Dio Choria – Arnados – Chora
Distance: 6.5 km
At the village square climb up the stairs to left of the spring and at the first intersection (10 m) turn left and climb up the stairs. Follow the partly covered alley and you will soon find yourselves outside the village (255 m). At the end of the alley there is a small path which leads to a set of stairs on the right. Climb up the stairs until you find a road that you follow to the left. After 235 m, the road starts going uphill and very soon it goes downhill again (210 m). Keep going until an intersection with a road coming up (155 m). Turn right and follow the road for 10-20 m until you have the chance to go down the path on the left, which runs parallel to the road. Follow it downhill for 30 m and opposite the dovecote turn right onto a path which starts with a set of large concrete steps. On your right you will find a spring of drinking water. Follow the lush path passing by a long and narrow cistern. On the outskirts of Arnados (270 m) the path splits and you follow it to the right. Go past two chapels (100 m) and at the next fork (90 m) turn left and downhill to get to a small square with a beautiful marble fountain. Follow the alley to the right until the fork (85 m) and go right again until the village square with the Church of the Ascension on the left which dates back to 1908 (85 m again). Next, climb up the stairs and keep to the right. Soon you will arrive at a parking lot. Go downhill until the main road (270 m) and turn right. Soon you will reach the entrance to the Monastery of Kechrovouni (360 m) which is worth a visit.
To continue your route, follow the path with the white stairs opposite the entrance towards a chapel. After a while, you will reach a road (125 m) which you cross, going downhill to the left. After 55 m, before the first houses, turn right onto an old path. At the next intersection (150 m) turn left (careful not to go right and downhill). Pass below some houses and after 170 m, you will find a path on the left. Go right and downhill towards a dovecote. At the next intersection (110 m) go left (a bit uphill). After 10 m, you will find a blue wooden door on the right. Open the door to go down to the church courtyard. Then, go straight down the road coming from the left (70 m), leading to an old path which you follow. After 230 m, at the junction with a path coming from the left, turn right. After a while you will reach a road where you turn left (310 m). After the house with the pool, before the intersection, you go right following a path which runs parallel to the fence. Cross the road (120 m) you find, turn right and immediately left onto a cemented side road after 20 m. Go past the church on the right and keep going downhill. At the first intersection (300 m) with a typical storage room on the left, turn right onto an old path with wide stairs. After 560 m, you will reach a dirt road where you go right. At the next intersection (180 m) with a cemented road, go straight downhill. After 410 m, at the entrance of a plot of land with an old mill, go right following the course of the old path. Cross the road (430 m) and go straight downhill. Soon you will find a big intersection (470 m) with a petrol station. Turn right to go downtown.