Stavros toy Xyloy - Kamenos Spilios - Pyrgos

The route from the road up to the country church of Stavros tou Xylou, where there is the very interesting half-hour-walk path to Kamenos Spilios begins, just before the direction to Agios Ioannis. It was in Kamenos Spilios in the 17th century that admiral Francesco Morosini burnt the Halkians who were hidden in the cave, because they promptly notified the Ottomans of Rhodes for the arrival of the Venetian armada. Two paths, which are not always clearly visible, towards Lefko and Pyrgos start from Kamenos. The second path passes by the locations of Vounia and Chroussoi, in order to reach the NW edge of the island, at Pyrgos with its beautiful and untrodden beach.