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Paros Greece - Lefkes to Aliki Walk.

Paros Greece Walks - a long excellent walk from Lefkes in the hills down to Aliki fishing village and beach.

We found this walk to be pretty tiring both because of distance (19km) but also the climbs in quite high temperatures.Lefkes to Aliki Walk on Paros It takes in moni paths - visits the now private Monastery at Aghios Ioanis before climbing up on another really nice path and then steep road to get to the highest point on the island - the aerials [N37°02'47.10" E025°10'43.51"] at Aghii Pantes (755m).
Then it goes back down and via AGH. Theodhori Monastery to finally arrive at Aliki. There is a fairly frequent and reliable bus service from Parikia to Lefkes - get off the bus by the tavernas at the top of the village by a bend on the main road (ask the bus driver to let you know when you get to Lefkes). Another way - especially if there are several of you walking - is to take a taxi from the taxi rank at Parikia (located near the ferry terminals). Take the road into the village - ignoring a small road on the left which heads steeply down towards the church far below - after passing a taverna go right and take some wide steps ahead - cross a track and then continue on more steps to reach a tarmac road.
Small pretty church near Lefkes on  Paros Island. View of Lefkes Village up in the Paros Hills in Greece. Lefkes to Aliki Walk on Paros Aliki walk
Turn left and walk up this steep road passing a small church on the left - ignore a road going left but simply continue along passing a church high up the hill on the right. Just after passing the church a track goes off right but also there is a fairly wide paved path ahead. Leave the road and take this often walled path - the aerials are now clearly visible ahead of you. The wide path briefly meets the road but then continues straight ahead to once again reach the road.
Cross the road and continue now on a narrow track opposite - soon the dome of the monastery comes into view amongst the tree tops. Continue along the track to finally reach a small house and the Monastery of Aghios Ioanis. The monastery is actually privately owned but you can sit under the trees outside where there several tables and also some water (probably not drinkable but ok for cooling off).
Lefkes to Aliki Walk on Paros A church nestled in the Paros Hills near Lefkes. Aliki Walk Paros Greece
paved wide path on Paros Island, Greece View of the high hilltop aerials on Paros Greece. A small church sat beside the aerials high up on Paros Greece. From the monastery go back a few metres passing the house - as the track bends left a path goes off almost straight ahead - follow this nice path which winds round the valley side - on one of the bends you get a pretty good view of the monastery again - now below you of course. At a junction with a dirt track go left then right passing a white building to reach a wide tarmac road.
Turn right along the road (there is actually a moni path down on the right which runs along below the road but this path was in a terrible condition where the bulldozers had let huge rocks and debris fall down on it plus it had plenty of heavy thorns etc. so we did not attempt to use it). At a road junction around 650 metres along turn right (the previously mentioned path comes out here but it looked very hazardous to clamber out/onto it due to a huge amount of road building rubble etc.) and follow the road now heading towards the aerials. Around 1500 metres from the junction a track goes off to the right - if you wish you can walk along this track and when it ends you will see the aerials on the left above you. tracks joining together on Paros, Greece. You can then scramble up the hillside and get to the site thus avoiding walking the much further way round on the road but it is quite scree and also thorny in places - otherwise simply follow the road as it bends round and then up the hill to the aerials and the churches. Return back either via the road or again scramble down to the track and then follow the road back to the road junction, turn right and continue along the dirt track. After around 1600 metres at a track junction go right and follow this track as it bends left soon passing Aghios Georgios church [N37°01';28.96" E025°10'29.26"]. The track now continues almost straight ahead to eventually reach a junction - go left here to walk the short distance round to visit the monastery of AGH. Theodhori.
Paros Greece Walks - Lefkes to Aliki Walk Paros - Lefkes to Aliki Walk Paros Greece Walks - Lefkes to Aliki Lefkes to Aliki
Return back to the junction and turn left and continue along the initially concrete road - if you look back you get an excellent view of this quite large monastery. The concrete road drops down considerably for a while but as it levels out the road reverts back to become a rubbly dirt track and eventually reaches a fairly wide track junction.
Sadly there is now a further example of a pointlessly destroyed moni path. On the far side of the junction and across a wall a path is meant to go on to reach the outskirts of Ageria but it has been obliterated by the bulldozers which have piled loads of rock rubble for several hundred metres and the area is heavily infested with thorns - this has caused the path to be virtually unreachable although we made two attempts to do so. So instead at the junction turn left and follow the road as it climbs up steeply and then round the hillside. Keep right at the junction and then later ignore a track going off left near a small church . Continue along to arrive at a main road at Ageira and cross this main road onto the road opposite.
AGH. Theodhori Monastery, Paros Greece Walking track on Paros descending into Aliki Town. Paros Greece - a beautiful church on the Island. Large blue domed church near Aliki, Paros Greece.
Aliki Town and Beach on Paros, Greece. A windmill at Ageria, Paros, Greece. Then a little way along the road take a steep track on the right which heads up to a road by the windmills in Ageria. Turn left then go right at the next junction and follow the road round until it reaches the main road.
Turn right and follow the road down to the very nice little fishing port of Aliki. The bus stop is alongside the beach area by the road junction and there is also a small kiosk where you can get a cold drink if you wish.
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