The route starts at the beach of Livadia in Parikia, continues along Elytas River among the plane trees and the early Christian church, heads uphill towards the Marathi plateau, passes beside the Ancient Quarries, where the renowned Parian marble Lychnitis was extracted and used to create the best sculptures and works of art in antiquity and the Roman era.
A short detour leads to Kostos, a beautiful village and the birthplace of revered teacher Athanasios the Parian.
The path at Apati in Lefkes passes through olive groves with centenarian olive trees (classified as monuments of nature). Take a break in the shady cobblestone streets of Lefkes, a village considered to be one of the most beautiful in the entire Aegean, with traditional cafés, old general stores, neoclassical mansions and the House of Literature. Every nook and cranny begs to be photographed. The duration of the hike thus far is 4 hours.
The section from Lefkes to Prodromos is the best-preserved and most reputable component of the route. The Byzantine Road starts at Louki's café in Lefkes. The trail, whose history dates back to the Byzantine era (1,000 AD), is 3.5 kilometers long and is paved with Parian marble.
Except for 150 to 200 meters, the trail is downhill and takes approximately 45 minutes to walk. It is also ideal for mountain biking.
The first few meters are uphill along the slope of a ridge, through cultivated land, low vegetation and a few trees. You will find yourself above a ravine, walking parallel to the asphalt road. The sea, the west coast of Naxos and the mountains of Ikaria are visible in the distance. Head down into the ravine before the next incline and after 200 meters there is an opening with a clear view of Naxos. The rest of the hike is downhill to Prodromos, with Molos beach on the left and Kefalos and Antikefalos hills to the right and left of it respectively.