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Climbing the Zas Mountain is best done in the early hours of the morning, when the sun is yet to release its burning midday rays. There are several departure points (starting from Filoti, for example) and route directions are displayed along the way. From the hilltop, stunning views over the valleys and sea below unfold.
- Address: Zas Mountain, Naxos
Do & See
Whether it is beach relaxation, active pursuits, ancient ruins, or even museums that you're looking for — Naxos has it all. Sites of particular interest include the gate-shaped Portara, Venetian Kastro, the beautiful hiking trails inland (towards the village of Halki, containing the historic Vallindras citrus distillery), and the island's sparse (yet present) archaeological sites.