(TIME: 4 hours, DISTANCE: 9,1 km)
BEFORE START THE HIKING ASK FOR THE DEPARTURE HOURS OF THE BUSES FROM THE COACH APOLLONA TO CHORA. THE LAST BUS FROM APOLLONAS IS IN 15:30.
At 9:30 in the morning you can take the bus from Chora and after passing through the villages Galanado, Sangri, Halki, Filoti, and Apiranthosyou will reach Skado.
From Skado you will start hiking. After the last stop in the village move on to the asphalt road on your left and straight to Koronida. After 800 meters, follow the first dirt road on your right.
Continue straight passing from a Cheese Dairy and go straight until the end of dirt road. You can enjoy the view of Apollonas and of the church of St. George on a hill on your right.
From there you turn left, by opening a baluster door, to get to the old stone path. You follow the path and after a few bend you reach a dirt road.
Turn right at the dirt road where therein the point that is the vineyards and move on to the north and straight until you meet a particular colourful church.
If you are lucky enough and will meet the monk who built and painted the church,in the Byzantine Colours red, yellow and orange.
Then you continue straight in the dirt road, until you reach the asphalt road.
Turn left to the asphalt road and in around 700 meters you will find a big left turn at a crossroads that meet with a dirt road in your right merges.
Across this turn, follow the road on your right. You walk for around 45 minutes to known fishing village of Apollo.
The fences that you will find in your way there please close them after passing! If you do not, the goats and sheep of shepherds of the region will leave.
When you reach Apollonas you can relax or eat in one of the many taverns of the village.
If you want you can visit the largest Kouros in the region.
It is situated just outside the village laid from the 6th BC in the ancient rocks of a marble open mine of the period.
After that turn back to the port from where you can take the bus for the Chora.
The time of departure is 15:30. The time of road journey, including the stops is approximately 1.5 hours.
- Be sure that you are correct informed for the time of departure and arrival of the buses
- Use hiking shoes and wear clothes that will protect you from sun, wind or rain.
- Brink with you plenty water to drink!
- Protect nature and throw plastic and other rubbishonly in the rubbish bins!
- Show respect to the particular life values, culture and way of thinking of the locals.
- Feel as guests that are welcomed by heart╔!
CHRISTIAN UCKEá www.Ucke.de
DIETERá GRAF www.graf-editions.de
DIRK SUNROK www.michael-mueller-verlag.de
HARALD F. SWARZER Wanderharald@gmx.de