The route starts at the church of Agios Andreas, on the western side of the scattered settlement of Ano Meria. The footpath is mostly paved. Walkers encounter the countryside chapel of Agios Sostis, crossing an area dominated by the typical Ano Meria agricultural landscape, with a panoramic view. This is succeeded by an area with denser vegetation and trees offering cool shadows, and ends up in Agios Georgios bay (also accessible by road directly from Ano Meria). The Ano Meria – Agios Georgios footpath is still used by the area’s farmers and shepherds. Between Agios Georgios bay and Kastello cape, the footpath turns into an agricultural road. Remains of a settlement from the Proto-Cycladic period can be seen in Kastello. From there, the route turns south-west and meets the picturesque small beach of Lygaria. In its last section, the footpath climbs towards the Karkana rise, along a narrow dirt road leading to the church of Zoodochos Pigi (Chrisopigi). With broad views towards the open sea and cape Kyparissi, this hiking route can be completed by returning to Ano Meria village through Merovigli.

Paths & Trails

  • 3.5km | 60min
    Chora – Stavros – Christos – Fira – Agali
  • 3km | 45min
    Ano Meria – Agios Ioannis Eleimonas – Marmaro – Agios Nikolaos – Agali
  • 2km | 30min
    Ano Meria (Taxiarhis) – Agios Panteleimonas – Ampeli
  • 5.5km | 120min
    Ano Meria (Taxiarhis) – Livadaki – Aspropounta Lighthouse – Ano Meria (Myloi)