Vakóni - Aladinoú - Fállika - Pétrias - Vrachnoú - Chóra
This is a
hike, following some
Fállika, trails which
a few years ago were often
impassable because of the
vegetation. There are some
difficult sections, but in
general, the trails and the views are great.
In addition, the
signaling with hiking signs
and trail markers  is excellent.
Deserves the maximum of ****.
The hiking sign at the beginning of walk .
You go down 95 steps painted in white, then you continue straight on a small concrete road  and you go down a little further on the concrete steps to the LEFT (sign and ) – straight ahead, you could visit the source of Skadalórema...
You descend about 115 steps between the houses, and then you keep to the left until you reach a second source; to the left, you could walk to a third source and the church of Agia Triáda, but you descend to the RIGHT , in the direction of the Káto Vrýsi ("The source from below") : so you go down 52 steps which are a bit overgrown, until that source. Later on, an old paved trail descends along an irrigation gutter and some water pipes; a narrow cemented path  then continues between and next to the houses and a concrete staircase descends to a small asphalt road, underneath the church of Agia Triáda - a clear sign +  points here to the right.
(0h10) You follow this road for a little more than one minute, then you descend the white steps to the right - some hiking signs show here the direction of another source, the Chamóvrysi (signs and ). You go down to the right, until you get next to a house and descend another 90 steps, down to the asphalt road. You go right and you thus arrive at the bridge of Aladinoú.
The bridge of Aladinoú.
The old bridge crosses the "Megálos Potamós" ("The Great River"), which has its source on the other side of the island, near the village of Zaganiáris. Downstream, there is thus also the famous bridge of Stichioméni, where the walk  that leads from Messariá to the monastery of Panachrántou, passes. The river flows into the sea near Chóra, on the beach of Parapórti.
The bridge of Aladinoú, from the edge of the water.
You pass the bridge and
you discover in front of you very visible
signs (and an old road
sign): by following the
stairs up to the right, you could
follow the little walk
[18a] to the cave
and possibly to the villages
of Sasá and
Kouréli - see the walk
Kouréli - Sasá -
The nice path between Aladinoú and Fállika.
[It only takes a quarter of an hour to follow the beautiful path [1c] and a magnificent staircase in order to reach the bridge of Stichioméni, which is on the route of walk .]
(0h28) You continue to climb to the right : this trail has been cleared recently, as it was impassable a few years ago! Sometimes it is dug in or it continues along a high wall, later on it has nice steps. After some concrete steps, you still get to the road, but the trail continues straight across . About 3 minutes later, you keep to the left, you cross the asphalt road again and continue just opposite . You arrive on concrete steps between the houses, you continue straight  on paved steps, then on many concrete steps again.
(0h43) After the culminating point ( on a pole), you go down for a short while until near the church; you go up a little bit , then you begin a long descent. This beautiful staircase winds down and then it keeps descending beautifully, between a wall and tall cypresses.
The nice staircase underneath Fállika.
(0h48) After about 5 minutes you arrive at a nearly flat side-path where you take a RIGHT. This beautiful and clear path turns sharply to the left after two minutes; it crosses a small bridge and then it proceeds to the left under a beautiful row of cypresses.
The green valley underneath Fállika.
High left behind you, you see the church of Fállika and much higher also
the monastery. You pass a house, further on also a newly cleaned gutter
and then you walk to the left of a small chapel that is open.
A nice stretch under overhanging rocks, just past Pétrias.
(1h06) A little further on, you keep to the left : at first, you go up, then you continue for quite some time more or less flat, next to numerous water pipes and sometimes along a high wall. You then begin a steep climb, and after again an easy stretch, you get to a ruin, where you have to climb to the RIGHT, pay attention . You thus arrive alongside some other ruins and later too, when you keep to the left at a bifurcation , you still pass some ruins. You now follow a beautiful shaded path and so you reach the chapel of Agios Rafaël. This is perhaps the moment to take some rest, as the continuation will be difficult...
The path is sometimes shaded...
You start indeed a very
long and steep descent,
sometimes on loose stones, on rocks, on a subsidence.
After 6 difficult and cautious minutes,
you reach a rocky
river bed, where
you go up
again  -
not for long, because after a short flat stretch,
you still descend
to cross a second bed, which
is more or less at the end of
the deep valley you will discover now
on your left.
Under the overhanging rocks...
(1h31) You continue without problems ( on a wall) on a nice trail between walls - you are already seeing the two chapels, a little to the left, toward which your path will slowly veer. The next part is very nice and easy, with at the end a splendid wall, topped with stones piled vertically.
A splendid wall!
You go up
a bit and at
the top, you keep to the left
 - now, you will
go down straight to the
chapel of Agia Triáda.
You pass on the right side of
another, smaller chapel, and
while descending, you veer to
the right and so you get to a small
gravel road, 60-70
meters to the right of Agia
A real forest path...
Panoramic view on Vrachnoú and Chóra...
minutes, you pass underneath some
nice oaks; you come to the
left of a water tank and you
go down on concrete steps,
while first you keep to the right
 and further to the left
(sign + ).
Finally, you follow a lane
to the right of the houses;
near a bifurcation,
you could go left towards
the church and a source (signs),
but you have to take a right .
You still go down
steps and you thus reach
the parking lot and
at the beginning of the asphalt road.
The path that descends from Vrachnoú to Parapórti.
You continue your descent on the opposite side ( on a small post): after a few minutes, you keep of course to the right , you still go down and after another 110 concrete steps, you arrive in the valley.
The view on Chóra.
Here you come between walls
and next to cypresses:
you veer right and
left, and then you continue
straight ahead - for some moments,
your passage is blocked by
reeds. Finally, you veer
to the right and you get to a small
next to a lot of
garden machines (hiking sign)
– this is the official end
of walk .