7: Chani - Agias Ioannis - Lefki
This route starts just north of the narrowest part of the island, on the Westcoast. The road here runs high above the sea and along the steep slope of the mountain. From here we go down a gravel path bordered by sage, wild rose and myrtle bushes.
After a short we will reach the hamlet of Ag.Ioannis. There's a 2000 year old olive tree there, called Laertes Tree.
We continue along the road and eventually a narrow track. This area has a rough beauty - gigantic rocks spread out in the thick forest. Big boulders have rolled down the mountain and dot the coastline. We pass wells and ruins from the old village of Lefki, that was totally destroyed in 1953. We can stop for a swim on a small, remote beach before we climb back up to Lefki.
This is not a circular walk. Transport to starting point and from final destination can be arranged.
Walking time: 3 hours