One of the most popular hikes of the island among the lush vegetation of Tragea Valley, discovering the most outstanding byzantine churches of the area, some of which are well-preserved and decorated with amazing frescoes. A moderate-difficulty round walk starting from the strikingly beautiful village of Halki, once the commercial hub of the island. We walk in parallel to the gully and up an oak-forested landscape that leads to Panagia Drosiani ; one of the most important churches in the whole Cycladic region. Arriving at the village of Moni, you can enjoy the stunning view to the south. Walking through orchards, olive groves, oaks and plane trees we are heading towards the picturesque villages of Kaloxilos and Akadimi.
Walking time: 2h
Duration*: 4h approx.
Distance: 6.5 km
Other Technical Details:
Elevation gain: 221m, elevation loss: -221m, maximum inclination: 23.5% (asc.) -30.5% (desc.), average inclination: 7.0% (asc.) -6.1% (desc.)
* Hiking duration may vary depending on the time spent visiting the sights.
All sights are open to visitors mainly on high season period (July- August). When the sights are closed the hiking duration is approximately same to the actual walking time.