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Agios Ioannis - Agios Galas

The route connects the village of Agios Galas with the abandoned settlement of Agios Giannis since 1960 and includes remarkable monuments of the cultural heritage and the nature of the island. The start is proposed to be made by Agios Giannis to take advantage of the smooth downhill to Agios Galas and have time to see the points of interest after the end of the journey. Access to the abandoned settlement of Agios Giannis is made by a dirt road of good transit, starting about one and a half kilometers after Agios Galas, as we head towards Nenitouria.

At the starting point in Agios Giannis is a large oak where there is also a resting place.

From this point, two small dead-end paths begin, one to the observatory and the water source at the base of an arbor and one leading between the abandoned houses of the settlement, towards the homonymous church. To continue we have to go back to the rest, where we continue on a dirt road until we enter a path.

In the course of the path we will meet again a dirt road, which leads to the chapel of Ag. Spyridon while the right continues towards Agios Galas. The dirt road continues on a path where a viewing point is located with a wooden stand. From this point we can have an unobstructed view of Agios  Galas, the Aegean Sea and Psara, while on our right, opposite the ravine, there is the special rocky formation of "the Buddha the cliff".

The trail is easy, distinct with smooth slope and crosses old farmland (mainly grain) which is no longer cultivated. Characteristically are the at least four threshers that are still distinct along the path. From this point until the entrance to Aghios Galas, the path is paved to the church of Agia Varvara.

Arriving at Agios Galas, we walk along its paths, following the markings, with the final destination the chapel of Agios Thaleleou, whose name was also the first name of the village. Then downhill we will visit the Virgin Mary (to visit the church, ask for the key from the villagers) and finally the cave of Agios Galas.