This is the most popular hike in Naxos. A climb to the summit of Mt. Zas (1004m), the highest peak of cycladic islands. While ascending the old footpath, we come across an ancient rock carved with the inscription «ΟΡΟΣ ΔΙΟΣ ΜΗΛΩΣΙΟΥ», meaning “Mount of Zeus, Protector of the Sheep”.
Walking up the old footpath which connects Agia Marina (St. Marina) with the summit of the mountain, we encounter interesting and rare species of fauna and flora. During the trek, we can also admire unique views of the Aegean Sea and the surrounding islands.
Walking time: 3h
Duration: 3h – 3h 30min
Distance: 5.6 km
Other Technical Details: elevation gain: 419m, elevation loss: -419m, maximum inclination: 41.3% (asc.) -23.3% (desc.), average inclination: 16.6% (asc.) -9.3% (desc.)