Paros Greece and a walk from Prodhromos to Dhrios.
Prodhromos to Dhrios one way or there and back walk via some beaches on Paros Island in Greece.
This 12km (20km) walk starts inland at Prodhromos - we started here so that we could have a look round the village which is extremely pretty
with narrow marbled streets plus flowers and shrubs on display. This also meant we could then walk on and have a decent look in Marpisa for exactly
the same reason. The no.1 bus from Parikia gets you to Prodhromos inexpensively. The walk is quite flat apart from a short climb up to Marpisa - once you get to the coast it's particularly refreshing because of the sea breezes. Note - we walked on another 4km from Dhrios via
Dhrios Bay, Cape Pirghos and Lolandonis along the coastal path but if you do this then you have to return to Dhrios for the bus home adding 8km to the walk.
From the bus stop in Prodhromos head right into the village - it's really worthwhile looking round the narrow village streets before continuing the walk. Make your way back to the main road and turn right - walk out of the village soon passing an old well with it's machinery and then a small church on the left.
To continue the walk turn left just past the church and walk back down to the coast, turn right and the coastal path then continues along the shoreline. The path changes into a small sandy track and there are lots of small sandy and shingle tiny coves along here where you can easily stop on for a while. Quite unexpectedly you come
across a tiny fishing harbour just before reaching Cape Pirghos - continue along and climb on up to the small church at Cape Pirghos.
Regain the coastal path and just stay on it as it heads to Lolandonis beach - from here the path continues round the outside garden walls of a large house. The shoreline is really collapsed around here and the path seemed to go through the bottoms
of the gardens of various villas instead - nobody yelled at us as we did this so presumably it was ok. From Lolandonis again just follow the coast over a quite rocky but open area to finally arrive at a quite pretty little rocky beach with a large villa perched above it on the far side.
Clearly the cliff had collapsed on the far side of the beach and destroyed the coastal path so we decided that this was as far as we could reasonably go. Therefore we simply retraced our steps back to Dhrios and caught the bus back to Parikia.
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