Ano Meriá (Elpída) - Serfiótiko - Ano Meriá (Agios Andréas)
This is a short hike, back and forth, descending to the pretty little
beach of Serfiótiko. It gets an evaluation of **.
It will only cost you 26 minutes to descend to the beach and the return
route takes 34 minutes.
[The trail leaves from the asphalt road in Ano Meriá, near the bus stop
of Elpída and some 3 minutes past the large church with the blue dome
of Agios Geórgios.]
the bus shelter "Elpída"
you find a small concrete road going down to the right and meandering
among a few houses. You keep walking on the concrete, in the direction
of the last houses straight ahead in front of you. After 6 minutes there
is the beginning of a stony path, on the left of the final house
(bearing the name Elpída). This trail descends rapidly and after
another 4 minutes you keep to the left.
The path to Serfiótiko.
(0h10) A little further, a fast and rocky descent recommences; slightly later, in a curve, you have a great view on the little bay of Serfiótiko.
View on the little bay of Serfiótiko.
this point you should have a look at the path you will follow on the way
back: you can see it running on the slope of the slanting hill crest in
front of you; very high up you can also distinguish the chapel of Agios
The nice pebble beach of Serfiótiko.
On the beach of Serfiótiko.
the return route from the beach, you walk to the little valley, between
the trees and the lowest little house. You climb over the obstruction
again and in this way you arrive at the trail. You take a RIGHT now, you curve towards the left after a little over
one minute and you thus pass on the left of the highest house. Also this
trail is very good and it goes up very quickly. For a short while, the
slope gets less steep, but then you climb faster again, still on the
crest of the hill.
The path that returns from Serfiótiko.
after a climb of almost 20
minutes you can still see the beach of Serfiótiko, deep down under you.
on the right and a few minutes further, there is the tavern of Iliovasílema
(= Sunset), where you find the terminus of the bus Chóra - Ano Meriá. In
October 2008, the final bus back was at 6pm.