11,2 km





6 h

The path starts from the village of Apeiranthos, famous for its traditional architecture and rich folk culture.  Oaks, almonds, fig, wild pear and curly maple trees, as well as kermes oaks are the most common trees throughout this first part of the route.

The first stop is the Church of Agios Ioannis Theologos a rare Byzantine basilica, built in the 13th century.

Next stop is the the Church of Agia Kiriaki, dated back to the 9th century period of Iconoclasm, when icons were hotly contested.

Final stop are the emery mines of Kakoryakas, where the main focus is on the aerial cable railway for transporting the emery stones and the mining galleries. The emery mines have been declared preserved by the Ministry of Culture and are considered the most important monument of the modern industrial history of Greece. For many years, emery has been one of the most important Greek minerals and Naxos was the only emery producing area in Europe.

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  • Cancellations received within 2 days of departure will incur a penalty of 50% per person.
  • Cancellations received within 1 days of departure will incur a penalty of 100% per person.
  • Unused features are non-refundable. No shows forfeit entire payment.


  • Two English-speaking mountain guides
  • Hotel pick up and drop off from Naxos downtown or your hotel
  • Transfer with Luxury Bus
  • Mineral water


  • Gratuity
  • Food and drinks, unless specified

Points of Interest

  • The Apeiranthos village
  • The Churches of Agios Ioannis and Agia Kiriaki
  • The emery mines