Sinarades - 6km round trip

Sinarades village by olive groves, steep climb & road


Walking Directions

Walk in to the centre of the village by the bus stop and GB's supermarket and bear left up the hill towards Sinarades. As you walk, you will pass the Pink Palace Hostel and at the first hairpin bend, about a mile outside the village turn left onto a roadway/track signposted Pelegos apartments.


1. Olive Grove track & walk up the mountain
Follow the track down keeping right and walk for a mile or so through the olive groves. The track begins to narrow and you will come to a point where it divides. You take the path to the right (almost straightish!), almost straightway you will see a signpost to Sinarades, turn sharp right onto a donkey track that zig-zags up. Many walkers have noted that this turn was a little difficult to spot, but said that 'it could be seen by the hanging plastic bottles!' Once you have turned on to the path, take care because it is very steep and narrow in places can be slippery. About 15 minutes of steady climbing will bring you out on to a roadway. Climbing up to the junction you will find on your left "Cafe Aerostato" where you can have a well-earned drink and take in the breath taking view of Agios Gordios below.

2. Explore Sinarades & take the bus home...
Continue walking inland, slightly uphill to start with but then down into Sinarades and to one of the only roundabouts on the island (and it has a Christmas tree in the middle!). At this point turn right and begin your walk through the village, enjoy the architecture and generally sleepy feel of this village lost in time. If you feel adventurous, try going off the main road and explore some of the back streets.

Finally you will arrive at the main square where there are a few places to sit and have a drink or if you prefer wait for the bus to take you home!

3....or return on foot by the road
If you want to complete the walk, continue on the road through the village, look out for a sign saying "Traditional Folklore Museum" on your right and the main church on your left. The museum is worth a visit and is open every day except Sundays from 9.30am to 2.00pm. Continue on through the village to the main road. At the junction bear right up a rise passing after 1/4 mile a petrol filling station on your right, a little further on you will turn a