Todays delightful classical walk takes you from the islands capital Ioulida to the lovely bay of Otzia. Shortly after leaving Ioulida behind, you come past the fascinating Lion, a ‘smiling’ lion carved out of a granite cliff about 600 BC.
On many sections of this walk, you walk on old paved paths, kalderimi, in the old days the only road network on the islands, used by the people and their donkeys. Through a wide valley and along terraced hills you come to the deep bay of Otzia with its sandy beach and a couple of taverns (open summer season only).
Travel back to Korissia or Ioulida by public bus (not in low season) or taxi.
Challenge: 2 hours, 6.6 km / 4 mi, 120m ascent, 380m descent