Palia Strata Route

From 60€ per person

Palia Strata Route

From 60€ per person

A walk in nature walks the soul back home, Mary Davis

1. Description

Palia Strata, as the name itself says (old walk in Greek), follows ancient route once used for communication and trading purposes. Most of its length coincides with the ancient road which connected Minoa with Aegiali. Walk through this ancient path setting off from Aegiali bay and ending to the renowned Monastery of Panagia Hozoviotissa. A great route for revitalizing body and mind. Join us in a hike, led by our expert guides through some important cultural and historical attractions while walking up to the cliffs and gazing the breath-taking view over the sea on the way!  

The “old road” of Amorgos, as it is called nowadays, is the most popular long-distance route to savour and is passing through the crest of a mountain at an altitude of 350-400 meters, on a coastal path.

We will be departing from Potamos, a village above Aegiali port, on a moderate hike and with no important elevation changes. Step back in time, before reaching the monastery of Ηozoviotissa: Asfondilitis is an abandoned rural settlement with houses made of dry-stone walls. Followingly, explore Kapsala place, the area where monks used to live in natural caves before Monastery’s building.

Let yourself admire the unrivalled sea view of the ‘Big Blue’ and finally enter into the iconic Monastery of Panagia (Virgin Mary) Hozoviotissa – the second oldest monastery in Greece. After this visit, enjoy a stroll around in the beautiful village of Chora, where we are going to have our lunch in a taverna.

2. Useful Information

Start: Potamos
End: Chora
Length: 13 km (8 miles)
Timing: 8 hrs

3. Extra Information

Include: Guided visit of the monastery, meal, transfer.
DOES NOT include: Drinks.

Don’t forget: Walking shoes, hat, 1L water bottle, camera.

4. Pricing

Individual Price: 70€ per person
Group Price: 60€ per person (For more than 6 persons)

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