Hiking Route 6


Total route length: 8,3 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.

Soon after passing by two old stone farmhouses from the left side of the old cobble-road (approx. 800 m. from the beginning of the route at Sklavos), you will see on your right side a junction with the path number 3. You should continue on the path number 2. At the next junction you come across, you will see a sign that says "Patelida" and "Makropounta" and you will turn right to follow this path. From the point where the junction with the path number 2 is, the trail traverses smoothly until it reaches the trail junction that we see in our map. From this point, the trail goes up a rough, rocky and almost inaccessible due to thorny short plants path, until it reaches the building/house and the viewpoint. The path/cobble-road is paved with stones for the most part and is not marked. Moving on, you arrive at a plateau, a "patelida" (limpet) as it is called in the local dialect, with threshing floors and scattered abandoned, old farmhouses, a sign of frequent agricultural activity in the recent past of the island's life. If you do not follow the uphill trail and continue walking towards Makropounta, traverse until you reach the floor 2 that overlooks the sea, offering a great view. Then you head north for a little bit, descending smoothly on a path-ridge; then,as soon as you pass by a ruin, you head southwest at first and then west on a not very easily distinguished trail until you are led to Makropounta beach, which is constantly visible during our well-designed route.

Route marking number: 6 Total route length: 8,3 km.



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Text source: Greek Cultrual Mountaineering Club- EPOS Filis