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Byzantine Experience


What made Tragea valley so significant to the conquerors?

  • Experience Style
  • Group Size Medium Group
All about the Byzantine Experience.

How did the locals of the medieval period survive, and how did Christian beliefs impact their society? Uncover the medieval history of Naxos Island during a moderate round walk. The tour commences from the exquisite village of Halki, once the island’s commercial hub. As we trek through the verdant vegetation of Tragea Valley, we’ll discover the most remarkable Byzantine churches in the region, some of which are well-preserved and adorned with extraordinary frescoes. We’ll walk parallel to the gully and through an oak-forested terrain that leads to one of the Cycladic region’s most notable churches, Panagia Drosiani. Upon arriving in Moni village, you’ll be greeted with breathtaking views of the south while strolling through orchards, olive groves, oaks, and plane trees, heading towards the charming villages of Kaloxilos and Akadimi. The tour’s level is easy to moderate, and it lasts for approximately 5+ hours (plus driving time of 1+ hour). The distance covered is 6.5 km, with an elevation gain of 217m, elevation loss of -217m, maximum inclination of 27.9% (ascending) and -26.2% (descending), and an average inclination of 4.6% (ascending) and -4.7% (descending).

The tour package inclusions and exclusions at a glance
What is included in this tour?Items that are included in the cost of tour price.
  • Flexible starting time,
  • certified interpretation guide,
  • guided tour in the interior of all the available sights or spots of interest and
  • all the taxes.
What is not included in this tour?Items that are not included in the cost of tour price.
  • Personal expenses, gratuities.