Route:Chorio - Skiadi - Mavrospilia beach
Degree of difficulty: easy up to Skiadi, then medium.
The first section is the same as route . From the sign to Ellinika beach, continue 250 meters on the dirt road and you come across a sign (the beginning of the routes ,  and  photo 6).
Follow shortly a narrow dirt road and then a cobbled path in very good condition among olive groves, fields and picturesque dry stone walls.
A little further down from two old farmhouses, you will come across a junction for route  (signpost).
Continue on the main path past the next junction leading to Makropounta and Vroulidia beaches (Routes  and [6A]) then slightly downhill to the south.
When you reach a farmhouse, the landscape changes and you start walking on rocky terrain without vegetation.
The strange geological formations are an introduction to what you will see in a while on the hill in front of you: the «Skiadi» photo 7), a giant stone mushroom made of volcanic rocks, a unique geological formation; Its name is an alteration of the word shadow and indeed you can rest under it.
From «Skiadi», follow the sign  on a descending slope with no clear path (photo 4) until you reach the bed of a small stream.
Cross the stream, go directly uphill then turn left until you find again a cobbled path used by the island’s farmers. You are overlooking the coast of Milos and some beautiful deserted stone farmhouses (photo 8).
Follow the path downhill and reach the bed of a stream that has been turned into a dirt road.
It leads you to the westernmost edge of Mavrospilia beach, where there are some houses and at the far end a sandy beach with tamarisks.
Return: You can continue from the beach of Mavrospilia to Ellinika and from there to the bus stop at Dekas beach or follow route uphill towards Chorio.
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Text and photos: Kimolos Highschool Environmental Team