The mills around Ano Sýros
This walk of about an hour
is a nice extension of the stroll through Ano Sýros (see the walk Ano Sýros): it
follows several trails in the surroundings and passes some mills.
In this street you will also see the minimarket "I Ano Sýros", the popular café "I Apáno Kástro" and the restaurant "To Avlidáki."
From the main street, you continue to the west (to the left while looking at the sea): this street is recognizable by the double row of marble slabs of a pale color. The slope of the street is sometimes very steep, and you finally arrive after about 8 minutes at the "Exodos" (the top exit) and near the upper parking.
(0h08) You follow the asphalt road to the left; after 1 minute, you do NOT take a left towards the chapel of Agios Nikólaos (road sign), but you continue straight - and you pass in this way next the “Anemómylos”, a restored windmill.
You keep to the left on the asphalt road, but after another 2-3 minutes, you
turn sharply to the left on a paved trail (sign to Agios Athanásios - spring).
The trail on the slope that leads to the ruins of 2 mills.
(0h23) You now climb beside 2 pipes
and while climbing, the view of Ano Sýros and Ermoúpolis with its port becomes
more and more beautiful!
A stretch of this trail is obstructed by vegetation, but after 6 minutes, you
reach a vague path between walls - it is now that you must be careful.
You should not continue straight on the rocky slope, but you should take the
obvious path between walls to the LEFT - it leads straight to the ruins of two
mills which are located above.
View on the Anemómylos and an other windmill.
After 4-5 minutes already you arrive near those mills - you continue up to the left of the second mill and you find yourself on a real balcony that offers a magnificent view on Ano Sýros, on the entire city of Ermoúpolis, on the other hill with the Orthodox Cathedral of the Anástasis, and on the harbor with its shipyards.
The ruins of the two mills.
Views on Ano Sýros and on Ermoúpolis, from the ruins of the mills.
(0h33) In order to continue your walk,
you have to cross the hill that is more or less flat, in the direction of the
sunset (there are also two poles).
Once arrived at the edge of the plateau, you can pass through a gap in the wall
and reach a beautiful trail, which comes from the right and from the big church
with the red roof of Agia Paraskeví.
You descend to the left.
The nice monopáti that returns to Ano Sýros.
(0h49) You reach a bridge and a
concrete road (there is unfortunately also a true discharge of garbage ...).
You follow the concrete road upwards, but in the first left turn, you can go
straight to enter Ano Sýros.
You continue on a road that climbs gently, but then you climb to the left,
higher and higher, while following steep streets - with a little luck, you thus
arrive in the main street.
You pass the Dimarchío, the minimarket and a few cafés and restaurants.
Panoramic view from Ano Sýros.