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Fa - Lithi

The Fa area is not served by public transport. The length of the route and its intense tilt may be tiring during the summer season.

Starting from the Fa, we seek the starting point of the route on the asphalt route from Agios Georgios Sykousis to Avgonima. We meet right (5200 meters from the junction), the sign of the route, where it starts a dirt route, almost downhill and easy.  The route evolves into a stone-built road, dating back to the post-revolution period - around 1850. It is the road that connects Lithi with the paths of Central Chios. After a very short time we will encounter a damaged bridge at the point where the Fa flows alongside well-groomed fields with figs, olives and almonds. The forest around the Fa has been burned a few years ago, but natural reforestation is impressive. This stone-paved road is one of the few that has been preserved in such a good condition, and it is also an excellent example of early 19th-century road construction. It has transversal waterways (technically), while the roadside of the dry stone is well-worked and at the points where the slope is very steep, it is divided into two zones with the highest one pressing on the lower one. In the difficult passages the dry stone embraces the limestone boulders and where access is required there are shaped and steps with stones protruding from the slope of the retaining.

 

Continuing our journey and leaving behind the small valley of the Fa, we now move to the slopes of a great slope, where after half of the journey we also get a panoramic subject to Lithi and its port. The route starts to gain more pronounced downward inclination and has two hairpins to compensate for altitude change. However, there is an alternative to a small path, which bypasses these turns and shortens the route quite a bit. His condition is not good and he needs attention in his search and use, as he is heavily downhill.

 

Without any detours or intersections, the path leads to Lithi just above the stadium, where we move left to the center of the village or to the Lithi port.

 

 

Source: www.chios.gr