Walks in north Ithaca

 

Stavros – Exoghi -Rusano – Polis bay

Starting from Stavros to Kalamos. After drinking some water from the one and only source in the whole Ithaca.After that the second part begin, this time, following the old stone road to Exoghi. After a short break for taking some pictures, we continue to the top of  Niou mountain, to the small monastery of Pernarakia. After stopping for lunch time, we will go first for a short visit into the old wind mill and after that, we are going to begin to get down from the same road to Exoghi. 

After setting of from village, we get entry in the begin of Rusano – Kalivia path. In the midle of route, we’ll do a short break under olive shadows in the field which devise  in two parts the descend from Roysano path to Kalivia.The route ends reaching Polis bay  after  1hour and 40 minutes of  walking.

 

Monastery of Kathara – Anoghi – Kioni

From the bell tower of Kathara Monastery,  we can see the wonderful Vathi bay, the capital of Ithaca and all South part of  Ithaca. Climbing in a Nirito mountain, the higherst of Ithaca, walking  through the wild  vegetation  after almost two hours, we arrive at Anogi.

A break of one hour for lunch at one of the oldest cofee store in all the island. One visit in the old church after the store and we set in walk to the Kioni doing first a short stop to see the  giant stone called Menir of Heracles (Hercules).

After this we entry in the path to Kioni where almost all the walk is under shadow. After about two hours we’ll be in Kioni 

 

KioniAt the monastery of Pernarakia, Exoghi

View of whole south part of Ithaca from Nirito mountain, during the walk Kathara monastery - Anoghi