Dream your Hiking | Hiking - Palia Strata Route

Palia Strata, as the name itself says (old walk in Greek), follows ancient route once used for communication and trading purposes. Most of its length coincides with the ancient road which connected Minoa with Aegiali.

It is the most popular long-distance route to savour and is passing through the crest of a mountain at an altitude of 350-400 meters, on a coastal path.

Starting: from Potamos, a village above Aegiali port, on a moderate hike and with no important elevation changes.

Ending: to the renowned Monastery of Panagia Hozoviotissa. 

Step back in time, before reaching the monastery of Ηozoviotissa: Asfondilitis is an abandoned rural settlement with houses made of dry-stone walls. Followingly, explore Kapsala place, the area where monks used to live in natural caves before Monastery’s building.

Let yourself admire the unrivalled sea view of the ‘Big Blue’ and finally enter into the iconic Monastery of Panagia (Virgin Mary) Hozoviotissa – the second oldest monastery in Greece. After this visit, enjoy a stroll around in the beautiful village of Chora.

Usefull Information

Start: Potamos End: Chora Length: 13 km (8 miles) Timing: 8 hrs

Extra Information

Include: Guided visit of the monastery, *transfer to / from Tholaria.

Languages: Guide is offered in English,Greek,French

Minimum number of participants: 2

Women must wear or carry with them long skirts to enter the monastery.

Don’t forget: Walking shoes, hat, 1L water bottle, camera.

*Guests of Vigla Hotel have free pick up transfer for the following activities:

  • Hiking
  • Road Trip