Walking on Naxos - Walking and swimming on Greek Islands

Wandern auf Rhodos Wandern auf Naxos

Dieter Graf

11 x 19 cm
144 pages
140 photos in colour

ISBN:
978-3-9819250-1-2
Sale starts from May 2018


£ 7,99 (UK)
€ 10,90 (NL)
€ 13,40 in Greece

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Description

This book describes the loveliest old walking trails. With detailed maps, GPS data and route fotos of outstanding points for better orientation. And lots of interesting facts worth knowing about the Islands of Dionysos.

Already when you sail into the harbour, you can sense the island's tremendous cultural diversity. On the left, you peer up at the enormous portal of a classical temple; on the right, you glide past a small Byzantine chapel and, towering above the huddled Cycladic city, a Venetian kástro from the Middle Ages. The city, dating back 5000 years, is one of the oldest inhabited places in the world.

When you penetrate further in to the island, you are surprised by the diversity of the fertile landscapes. An enormous rugged mountain massif – consisting of granite, gneiss and marble with three peaks rising to an altitude of almost 1000 metres – forms the background for the green heart of the island, the Tragéa plains, covered with olive groves and ancient oaks. Stretching further westwards is extensive farming land, until it meets a never-ending landscape of dunes along the seaside. Connoisseurs of small bathing bays can find wonderful spots along the rocky east coast.

However, it is not just nature which surprises with its enormous abundance. People have also left outstanding buildings during their long habitation of the island. Except in the lively Mediterranean harbour city, they tended – for reasons of security – to live in compact mountain villages which allow us, even today, to trace the tracks of old Greece. In addition to the white-washed cube houses, there are also a great number of castle-like residences from the Venetian nobility of the Middle Ages as well as fortress-like Orthodox and even Catholic monasteries. Art-lovers find not only the remains of classical temple complexes, but also monumental statues worked on by artists and left behind in ancient quarries. The Byzantine chapels from a later period house Early Medieval frescoes. Many finds from the numerous excavations on Náxos can be admired in the local museums.

For many visitors Náxos is the most beautiful island of the Cyclades, not least because it has been spared mass tourism. The pleasantly relaxed hospitality extended here will remain in the memory for a long while. Even the gods of the Greek Pantheon felt extremely comfortable here.

The regions - Updated descriptions

Naxos Naxos Naxos Naxos Naxos Donoussa Iraklia Koufonissi Naxos Schinoussa

Amorgos West
Tragea plain
Zas & Apiranthos
North

  • Naxos walk 10 Ano Sagri ⇨ Demeter-Temple ⇨ Plaka Beach
  • Naxos walk 11 Ag. Mamas ⇨ Potamia ⇨ Apano Kastro ⇨ Chalki
  • Naxos walk 12 Chalki ⇨ Tsikkalerio ⇨ Flerio ( ⇨ Melanes)
  • Naxos walk 13 Chalki ⇨ Moni ⇨ Kaloxylos ⇨ Chalki
  • Naxos walk 14 Apirantos ⇨ Fanari-Gipfel ⇨ Chalki
  • Naxos walk 15 Filoti ⇨ Berg Zas ⇨ Filoti
  • Naxos walk 16 Filoti ⇨ Ag. Marina ⇨ Moni Fotodotis ⇨ Apiranthos
  • Naxos walk 17 Koronida ⇨ Apollonas

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  • Donoussa walk 33 Ag. Stavros ⇨ Kalotaritissa ⇨ Mersini ⇨ Messaria ⇨ Ag. Stavros
  • Donoussa walk 34 Stavros ⇨ Messaria ⇨ Kedros ⇨ Stavros

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  • Iraklia walk 35 Ag. Georgios ⇨ Cave of St. John ⇨ Panagia ⇨ Ag. Georgios
  • Iraklia walk 36 Ag. Georgios ⇨ Panagia ⇨ Livadi Beach ⇨ Ag. Georgios

