Hiking// Southern cave

This full day adventure begins with a 1.5h drive from the  west to the east coast of Naxos, through breathtaking landscapes and beautiful villages. We end up at Panermos bay, the most secluded place a car can take you. Palm trees and crystal clear water are the first things that will catch your eye in this remote beach. An ideal spot sheltered from the strong north winds (meltemi).

 Soon we are on our way and  we hike on one of the most picturesque trail of the island. Next to the sea side, a bit rocky, through thick bushes and pebble beaches. And all these with the constant amazing view of the small Cyclades islands (both Koufonisi islands, Schinousa and Iraklia). We continue on the same landscape till we reach the small bay where Rina’s sea cave is located. Cliff diving in the turquoise water and swimming in this 30 meter (100ft) long sea cave are the highlights of our final destination.

On the way back we will not hike, but we’ll get aboard a traditional Cycladic wooden boat that will take us back to Panermos bay. Our day will be over with a traditional lunch in one of the villages on our way back to Naxos town.


Hiking distance: 6km (3.7miles) one way, return to Panermos aboard a traditional wooden boat

Difficulty: moderate

Starting time: after breakfast, approx. 08.30 a.m.

Total duration: approx. 8h


We provide

  • Local certified guide
  • Hotel pick up/ drop off
  • Trekking poles
  • Backpack
  • Headlamp
  • Snack
  • Lunch at the village
  • First aid kit

You should wear/bring

  • Hiking pants
  • Quick dry t-shirt
  • Approach/hiking shoes
  • Hat/buffer
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Bathing suit
  • Beach towel
  • Windbreaker
  • Water bottle (we encourage our guests to bring reusable and not single-use plastic water bottles! If you don’t have one, we can provide you with one from our own merchandise. 750ml/25oz)

    max. group size is 6 people (Exceptions for bigger groups after further arrangement)

    From 200€ p.p, 2 people minimum