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Two days of hiking in beautiful weather

I said the first day here on Naxos that we should walk over to the temple of Poseidon every day to take a photo. We walked there twice in a month…. In sommerseason you can`t take any photo here without people… and are you lucky you will have the sunset in the temple.

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The rain was coming in from west and we had to fine shelter for a while.

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Apeiranthos – Panagia Fanariotissa Church

After a couple of very windy days the wind calmed down and it was time to do a hike again. Since it was still some wind from west we decided to drive to Apeiranthos on the eastcoast of the island.

We had a quick stop on the way to take a few photos of the view.

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Stunning views in all directions!

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Apeiranthos is Naxos` third largest town.

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We parked just outside the village and walked through town. There was some marks but we followed alltrails.com. When we came outside the village it was easier to follow the trail. After the village it was stright up the hill!

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And only after 10 minutes you will have a nice view towards Apeiranthos.

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It was easy to follow the trail here.

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After the first steep hill it was better, but not flat!

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Because it was still much wind in Naxos town I brought extra clothes to this hike. That was not necessary, here it was no wind!

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On top of the hill and we can see towards Moni on the east side of the hill.

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Up the next hill to the church, the first part was like an old road. The church is on top of the “white” hill.

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The last part is steep again and at the end it was stairs.

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And what a place! It is like a platou on the top of the hill and there you will find this small church.

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And the view is amazing!

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Here we had a rest with lunch, and still it was no wind!!

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After a good break at the peak it was time to walk back to Apeiranthos,

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The town in front.

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Here is our track from this hike:

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A video from this hike:

Chalki – Moni aroundtrip

Then it was time to walk from Chalki to Moni. This is not uphill, most of it, just at the end close to Moni it is more steep.

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It was hard to find the beginning of this trail. Don`t follow alltrails.com in the beginning. Park the car at the parking lot and walk down the main street, after 100 meters you will see the sign and the correct place to start this hike. In the beginning you will see many churches and also ruins from abandoned houses.

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Up there is Moni. When you first find the trail it is well marked.

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You walk through forrest and agricultural land.

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And yes, it is well marked!

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I didn`t pick this mushroom to eat!

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After the steep hill up to Moni you arrive at this church. Unfortunately it was closed.

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Up the hill!

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We walked through Moni but only after 50 meters the trail started south to Chalki, so we didn`t see much of the village. But pritty quiet and not much people to see around.

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The mountain we hiked the day before. The church is on the top to the right. In the middle of this mountain there are stairs to walk up, and we will go there later!

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On the way down to Chalki.

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Some old trees!

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If you see me you can see how huge the tree is!

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Right before we came back to Chalki we walked through the village of Drymalia and there we met theese cute dogs.

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Some nice paintings on the doors in this village.

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A nice small village.

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The church in Drymalia

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We walked back to the parking lot, but before leaving back to town we walked down the street to check out where the trail started. Here is the sign you shall follow!!

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Here is the track from this hike. I have marked on the map where to start.

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Here is a video from this hike:

When we came back to the marina it was more quiet. The geese couple was living in the marina.

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In the next post we are celebrating Christmas and meeting new friends!

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