays website for details of prices and dates.

On Foot Holidays website - Naxos and Amorgos

Reviews of this holiday

On Foot - Naxos and Amorgos by Ali, 27 Jun 2022
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Excellent from start to finish. On Foot Holidays we’re extremely well organised, provided reliable walking directions and ... read more

On Foot - Naxos and Amorgos by Kolbird, 26 Jun 2022
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We had a wonderful time exploring the less-traveled parts of the Greek islands of Amorgos and Naxos. The suggested walking ... read more

On Foot - Naxos and Amorgos by Old Man Mad About Drawing, 31 May 2022
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Eight days in Naxos, staying in one hotel combining walking, sightseeing and sketching read more

On Foot - Naxos and Amorgos by Jan M, 18 May 2022
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We did 5 days walking at the end of April/start of May when the smell of orange blossom was everywhere and the flowers along ... read more

On Foot - Naxos and Amorgos by Mr S R 22, 16 May 2022
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A walking holiday in Naxos and Amorgos. read more

On Foot - Naxos and Amorgos by SoCal Hiker, 18 Oct 2021
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I visited Naxos and Amorgos and loved both islands. OnFootHolidays did a great job in hotel selection and providing a variety ... read more

On Foot - Naxos and Amorgos by Jgriff , 18 Oct 2021
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Walking , swimming & eating & drinks. read more

On Foot - Naxos and Amorgos by Tumbler , 17 Oct 2021
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This was a two centre walking holiday on the Greek islands of Naxos and Amorgos. We flew to Mykonos from Manchester then ... read more

On Foot - Naxos and Amorgos by EveAS, 5 Oct 2021
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My husband and I spend a week hiking on the Greek islands of Naxos and Amorgos. We enjoyed the different experiences of ... read more

On Foot - Naxos and Amorgos by Slinglow, 17 Nov 2019
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We walked the Cycladic Islands of Naxos and Amorgos. This was slightly different to our previous (four) holidays with On ... read more

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On Foot - Naxos and Amorgos by Ali, 27 Jun 2022
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Excellent from start to finish. On Foot Holidays we’re extremely well organised, provided reliable walking directions and ... read more

On Foot - Naxos and Amorgos by Kolbird, 26 Jun 2022
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We had a wonderful time exploring the less-traveled parts of the Greek islands of Amorgos and Naxos. The suggested walking ... read more