An interesting hike on Mt Oxa and the site of ancient Naxos in the greater area of Elounda.
We start our hike from the village of Ellinika, at 145m a.s.l. A dirt road brings us to the foot of Mt Oxa, on the southeastern side. Our ascend follows an ancient damaged path up to 540m, where ancient Naxos used to be. The view over Spinalonga peninsula and Mirabello bay from up there is majestic. Then we move along the mountain to the highest point, at 555m, where a small chapel stands.
We continue following a path on the northwestern side down to a dirt road. Then a steep path down and a dirt road lead us to Elounda.
Track length: 10.5 km The track can be seen on wikiloc.
Leader: Nana Koutsandreou • Hiking hours: 5 • Difficulty Rate: 1
Departure: 08.30 from the Archaeological Museum.
Information – Registration: Monday to Friday, 20.30 – 22.30, at the Mountaineering Club Office, 53 Dikeosynis st., telephone number: 2810-227609.