Best Hikes in Europe

Best Hikes in Europe: Our 20 Favorite Day Hikes

Julie Europe 30 Comments

Europe is one of our favorite places to go hiking. There’s no better way to explore the dramatic and varied landscapes here, from the snow-capped Alps to coastal trails to the remote, volcanic interior of Iceland. In this guide we list 20 of the best hikes in Europe, 20 amazing ways to explore this beautiful continent. About the Hikes on …

10 Day Greece Itinerary

10 Day Greece Itinerary: Santorini, Naxos, Mykonos & Athens

Julie Greece, Itinerary 52 Comments

On this 10-day Greece itinerary, visit three beautiful Greek islands and the city of Athens. Start in Santorini, a volcanic island that is dotted with picture-perfect villages and is famous for its legendary sunsets. Next, travel to Naxos, a quieter, greener island that is easier on the wallet and an unexpected surprise for many travelers. Spend a day in Mykonos, …

Apano Kastro

How to Hike to Apano Kastro in Naxos, Greece

Julie Greece 8 Comments

Hiking to Apano Kastro was our favorite “unexpected” surprise in Naxos. This is a wonderful short hike to the ruins of ancient Venetian citadel. Explore the ancient ruins and get one of the best views over the island of Naxos. When researching things to do on Naxos, photos of Apano Kastro caught my eye. However, when we did this, there …

Naxos Village Walk

Walking the Naxos Village Trail: Melanes, Myli & the Kouroi

Julie Greece 6 Comments

The center of Naxos is mountainous and dotted with small, picturesque villages. It is a beautiful area and it looks remotely different from the landscapes we saw on Mykonos and Santorini. Naxos is green, forested, idyllic, and much quieter than the other islands. If you are looking for a very nice, easy walk that takes you through several villages and …