Pan’s Route

From 76€ per person

Pan’s Route

From 68€ per person

Hodophile (Greek origin): lover of roads or better ‘one who loves to travel’

1. Description

Starting from the beautiful village of Lagada and ending to the small church of Stavros, hidden high up in the ridges nearby Krikelos (or Kroukelos) mountain. It is full of natural beauty, upon walking along the impressive cliffs, enjoy the exceptional sea view. We are going to visit the monastery of Agios Ioannis Theologos, and walk across the ‘invisible’ part of the island. This is the path that the shepherds once used to take for reaching their fields up in the mountains.

Lagada is our starting point. Admire the unique Cycladic architecture and byzantine churches in one of the oldest villages of the island. Nestled on the cliffside, the church/fortress of Agia Triada (the Holy Trinity) in Lagada stands as a testament to both spiritual devotion and architectural ingenuity.

After an ascent of around 30’, Agios Ioannis Theologos monastery appears in front of you at an altitude of 515m. It used to be metochi (having a status of dependency) of the Hozoviotissa Monastery. It has distinctive characteristics of byzantine architecture. Inside the apse there is a mosaic cross, an indication that it was probably built during the iconoclasm period. Listen to the silence of this place, it has so much to say.

Passing through steep and uneven terrain, explore rocky cliffs and scenic highlights before reaching Stavros church, situated near the highest point of Kroukellos. Here, the out-of-this-world view will definitely take your breath away.

2. Useful Information

Start: Lagada
End: Lagada
Length: 9 km (5.5 miles)
Timing: 6 – 6.5 hrs

3. Extra Information

Include: Guided visit, transfer from / to Aegiali.
Don’t forget: Closed-toe walking shoes, hat, 1L reusable water bottle, sunscreen and camera.

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I long to live so that I can explore what is no less than a new world to me, Oscar Wilde