Hiking Route 2


Total route length: 8 km.

The first section of the trail is a road that starts at Chorio, goes on turning left after the OTE building just before St. Eustatius chapel. Continuing on this road, you will arrive at the location "Sklavos", where you will find the signs with the marking numbers of trails 2 and 3. You follow them up to the old, yet very well-preserved cobbled-road that passes through olive groves, vegetable gardens and picturesque stone walls.


A bit after passing by two old stone farmhouses on the left of the old cobbled-road (about 800 m. from the starting point at Sklavos) you will see on your right side a junction to the trail number 3. You will have to continue on the trail number 2 ignoring the following junction that leads to Makropounta and slightly descends heading to the south.

After reaching a farmhouse, the landscape changes and you are now hiking on a ground of uniquely formed geological rocks that lacks vegetation. These unique rock formations will rouse your imagination until, after reaching a small mound, you will see in front of you "Skiadi", a monolith stone in the shape of a mushroom, a rare geological formation whose shade can offer you a place to rest, since it looks like a tree made of stone. After getting some rest, you follow the marking sing number 2 and you go down the slope while enjoying a wild scenery. You arrive at the bed of a stream, continue on the opposite side going up and then turn left until you find again the old cobbled-road which the farmers of the island used to take to get to the place where they kept their money. Now, at about the same level, overlooking the northern coasts of Milos from the south and deserted farmhouses from the west, you move following the signs, you pass by and old corral that you will see on your right side and then gradually the landscape is once again surrounded by olive gropes. Soon, further down the road appears first the small, yet very beautiful beach "Lakos". In order to reach Lakos you will have to take a shortcut that passes through grassland. Following the path that goes downhill on the slope, you will arrive at the bed of a stream which has been turned into a dirt road. This dirt road leads to the westernmost point of "Mavrospilia" beach where you will see cottages scattered every now and then as well as big trees on the dirt road that is parallel to the beach.

Alternatively: There is the option of resuming from Mavrospilia towards Ellinika heading east, from where, at the end of the beach, there is a dirt road and the trail number 1 which you can take to get to Mavrodasos and then to a location called "Seladi". From Seladi you can follow the dirt road which will lead you back to the village, completing in this way a circular route.

Route marking number: 2, total route length: 8 km.



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Text source: Greek Cultrual Mountaineering Club- EPOS Filis