The Mountain Of God Zeus

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Why did locals name a 1004m height mountain after the King of Gods? What are the stories written into the landscape, the remnants of former times? Witness the rock carved with the ancient inscription «ΟΡΟΣ ΔΙΟΣ ΜΗΛΩΣΙΟΥ» among the rocky landscape. After you catch your breath on your way uphill, you will breathe widely enjoying the view of Aegean Sea.
A climb to the summit of Mt. Zas, the highest peak of Cycladic islands. Walking up the old footpath which connects Agia Marina (St. Marina) with the summit of the mountain, we encounter interesting and rare species of fauna and flora. During the trek, we can also admire unique views of the Aegean Sea and the surrounding islands.

Level: moderate to demanding
Duration: 3h (plus driving time 2+ h)
Distance: 5.6 km
Other Technical Details: Elevation gain: 662m, elevation loss: -662m, maximum inclination: 38.3% (asc.) -53.8% (desc.), average inclination: 16.3% (asc.) -17.8% (desc.)
Recommended seasons:
All year round (except very windy days). On hot sunny days the starting time is suggested to be really early in the morning.
Note: Hiking shoes, hat and a backpack are strongly recommended.


  • Flexible starting time, certified interpretation guide, guided tour in the interior of all the available sights or spots of interest, bottled water, bio local refreshment, a snack and all the taxes.


  • Personal expenses, gratuities and donations.
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