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  • Koufonissi walk 37 Epano Koufonissi Round tour

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  • Schinoussa walk 41 Chora ⇨ Psili Ammos (⇨ Messaria) ⇨ Chora
  • Schinoussa walk 42 Panagia ⇨ Livadi Beach ⇨ Gagavi Beach ⇨ Panagia

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  • Naxos walk 1 Galini ⇨ Amiti Beach ⇨ Pyrgos Ypsilis ⇨ Timios Stavros ( ⇨ Moni Chrisostomos ⇨ Chora)
  • Naxos walk 2 Melanes ⇨ Kalamitsia ⇨ Kato Potamia ⇨ Pano Potamia ⇨ Kouroi ⇨ Melanes (⇨Kournochori)
  • Naxos walk 3 Vivlos ⇨ Plaka⇨Beach
  • Naxos walk 4 Ano Sangri ⇨ Demeter Tempel ⇨ Plaka Beach
  • Naxos walk 5 Ano Sangri ⇨ Christos Kapelle ⇨ Demeter Tempel ⇨ Ano Sangri

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  • Naxos walk 6 Kato Sangri ⇨ Damarionas ⇨ Filoti / Chalki
  • Naxos walk 7 Timios Stavros ⇨ Tsikkalario ⇨ Chalki
  • Naxos walk 8 Timios Stavros ⇨ Kastro Apalirou ⇨ Timios Stavros
  • Naxos walk 9 Agios Mamas ⇨ Potamia ⇨ Apano Kastro ⇨ Chalki
  • Naxos walk 10 Chalki ⇨ Tsikkalerio ⇨ Kouros of Flerio ⇨ (Melanes)
  • Naxos walk 11 Chalki ⇨ Moni ⇨ Kaloxylos ⇨ Chalki
  • Naxos walk 12 Chalki ⇨ Kerami ⇨ Filoti (⇨ Chalki)

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  • Naxos walk 13 Filoti ⇨ Berg Zas ⇨ Filoti
  • Naxos walk 14 Filoti ⇨ Ag. Marina ⇨ Moni Fotodotis ⇨ Apiranthos
  • Naxos walk 15 Chimarrou ⇨ Psaropigi ⇨ Ag. Marina ⇨ Filoti
  • Naxos walk 16 Ag. Marina ⇨ Danakos ⇨ Moni Fototodis ⇨ Filoti
  • Naxos walk 17 Apiranthos ⇨ Fanari ⇨ Chalki
  • Naxos walk 18 Apiranthos ⇨ Ag. Kyriaki ⇨ Apiranthos
  • Naxos walk 19 Stavros ⇨ Kadis ⇨ Moni ⇨ Drosiani ⇨ Rachi ⇨ Chalki

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  • Naxos walk 20 Stavros ⇨ Kinidaros ⇨ Ag. Artemios ⇨ Engares
  • Naxos walk 21 Stavros ⇨ Keramoti ⇨ Skeponi ⇨ Westküste
  • Naxos walk 22 Koronos ⇨ Skado ⇨ Koronos
  • Naxos walk 23 Koronos ⇨ Ag. Konstantinos ⇨ Koronida
  • Naxos walk 24 Koronos ⇨ Lionas
  • Naxos walk 25 Koronida ⇨ Apollonas

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Press reviews:

Press
This pictorial walking guide helps you reach your destination safely: each description includes a detailed map of the area, while photos of important crossings help you find your bearings, request help from a local and serve as a stimulus. The actual walking time acts as a personal control.    ADAC Travel Magazine
Press
Press The autor describes in detail the character and the different sights along the whole route. The times at certain stages of the walks are extremely useful.    Die Welt, Hamburg

Precisely described hiking tracks with many useful route photos.    


Whoever follows Dieter Graf conquers the Cyclades on foot.    
The paperback fits nicely into your pocket.    Die Yacht

A good read for all hiking enthusiasts.   Globo


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