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    Mount Zas Hiking Tour in Naxos (3 Different Route Options)

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    5 hrs
    English & Ελληνικά (Greek)
    100% private: Up to 15 people
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    Commisionable amount: 10


    • Contact with nature
    • Plenty of time for taking photos


    Explore the highest mountain of the Cyclades with one of the most experienced hiking guides in Naxos. Originally from Naxos, he is an expert English-speaking mountain guide.

    Starting from Agia Marina or Filoti village (depending on your option), you will discover parts of the island that most visitors don't have the opportunity to explore. You will learn the history of the ancient God of Gods, Zeus (locally "Zas") from your local, very knowledgeable personal mountain guide.

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    The trail, the impression that you really have to walk in the high mountains, and the wonderful panoramic views, make this hike a great experience.

    You have 3 options for this route:

    1. Start the hike from Agia Marina, a small church on the way to Filoti village. This is a 5.6 kilometres route at a relaxed pace.
    2. The second option is to start from the cool and refreshing Aria spring and return from Agia Marina. This is a 6 kilometres route, a bit difficult.
    3. With the third option, you will start from Filoti village and return to Filoti. This is a 10 kilometres route, a bit difficult. You will also visit the Aria spring.

    The tour guide will recommend different spots where you can have a traditional Greek meal. Note that, lunch is not included in the price of your tour. Take your time to take pictures, wear comfortable shoes and clothes and have plenty of water with you. You will finish your tour feeling exhilarated and full of wonder at the tumultuous history and natural majesty of the island. We can also organize a minibus transfer from Naxos town or your hotel. Of course, you can make your own way to Filoti village by car or the public bus.

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    Price list

    • 1 - 3 people
      75 Euros per person

    • 4 - 8 people
      67 Euros per person

    • 9+ people
      60 Euros per person


    Complete your booking

    Your email ticket will contain all the information you need for an easy and smooth experience. You’ll get contact details, meeting point or pick up details with a Google map, our direct line (in case you need it) and much more.

    Options or extras

    Important information

    • Distance: 5.6 km, 6 km or 10 km
    • The exact starting time will be in your email confirmation
    • There is the possibility for the tour to take place in the afternoon if requested

    Please bring with you

    Hiking or training shoes & comfortable clothes

    Includes & excludes

    Experienced local mountain escort
    Personal expenses
    Gratuities & Donations
    Transfer information
    Cancel up to 24hrs prior for a 100% refund
    • Contact us at least 24hrs before the commencement of your excursion and we will organize a refund of your full payment.
    • The time for the payment to arrive in your account will vary depending on your bank, but typically it is about a week.
    • In order to combat fraud, we will not proceed with the refund until we can see the money for the payment in our account.

    Getting to the location

    Option 1 of the meeting point is Agia Marina church. Option 2 of the meeting point is Aria Spring. Option 3 of the meeting point is the Platanos Cafe in Filoti.

    Need a transfer?

    This excursion doesn't include a transfer but, if you like, we can provide one. When you make your booking we'll ask you for your accommodation details. Just fill this part in and we'll send you a quote. You then accept or decline.



    • 1st Option
      From Agia Marina and back to Agia Marina

    • 2nd Option
      From Aria spring and finish at the cave of Zas

    • 3rd Option
      From Filoti village and back visiting Aria spring


    When will I get my ticket?
    We will confirm availability within 1 day or less. Once availability has been confirmed, will we then ask you to pay by sending you an email with a payment link. Please pay promptly to ensure your booking goes ahead.
    What happens if the weather is bad?
    In case the weather is bad and for your safety your excursion is cancelled you will first be offered the chance to reschedule. If, for whatever reason you can't or don't want to reschedule - including, simply, your wishes, we will then immediately process a 100% refund of your booking. Without any extra fees or charges. No hassle no fuss.
    Can I pay on arrival?
    It is not possible to pay on arrival. The only way to secure a booking is to make a reservation beforehand.

    Reviews for this excursion

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    Rated 5 out of 5
    5 out of 5 stars (based on 1 review)
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    Great hiking experience with George

    August 31, 2023
    Rated 5 out of 5

    We hiked up mountain Zas as part of the Wednesday group tour with George. I couldn’t recommend it enough as George was very patient, knowledgeable, and gave us a great tour of the mountain, answering all of our questions about the area! Definitely the highlight of my trip to Naxos. Additionally, Anna who answered all of my queries about the trip via email was really responsive and helpful:)

    Travel Date: Wednesday, August 30, 2023
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    Based on 16 Reviews
    November 27, 2022

    It was such a great time! The farm is so lovely, every animal has a name :) Georgios is amazing and really making sure everybody enjoys :)

    October 20, 2022

    The experience with Georgios is not one to be missed. He has a deep love for his animals and you get a first hand experience with the farm, the olive trees, animals and archery. Highly recommended!

