Like the classic walk on Páros, the "Byzantine road" - see the walk
Léfkes - Pródromos and return - this walk is really beautiful, because
it makes that you get acquainted with an unknown kalderími which is
almost as beautiful as the Byzantine path.
Certainly deserves ***.
[Update on the 8th of
translation of this walk was
made with some help of Google translate - so, please, do not mind the
The actual walking
time until the trail that descends to the chapel of Agios Nikólaos is
The descent to the
chapel and especially the kalderími to the valley of the Kavouropótamos
give you a real walking pleasure during half an hour!
Finally, you follow unknown roads until Apro Chorió, a walk of a little
over half an hour.
The actual walking time (AWT) thus amounts to 2h15, but the total time (TWT)
can reach 3-4 hours - we walked from 11am to 2pm.
The bus that returned to Léfkes or Parikiá arrived at 10 to 3.
Parikiá there are regular buses to Léfkes, Pródromos, Márpissa, Dryós
and Aspro Chorió. If you come by car or motorcycle and you are
approaching Léfkes, you should take the asphalt road leading to the city
center off the left. Near the bus stop, where the road takes a left to
continue to Márpissa, you can park the car ...]
(0h00) Near the bus
stop where the road turns left towards Márpissa, you continue straight
on the paved street (road sign Léfkes).
You keep to the while
following the main street and you thus pass below the Xénia hotel, the
city hall and the school.
You continue to follow the main street that veers left next to a nice
little park with the war memorial - and this is the moment when you
should pay attention: you should take the paved street that goes up to
the right (sign "dead end street").
You now continue straight, the street becomes narrower between the houses and
leads to a cross-road.
(0h05) You turn left and
immediately right and then right again: you go up to the end of the
houses, where a trail begins straight.
The obvious rocky trail ascends next to a valley, becomes cemented and
gets after 3 minutes to a small asphalt road next to a house.
You take a left for the moment, but you then take the little concrete
road that rises in front of you and that comes to a dead end after a few
minutes - but there is a nice path that continues to climb, a little to
After a nice stretch, you arrive at a gravel road that you follow to the
right, but soon you take a road to the left that becomes paved (cairn).
(0h27) Arriving near the top,
you keep to the right onto concrete;
the climb is steep for a moment, but then the road becomes a nice dirt road,
with on the left with a valley and further on the small monastery of
Four minutes later, you veer left on a nice pavement;
soon after, you go right between walls, in front of a gate and you still
continue on beautiful slabs.
(0h35) After another 4
minutes, you pass between a large rock and the ruin of a small chapel:
you continue to climb and after 3 minutes you veer right, along a row of
cypresses, then left to cross a green valley.
You arrive at a little road that becomes concrete, but you can almost
immediately take a rocky trail to the left of a rock: it becomes a
paved, then concrete road and gets to a cross-road – to the left you can
enjoy a beautiful view!
(0h41) You climb to the right
(cairn) and the road is still paved or concrete;
already after 1-2 minutes, you get again to a cross-road, where you
still go right.
This road is at first paved, it passes between some houses and becomes
At the moment you arrive at a fork and on concrete, you go left on a
small gravel road towards a big, nice house: the paved road passes to
the right of the house and a dexamení (water tank).
You keep to the right on the trail between walls and already after one minute
you get to the gravel road to Langáda - here you have a beautiful view
on the coast, on Náxos and to the right on Irakliá.
(0h52) You follow this
pleasant road to the left and you continue as on a balcony with a view
over the east of the island and over Náxos.
The road climbs slightly, then descends in a gentle valley with cypress trees
and eucalyptus and rises again.
You pass next to a side road to Agii Akýndini (road sign), you climb towards
the pass, you leave a second road on the left and you cross the windy
pass straight on.
(1h06) You descend for 8 minutes
with a deep valley on your right and with in front of you, in the sea,
the islands of Ios and Síkinos. After 4 minutes, you
leave a path on the right (cairns).
(1h17) Just beyond a
hairpin bend, there is a trail that sharply goes to the left (cairn):
this beautiful trail, paved here and there, winds in 9 minutes down and
gets with some difficulty
to a road to the left of a
The beginning of the
path that descends to the chapel of Agios Nikólaos.
(1h26) You take a
right – to the left the road leads to the monastery of Agios Geórgios –
and you arrive, while keeping to the right, to the right of the chapel
of Agios Nikólaos - it is open.
The chapel of Agios
You continue to follow the road and soon you arrive on a nice pavement.
As you veer left - there is an overgrown path on the right - the
pavement becomes very nice, with large stones, and you zigzag down in
You now follow a real kalderími, with beautiful brown stones, with very
well laid out bends and a nice retaining wall.
Especially after 9 minutes, there is a beautiful bend.
A nice spot on the kalderími
to the valley of the Kavouropótamos.
(1h35) A minute
later, you arrive for a few moments on a rocky path, but later on, the
beautiful pavement begins again for some 6-7 minutes, with nice border
stones and a series of very well constructed curves.
Very nice border
... and beautiful
You arrive on some rocks,
the paved path becomes narrower, but it remains paved until it reaches in
zigzags the bottom of the valley.
before the kalderimi arrives in the valley, there is a nice path that
starts to the left and that continues on the slope of the hill – this is
the continuation of the walk  to Dryós.]
(1h43) You veer to
the left and you go up a bit: the gravel road now follows the right
slope of the valley.
You keep to the right after
2-3 minutes and you get in this way, after a short paved stretch, to a
(1h48) You take a left and you
slowly climb above the pretty green valley, mostly on gravel.
After 8 minutes, you arrive at the top: far ahead of you, you see the big
white church on the left of Aspro Chorió, but first you describe a wide
turn to the right.
(2h06) After another 9
minutes, you continue straight ahead – and you do NOT take a sharp left
on a narrow gravel road.
A minute later, you can go down on a path to the left and so you get to
an asphalt road between the first houses of Aspro Chorió.
You continue to the left between the houses of the village and after 6
minutes, you get to the main road. (2h15)
[You can wait for the bus here - so do not forget to ask for the bus
schedules before you leave!
You can also follow the road up to Dryós, but it would cost you half an
hour of walking!]
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