ELaiolithos – Moni – Kaloxilos – Chalkio – Agios Georgios Diasoritis – Monitsia – Panagia Rachidiotissa – Panagia Drosiani – ELaiolithos

This trail follows a circular route around the largest part of the olive grove and the “Aegean Byzantine Mystras Park” of Drimalia/Traghaia, through the distinct character settlements of Chalkio – the old commercial and administrative center in the Naxos uplands.

Points of interest along this route:
  • Byzantine Church of Panagia Drossiani (6th c., Moni)
  • Byzantine Church of Agios Antonios (13th c., Monitsia)
  • Byzantine Church of Agios Nikolaos – Agios Dimitrios (13th c. Monitsia)
  • Byzantine Church of Taxiarchis, Rachi (17-18th c., Rachi, Monitsia)
  • Byzantine Church of Panagia Rachidiotissa (12th -14th c., Rachi)
  • Byzantine Church of Agios Issidoros (6th -7th c., Rachi, Monitsia)
  • Kaloxylos spring – fountain
  • Byzantine Church of Agios Nikolaos (11th c., Akadimi)
  • Byzantine Church of Panagia Akadimiotissa (11th -13th c., Akadimi)
  • Markopolitis/Papadakis tower house (18th c., Akadimi)
  • Byzantine Church of Agios Georgios Diassoritis (10th -11th c., Chalki)
  • Barozzi/Gratsias/Fragopoulos tower house (17th c., Chalki)
  • Byzantine Church of Panagia Protothronos (Chalki)
  • Byzantine Church (11th -13th c.) and spring of Agia Marina (Chalki)
  • Traditional watermill (Moni area)
  • Byzantine Church of Agios Ioannis Prodromos (11th -13th c., Kerami)
  • Markopolitis/Kalavros tower house (18th c., Kerami)
  • Byzantine Church of Agii Apostoli (10th -11th c., Metochi)

Level: Moderate

Duration: 4 hrs

Distance: 7 Km

Recommended Seasons: All year round