    October 11, 2022

    We spent a lovely morning on the farm, meeting all of the donkeys and feeding the animals. We enjoyed taking to George and hearing his stories. We had a great archery lesson and enjoyed our time together. The farm is a few minutes walk to the village of Chalkio, which we explored after the farm and found a nice spot for lunch.

    September 18, 2022

    Georgios was very thoughtful. He has a genuine passion and love for donkeys and the other animals. As a local and being on family land there is a rich history he has with the property. He was so friendly and kind with my partner and I. We had a great time, laughed a lot and it felt like spending time with friends. It was a really special experience to be around such loving friendly donkeys. Definitely would recommend.

    September 13, 2022

    The farm is on a beautiful olive grove. The donkeys are super friendly and are soooo excited to see you when you first come in! Georgios is very welcoming and knowledgeable, and showed us around his beautiful farm and introduced us to his animals. Trying out archery was a fun little bonus! Highly recommend, easily one of our favourite things we did on Naxos island, plus the drive there and back from town was gorgeous.

    August 20, 2022

    My children did not want to leave. Georgios was a kind and generous host. Highly recommend.

    August 5, 2022

    We had a wonderful time here and will never forget the lovely donkeys we met. Felt very welcome all the time and had interesting conversations with Giorgos the nicest person you can imagine. We will come back! Thank you!

    Julia Penelope
    July 30, 2022

    Georgios hat uns sehr herzlich empfangen. Schon im ersten Moment fühlten wir uns sehr wohl. Hauptsächlich waren wir wegen der Esel dort. Er hat aber auch sehr viele andere Tiere. Man merkt den Tieren auch an, dass Georgios sich sehr gut um sie kümmert. Die Esel waren sehr kuschelig und super niedlich! Georgios gab uns auf sehr nette und lustige Art einen Rundgang seiner Farm und zeigte uns wie man mit dem Bogen schießt. Ich hatte den Eindruck, dass die Tiere sehr gut behandelt werden und auch einen großen Auslauf haben. Ich vermisse die Tiere, besonders die Esel wirklich sehr! Wenn man auf Naxos ist, sollte man unbedingt einen Tag auf Georgios Farm verbringen! Wir können diese Entdeckung herzlich weiterempfehlen!

    July 25, 2022

    This was a really fun experience in nature! Georgios was very kind and welcoming. We had a lot of fun and good conversation!

    July 4, 2022

    What a fantastic day out! Georgios' experience is completely unique and so different to everything else we have done in Greece. Being inland the location offered us a new look at Greece. Georgios himself is a fantastic teacher, warm and jolly and full of stories. The experience includes all described on the listing but you can tailor it throughout your time. We were interested in the history and the plants and the olives and spent a lot of time talking about those. But then we met the little bunny bagsy and all history was forgotten... Similarly the baby donkey was the sweetest creature with huge beautiful eyes. Georgios loves his animals like a father he takes in all of the injured ones and he mends them as best he can and loves them as they are. There was a great moment in which a goat hopped the wall which they are always doing to go and see the sheep in the other field. But Georgios' face hahahahah! His animals are cheeky, wonderful creatures full of personality, gentle and curious explorers themselves. We sat down to a wonderful snack and juice with Georgios and relaxed in the shade of his beautiful landscape. He has big dreams for the place and we can't wait to come back and see them realised though it was in our eyes already so complete. A perfect day. Thank you so much. We loved the well, and the herbs and the animals and the olive trees and you!! We will be back for a hike next time. Your biggest fans from England, Thalia and Raphy. <3

    June 21, 2022

    Simply incredible. George is a great person and he truly loves his animals! We had a great time meeting lots of new animal friends and we're excited to come back to Naxos and visit with them again in the future. I learned how to shoot a bow and arrow (sort of), get water out of a well, and simply enjoyed the beautiful atmosphere and time with George and his animals. Highly, highly recommended.

    June 14, 2022

    THE best thing we did in Greece, and a huge part of why we went to Naxos. The hours flew by but we were invited back with such sincerity it felt like a new friend was made. You'll love meeting the wonderful animals, and you get the best archery teacher in all of Greece! Easy to get to by bus, so if you're in Naxos: DO THIS!

    April 15, 2022

    Absolutely family and nature friendly experience. You can sit back and feel the ways of living generations ago. The animal farm, archery and the sheer walking was fabulous.

    October 13, 2021

    Georgios is great host and storyteller. He loves his animals as well as his guests! Very helpful, polite and interesting local person to meet!

    July 27, 2021

    Great experience in a unique place in the middle of the island.

    Based on 2 Reviews
    October 13, 2022

    Always a highlight of our visit in Naxos ❤️

    Always a highlight of our visit in Naxos ❤️

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