M4 : The Road of the Water and the Castlehydrasm2019-12-31T00:36:11+00:00
M4 : Agapi - Sklavochori - Skalados - Koumaros
Trail M4 links along a circular route most of the points of interest in the vicinity of Kato Meri, and particularly the well-kept catholic villages of Tinos. The trail begins from the village of Volax, known for its famous basket-weavers as well as for its location, since it is the only village in Tinos which is totally built within the granite rock formations. At first, one reaches the landmark of Griza with the lush vegetation and the bubbling waters following an easily accessible path that goes through the imposing granite rock formations and the old croplands. From there one can set forth for the village of Agapi. On the opposite slope, among the never-ending dovecots, the path will take you to the long-abandoned settlement of Monastiria where remnants of the houses still stand to prove to the passersby the long-lost vivacity of the area. The village Perastra follows with its stone bridges and it actually demarcates the beginning of the trail along the stretch of Megalo Potami. From there on, parallel to the stream, the trail approaches the village of Loutra, an area celebrated for the Monasteries of the Ursulines and the Jesuits. The village Loutra is connected with the village of Xinara, the seat of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Naxos and Tinos, via a wide, well-built trail. The trail, once more, will go uphill to Xompourgo until it reaches the picturesque village of Koumaro and from there back to Volax.
Starting Points: Volax, Agapi, Perastra, Loutra, Xynara, Xompourgo, Koumaros Connection to Other Trails: Τ1, Μ1, Μ2, Μ4Α, Μ4Β
M4Α : Agapi - Sklavochori - Skalados - Koumaros
Trail M4A offers a shorter path to trail M4. It extends from the village of Agapi to Sklavochori, the only orthodox village in the vicinity, and from there to Skalados. From Skalados, a trail with quite a panoramic view takes you to Panagia Spiliotissa and the picturesque village of Koumaros.
Starting Points: Agapi, Skalados, Koumaros Connection to Other Trails: Μ1, M4
M4B : Perastra - Komi - Tarampados - Loutra
An alternative route to that of M4 is the hike from Perastra to Komi and then to the quaint settlements of Smardakito, Tarampados and Kampos. From Kampos, the trail goes downhill along lush slopes all the way to Loutra.
Starting Points: Perastra, Komi, Smardakito, Tarampados, Kampos, Loutra Connection to Other Trails: Μ4, M5