Palia Strata Route

From 77€ per person

Palia Strata Route

From 77€ 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. 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 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 are departing from Potamos, a village above Aegiali port. Step back in time: Asfondilitis is an abandoned rural settlement with houses of dry-stone walls. Followingly, explore Kapsala place, the area where monks used to live in natural caves.

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.

2. Useful Information

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

3. Extra Information

Include: Guided visit of the monastery, transfer from / to Aegiali.

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

Attention: Women must wear knee-length skirts or longer (not trousers) and men long trousers to enter the Monastery. All people must also wear long-sleeved shirts to cover shoulders. Despite the fact that the Monastery provides you with skirts, we recommend you have your own clothing.

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