Duration: 2.20' (walking time 1.50')
Altitude: from 291 m. (Siki) to 47 m. (Bourboulithra) to 240 m. (Xinovrisi)
Total ascent: 241 m. Total descent: 300 m.
Signed with round yellow signs and red paint dots
Drinking water on route: no
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This route remained blocked for many years, until it was cleared by volunteers during the winters of 2014-17. This walk can be combined with the walks Neochori-Siki, Argalasti-Xinovrisi and Xinovrisi-Potistika. At the square of Xinovrisi the restaurant is open all year round, whereas at Siki square only during the summer season.
Starting from the square at Siki, we walk downhill on the concrete paved road (previously a kalderimi) going southeast. At the first junction we go right to a southerly direction. We exit the village, passing above the cemetery which is on our left (we can see the cypress trees) and then join a wider asphalt road at an angle. This goes to Potoki beach. After a short while, as the asphalt takes a left bend, we continue straight ahead southeast on an earth road, which incorporates long stretches of kalderimi.
|Long stretches of kalderimi into the earth road|
After about one kilometre, a steep downhill section of the road is paved with cement. Just after that section (attention!), we turn right and find the path going downhill between two olive groves. It opens to an earth road below, on which we continue left downhill. After thirty meters, at the junction we take the downhill road to the right. This comes to end in an olive grove, and we continue on the path, which initially runs at the left side of the grove. Following the path, we come eventually down to the bed of Megalo Rema (Grand Stream). That spot is called Bourboulithra (Βubble). At that peaceful place, where water runs gently under the dense shadow of the plane trees, we can have a refreshing stop.
|Crossing the Megalo Rema stream at Bourboulithra|
Passing on the other bank of the stream, the path keeps climbing on the slope, until it opens to a road junction at the ridge and we continue straight ahead downhill.
On the ridge we meet the asphalt road coming from Potistika beach. We walk on this uphill entering Xinovrisi and turn left to reach the peaceful village square with the two big plane trees offering plenty of cool shadow in summer. From Xinovrisi we can continue on footpath to Argalasti or to the beach of Potistika.