hiking Naxos greek islands
hiking Naxos greek islands

Hiking the Danakos ravine

Springs, oaks and plane trees in the heart of Naxos

The hiking trail of Danakos ravine starts at one of the island’s oldest settlements, the small but attractive village of Danakos, well-known for its clear water springs, situated at the foot of Mt. Zas. Initially stone-paved and uphill, the trail crosses an oak-forested area, just before reaching the fortified monastery of Christ Photodotis with its outstanding aniconic frescoes.

An easy hike leads us to the church of Agia Marina, where an old footpath, descending in parallel to the lush gorge, crosses a forested landscape full of oaks and plane trees. The picturesque fountainhead under a giant and shady plane tree is the best place to end our impressive walk.

How to book

This moderate hiking tour lasts for 3 hours and it is ideal for families with children over 10 years old. It operates throughout the year and it cannot be booked independently, but as part of a multi-day tailormade trip in the Greek Islands.

Please contact your MAMAKITA family travel specialist to tailor your trip to your family needs, budget and age of kids by filling in this form. We strongly advise you to make your request at least one month before the starting date of your trip, and ideally 3 months in advance, if your travel dates include July and August, the peak months for family vacations in Greece.