Naxos Hiking Trail 4

Hiking from Chalki to Moni and back

  • Circular: Chalki (Tragea) - Agia Marina - Monoitsia - Rachidiotissa - Drosiani - Moni - Kaloxylos - Acadimi - Chalki
  • Distance: 7,2km
  • Duration: 2h 10'
  • Difficulty: Moderate
  • Bus Routes: Here

Hiking Naxos - Trekking route 4 - Chalki - Greece

The map of hiking trail 4. Naxos Chalki.
The starting point of the Trail 4 Chalki Akadimi Kaloxilos Agios Georgios Diasoritis, a Byzantine church of the 11th century. Taxiarchis, a Byzantine church of the 7th - 8th century. Agios Isidoros, a Byzantine church of the 6th - 7th century. An important junction. Panagia Drosiani, a Byzantine church of 6th century. Entering Moni. Moni Leaving Moni Village. Enjoy the view! Kaloxilos Panagia Rachidiotissa, a Byzantine church of the 12th - 14th century. The 17th century tower Barozzi Gratsia.

The starting point of the Trail 4

Trail 4 starting point | Trekking | Halki | Naxos | Naxostrek | Greece

Chalki

Akadimi

Kaloxilos

Agios Georgios Diasoritis, a Byzantine church of the 11th century.

Agios Georgios Diasoritis | Hiking | Naxos | Naxostrek

Taxiarchis, a Byzantine church of the 7th - 8th century.

Πεζοπορία στο μονοπάτι 4 της Νάξου. Χαλκί

Agios Isidoros, a Byzantine church of the 6th - 7th century.

Agios Isidoros Trekking Trail 4 Halki Naxos Greece

An important junction.

Πεζοπορία στο μονοπάτι 4 της Νάξου. Χαλκί

Panagia Drosiani, a Byzantine church of 6th century.

Panagia Drosiani Byzantine church Hiking Halki Naxos Greece

Entering Moni.

Πεζοπορία στο μονοπάτι 4 της Νάξου. Χαλκί

Moni

Leaving Moni Village.

Πεζοπορία στο μονοπάτι 4 της Νάξου. Χαλκί

Enjoy the view!

Πεζοπορία στο μονοπάτι 4 της Νάξου. Χαλκί

Kaloxilos

Πεζοπορία στο μονοπάτι 4 της Νάξου. Χαλκί

Panagia Rachidiotissa, a Byzantine church of the 12th - 14th century.

Πεζοπορία στο μονοπάτι 4 της Νάξου. Χαλκί

The 17th century tower Barozzi Gratsia.

Barozzi - Gratsia Tower. Trekking Trail 4, Halki, Naxos, Greece | Naxostrek

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Trail 4 starts and ends at Chalki. Chalki is also known as Halki or Tragea and it is located at the center of Naxos. It is 16 km away from Hora and can be reached by bus. At Chalki you will come into contact with its neoclassical buildings, the church Panagia Protothronos (9th century) and the Venetian Tower Barozzi-Gratsia.

Leaving the village of Chalki and heading towards the village of Moni, you will encounter many Byzantine churches. The most famous are Agios Georgios Diasoritis and Panagia Drosiani. The first one is near Chalki and the second one near Moni.

The village of Moni is the highest point of the the trail, almost at 500 meters. As you continue the hike, you will get to the village Kaloxilos. Near Kaloxilos you will find the Byzantine church Panagia Damiotissa. The trail continues to Akadimi village where you can see the Markopolitis tower. The walk ends with Barozzi Gratsia tower, at Chalki.

Along the route you will come into direct contact with a forested landscape, smooth dirt paths, places with dense and low vegetation. Long trousers and closed shoes are ideal for walking the trail.

Photo Guide

Trail 4 starting point | Trekking | Halki | Naxos | Naxostrek | Greece
Altitude: 314m

The starting point of the Trail 4 is the bus stop at Halki. You can find more information about the bus routes here.
Opposite the station is Panagia Protothronos, a Byzantine church from the 9th century.

