In case you do not want to walk the dell of Melanes - Kourounochori, you can go by taxi or bus to the small square of Kourounochori village and start walking from the end of the village. You will pass the whole village and follow the path to Myloi.
During the hiking, you will enjoy the remarkable fertile land, full of lemon trees, orange trees, basins with water and a lot olive trees.
After 15 minutes you will reach the square of village Myloi with the platan tree and a small marble chapel (“tama”).
Follow the steps in front while you can see a small waterfall in front of the old water mills. After a small uphill path, in 20 minutes you will find the asphalt parking of Kouros.
On your right there is armoured concrete road, which you follow. Then on your left after around 150 metres, is situated the unfinished Kouros of the 6th B.C. Next to Kouros is a private garden and a cafe.
After a brief refreshing stop move on to the right through the exit to the road.
After 150 meters turn right and go towards the almost dried river walking up-grade to the path with the marble steps, which leads to Korasidaof the 6th century BC.
Then, you can follow the paths through the pastures until you meet a stone wall, locally called “trafos”. You have to turn right in this point and then left so as to be directed to the Ano Potamia. (As is shown on the sign).
After 35 minutes of walking in the beautiful marble path, a preserved cobblestone pavement you will arrive in Ano Potamia! Across the asphalt road is situated the only tavern of the village, with excellent food, near the central church.
Consultative is proposed a rest break, after here is served good food, fresh salads and natural juices!
After the break, passing through the village, before you pass to the Mesi Potamia, turn on your left to the steps, leading up to the main roads.
Once you have gone up the small armoured concrete road and meet the asphalt one, you have to follow the other armoured concrete road, in the opposite direction to the castle.
After 1 km of walking you leave behind the dirt road and you go straight upwards to find the path, beside the parallel stone wall.
You follow the path to the point you meet a restored stone church. From there on your right in front of you stands the castle up the hill. Continue to the left path along the stone wall or “trafos”, until you reach a second church, just below the hill with the castle.
From there if you want, you can visit the castle. The view of the landscape with the various rocks is fantastic!
From there you can see Tsikalario between the mountains. Follow the path to there, for about 10 minutes. Get through the village to the end of it, where is the parking and then follow the left path.
After you walk 300 meters you will meet the central asphalt road of Tsikalario to Halki.
Walk another 800 meters on your left the roads between groves and you will reachthe small square of Chalkeio.
There near the cafe is located the famous gallery with ceramics designed with olive branches. Directly across is the old traditional distillery of Citrus.
Leaving the traditional Halki with the neo-classical buildings in about 50 meters you will reach the bus stop next to the kiosk in central road, passing by the village.