Chóra - Deftéra Parousía - Agios Nikólaos and back
This short hike goes through a very dry landscape and it brings you to
the neglected little church of Agios Nikólaos. It might be an
interesting hike for those of you who are looking for an alternative
route to Petoúsis – you can then continue to Livádi and Katérgo. It
gets an evaluation of *.
Both the way out and the return route will only cost you some 35
On the fourth little square, the Platía Maráki, you walk to the
north, in the direction of the road to Ano Meriá. At the café El Greco
you continue straight on and in this way you walk between the hotels
Fani Vevis and Fata Morgana. One minute further you take the first
concrete road going up on the left (signpost to Horizon Hotel). This
road becomes a gravel road and after 4 minutes it gets to the right of
the last new houses. Over there you find the beginning of the trail,
between diverging walls.
follow the gravel road for another 2 minutes; the landscape is dreary already, but now you reach an even
more desolate spot with heaps of stones and stone quarries.
The path to Agios Nikólaos.
(0h26) A little later, the monopáti is really beautiful for a while and the heavy bordering stones are still clearly visible. Thereafter, the path just continues again.
For a while, your monopáti is really nice - the Petáli is on the background.
reach the right-hand side of a wall and a little later you also walk
between two walls; you keep following the left wall, though. You then
get between two walls again – you are in fact walking in the bed of a
There is quite a bit of green here, which is exceptional at Folégandros, with even some terraces with olive trees. You then reach the left of the church and finally you arrive at the gravel road. (0h35)
[On the left, the
gravel road goes to the hamlet of Petoúsis, a walk of about 15
The church itself is neglected and closed; it is almost dug into the terrain and you also notice a lot of goats. Probably, there used to be three aisles, but one seems to have collapsed.
The simple church of Agios Nikólaos.
The return route follows the same trails, and it is quite
straightforward. At first, the path runs in the bed of the river, but
after some 5 minutes you have to watch out. At the same height of a
terrace with an olive tree on the left, the trail goes to the right,
away from the valley – you should follow the right wall and then you
easily get to the reddish brown trail.
keep following the right wall and you then walk between the wall and a
stone fence for a short while.
Further down, the right wall curves to the right; over here you SHOULD
NOT follow the path that seems to curve alongside the wall – instead
you go straight ahead. There is a cairn and in front of you, you can
clearly see the reddish brown track continuing on the slope.
follow the road straight on: the Panagía-church appears far away in front of you and after a few minutes
you also see Chóra. About 2-3 minutes later you pass the chapel of Deftéra
Parousía. The other side of the island also appears: the views on Chóra
with the islands of Sífnos (on the left) and the group consisting of
Despotikó, Antíparos and Páros in the sea really make up for the