Continue straight and then turn left at the point indicated by the marker.
Trail 4 starting point | Trekking | Halki | Naxos | Naxostrek | Greece
On the wall next to the pharmacy there is a wooden plaque with information about Trail 4. Specifically, there is some information about the duration of the walk until the village of Monoitsia, the church of Drosiani and the village of Moni. Continue straight as indicated by the sign.
 
 
Continue straight on.
 

 

Agia Marina, a Byzantine church of the 11th - 13th century. Follow the left path at the intersection.

You may make a small detour towards left in order to visit the Byzantine church of Agios Georgios Diasoritis. Otherwise, continue right to the village of Monoitsia.
Agios Georgios Diasoritis | Hiking | Naxos | Naxostrek
You reach Agios Georgios Diasoritis, a Byzantine church of the 11th century.
Agios Georgios Diasoritis | Hiking | Naxos | Naxostrek
Follow the right path towards the village of Monoitsia.
At this point there is a junction. Continue straight to the village of Monoitsia as indicated by the sign.
You are in the village of Monoitsia. The left path leads to the Byzantine church Taxiarchis while the right path leads towards the village of Moni.
Following the path to Taxiarchis, you will encounter a stone wall as seen in the picture. Climb over the steps on the wall and continue straight to the temple.
Taxiarchis, a Byzantine church of the 7th - 8th century, which was restored in 2010.
Continue straight to Moni village.
At this point on the route you will encounter the church of Agios Nicholaos. Follow the left path.
Continue straight to Moni village.
 
 
The left path leads to the temple of Agios Isidoros while right leads towards the village of Moni.
Head to the temple of Agios Isidoros, following the sign on the stone wall which directs us left.
Climb the stone steps and continue right.

 
Agios Isidoros Trekking Trail 4 Halki Naxos Greece
Altitude: 337m

Agios Isidoros, a Byzantine church of the 6th - 7th century. The church is abandoned and partially ruined.
Agios Isidoros Trekking Trail 4 Halki Naxos Greece
Follow the right path towards the village of Moni.
 Approaching the church of Panagia Rachidiotissa, follow the right path.
Panagia Rachidiotissa, a Byzantine church of the 12th - 14th century.

Continue for 40 meters and then turn left at the point indicated by the marker in the next picture.

 
Follow the sign, descending parallel to the stream.
 
Along the route there are a number of wire fences used by shepherds to hold their flocks in check. At this point, open the wire fence not forgetting to close it behind you.
Continue straight for 50 meters and then turn right at the point indicated by the marker in the next picture.

 


 
 

 
Open the wire fence not forgetting to close it after passing by. Follow the route indicated by the marker.
Altitude: 360m

Follow the marker.
 
Panagia Drosiani Byzantine church Hiking Halki Naxos Greece
Altitude: 430m

Panagia Drosiani, a Byzantine church of 6th century.

Panagia Drosiani Byzantine church Hiking Halki Naxos Greece
Continue straight towards the village of Moni.
 
 

You are in the village of Moni.
 

Altitude: 491m

Upon encountering the house marked with the number 56, follow the right path.
 
 
 
 
 
At the junction, follow the left path.
 
Altitude: 418m

Whatever season you choose to walk this path,the astonishing view at this point of the route will enchant you.

 
 
Continue straight towards the village of Kaloxilos.
You are in the village of Kaloxilos.
Pass through the picturesque narrow lanes of Kaloxilos.
 
 
 
 
At this point, cross the main asphalt road and then follow the right path towards the village of Akadimi.
Barozzi - Gratsia Tower. Trekking Trail 4, Halki, Naxos, Greece | Naxostrek
The 17th century tower Barozzi Gratsia
Barozzi - Gratsia Tower. Trekking Trail 4, Halki, Naxos, Greece | Naxostrek

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