Route: CHORIO-KSEVRI-MATSA-GADAROMANTRA-MONASTIRIA-ORMOS SOUFI
Total route length: 6,5 km.
The first section of the path is a road that starts at Chorio and goes on turning left after the OTE building, just before St. Eustatius chapel. You follow a very well-kept cobble-road that passes through terraces of cultivated olive groves and stone walls made by the typical colorful rocks of Kimolos.
On your lower right side you will find another cobbled-road where you'll see the unique old stone bridge of the island, as well as the eastern trail and road network of the island. Moving on to Ksevri area, you can see all around the scattered chapels of Kimolos' countryside and the geological terrain of the –almost round- island. Going up the road without having to climb any steep slopes, a bit further from the St. Catherine's chapel, you will reach a dirt road that will lead you to a junction of dirt roads. There you will have to follow the path that is a bit further down the road, on your left side and has the marking sign number 4. At first the trail descends the mountainside, then it passes through a location called "Gadaromantra", alongside the creek that in some spots forms ponds of water that are maintained even throughout the summer period. When reaching a junction, you will always need to keep following the marking signs with the number 4. You will pass by a building that you will see on the left, and then for some meters you will notice that the path is not easily distinguished. However, a bit later the trail moves on in the bed of a stream and it is in a very good condition, wide and fordable , while surrounded by the mountain slopes both on the left and the right side. This great trail will lead you through vineyards and dense reeds to Monastiria beach which is located north and where you can enjoy the ocean waves and the wonderful sand. You will have to keep walking until you reach the rocks on the left side of the coast and then, following the marking sign 4 that's on the rocks, you will arrive at Soufi Bay, that very efficiently offers shelter from the wind, in 15 minutes' time, after walking for a bit on a path section above the sea. On this sandy shore there are trees offering shade and 2 boat-houses. If you climb on the rocks at the end of the coast ( you can see them from the path), you will be impressed by the spectacular, colorful, some smooth and some rough rocks.
Route marking number: 4 Total route length: 6,5 km.
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Text source: Greek Cultrual Mountaineering Club- EPOS Filis