ALTITUDE (min): 90 m (Myloi) (max): 455 m (Provasma Area)
ALTITUDE DIFFERENCE: 365m
AREA MORPHOLOGY: Slopes with mild and steep, gullies, glade
ROUTE VEGETATION: Olive groves with clusters of cypress trees, dense pine forest (pinus brutia) with sparse bed of shrubs (primordial shrub oaks, arbutus, Rock-Roses, etc.), vegetation after fire (shrubs and bushes)
MONUMENTS OF HISTORY AND CULTURE: Traditional villages, historic chapels, water mills, aqueduct
CONNECTIONS WITH OTHER ROUTES OF THE NETWORK:
ΠΡΟΣΒΑΣΕΙΣ και ΔΙΕΥΚΟΛΥΝΣΕΙΣ: All villages are connected with asphalt. They have public transportation, drinking water and coffee-houses. Meals: Taxiarches, Kratigos
Amali is the massif closest to the capital of the island. It is a mountain range that runs along its namesake peninsula. The pine-covered mountains of the peninsula with the particular flora of the soil make it an ideal place for trekking and mountain sports, and it is the main lung of the city. The Trail starts from Saint Marina, a village on the eastern foothill, and ascends through the pines. It passes from areas with panoramic views, until, inside the dense forest it arrives at the small plateau of Panagia Amalis with the historic chapel. The descent is via another trail which leads to the water-collecting system of the city – a true monument of hydraulic engineering – and the also interesting row of 11 water towers from the old watermill system. With a northern course, the circle closes inside the pine forest.