Come join us on a journey of exploration into the ancient word, Methexis.
Group Size Small Group
This word encompasses the ideas of mental elevation, inner connection, and external communication. Along the way, we’ll be surrounded by beautiful scents, intriguing myths, and stunning landscapes, making for an uplifting experience.
During our journey north, we’ll have the opportunity to visit the Byzantine church of Agios Mamas, known as the protector of shepherds, and take in its beauty. As we cycle towards Halki, the artistic capital of the island, we can either choose to leave our bikes and stroll leisurely through the village’s charming alleys, enjoying sweet treats at the delightful cafes, or embark on a 10-minute hike to explore one of Naxos’ hidden gems, a stunning Byzantine temple located in a breathtaking setting. If you’re a fan of folklore, let us know, and we can arrange a special visit to a small, family-owned museum of folklore or a traditional pottery.
As we make our way back, we’ll have something to look forward to – a local winery where we can unwind and indulge in a divine tasting of Naxos-produced wines, paired with fresh local cheese, vegetables, and extra virgin olive oil. This picturesque vineyard comes complete with a chapel, a threshing floor, and a friendly and knowledgeable host, making for a truly memorable experience.
Duration: 5 hours
Distance covered: 30 – 35 kms
Difficulty: Medium, no particular fitness level required
Start Time: 8am – 9am
Essentials: Sunscreen, sunglasses, shoes for the ride.
· Byzantine temple x 2
· Halki village
· Winery tour
· Folklore museum / pottery
· Wine & local delicacies tasting
- All legal taxes
- All entrance fees
- Use of a purpose built Aurelia e-assist bike with gear
- Baby seat, if needed
- Aurelia’s local escort
- Communication system with transmitter and receivers
- Morning snack and water 1,5lt/person
- Coffee/ sweets in Halki
- Wine tasting
- Pick up & drop off (ask for arrangement)