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Chalki to Melanes

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By bus or taxi to Chalki. Today you will explore the fertile inlands of Naxos: Tragea with its huge olive groves and surrounding mountains. Via old cobbled stone paths you walk via the Venetian fortress Ano Kastro to the ancient marble quarry with a half finished statue (Kouros). Then a little bit further you will end up in Melanes. You travel back to Naxos Chora by bus or taxi.
moderate
Distance 17.4 km
6:30 h
520 m
518 m
You walk through a wild granite landscape to the Kouros of Melanes, then through a beautiful valley via Kournochori to Melanes. If you wish you can end your walk here. If you continue you will walk on narrow paths via the ruins of the Jesuit Convent and Kalmitsia to Mesi Potamia. Here you walk along a stream to Pano Potamia, then walk back to Chalki on the same track as in the morning.
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Sheona Proven
Update: May 12, 2020
Difficulty
moderate
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Highest point
337 m
Lowest point
42 m
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Start

Chalki (280 m)
Coordinates:
DD
37.062965, 25.482772
DMS
37°03'46.7"N 25°28'58.0"E
UTM
35S 365109 4102933
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Destination

Melanes

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Coordinates

DD
37.062965, 25.482772
DMS
37°03'46.7"N 25°28'58.0"E
UTM
35S 365109 4102933
w3w 
///limitation.carsick.replicate
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Nikolaus Werner
March 28, 2019 · Community
nice because of the variety of the landscape you are going to see.
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When did you do this route? March 25, 2019

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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
17.4 km
Duration
6:30 h
Ascent
520 m
Descent
518 m

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