Drive & Walk: Naoussa, Lefkes & Byzantine Way
A trip-full of Paros essence: ‘Drive and Walk’ activity that starts with Naoussa port & village visit and then takes you up on the hills to Lefkes village to explore whitewashed alleys & stacked houses. An easy hike on the herb-scented Byzantine Way will lead to quaint Prodromos village, where Greek coffee & pastry rounds-off the experience nicely!Private tour for up to 6 persons- includes hotel pick-up & transfer.
Description A private tour by car & on foot which gives you a true “feel of the place”; it includes guided visits to three traditional villages and an easy hike on an ancient trail in the Parian countryside, as well as a traditional coffee break.
We pick you up from your hotel in our minivan and drive you to Naoussa for a short tour of the traditional town center and the picturesque port with its remains of the Frankish (Venetian) fort. We then drive you to Lefkes in the island’s interior, and start with a short tour of the village. Perched high on the hills but still invisible from the sea, Lefkes is the heart of an older, agricultural Paros, with narrow, winding alleys, white-washed stacked houses and an impressive marble-built cathedral. We soon find ourselves on the Byzantine Way, a centuries-old marble-paved footpath to the next village and the port to Naxos. The path is often paved with marble plates and offers beautiful views of Parian nature as it winds around traditionally tiered hillsides with olive groves, old vineyards and grain fields; in springtime, it is also full of aromas of thyme, oregano, sage and other herbs that skirt the trail. There are some uphill parts to the walk but nothing too difficult.
The 4.5km & 1h30m-long hike ends at the village of Prodromos with its labyrinthine alleys and small chapels, where a nice Greek coffee-and-pastry break will reward your efforts in an authentic Cycladic setting.
The return to your hotel is a short drive along an alternate route to enjoy more of the Parian countryside.
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In a nutshell [Paros Essence: Traditional villages & countryside] Tradition/nature/countryside, easy, drive=25km & walk=5km, duration: 4h (incl. stops).