"Top of the Cyclades" Naxos Island Off The Beaten Path Tip by snorril

Naxos Island Off The Beaten Path: 8 reviews and 11 photos

  Top of the Cyclades
by snorril

Mt. Zeus is the highest mountain in the Cyclades, 1001m high. It is a relatively easy hike, the ascend takes approx. 2 hours.

The starting point is at Filoti, which you easily reach by a bus from Hora. On the way you walk past the Cave of Zeus, which is one of many places claimed to be the birthplace of the god. Bring a good flashlight to be able to explore the cave.

The views from the top were great (although we really couldn´t enjoy them, see travelogue). And that feeling of beating the mountain, refreshing.

See travelogue for more details Ascending Mt. Zeus

For route information and other hikes in Naxos see "Walking the Greek Islands: Naxos and the small Cyclades" by Christian Ucke and Dieter Graf

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  • Updated Sep 18, 2003
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