If you are arriving by bus and intend to climb Mount Zas you should start from the steps opposite the taverna Baboulas at the main square. This is a round-trip walk of three to four hours on partly marked trails to the summit, a climb that rewards you with an astounding panorama of virtually the whole of Náxos and its Cycladic neighbours. The initial path out of the village climbs up to rejoin the road to Apóllonas. The final approach trail begins beside the small Ayía Marína chapel. You can return to Filóti via the trail to the150m-deep Zas Cave, which is also accessed by a separate route through Ariés, ten minutes’ drive from Filóti.
If you have your own transport, you can drive all the way to Ayía Marína and continue on from there.