Molyvos - Reservoir - Mixes - Vafeios - Saint Ioannis - Molyvos [CircularTrail]
DISTANCE RUNTIME: 4 h & 20 min
ALTITUDE (min): 19 m (Molyvos) (max): 343 m (above Vafeios)
ALTITUDE DIFFERENCE: 324 mm
AREA MORPHOLOGY: Lowland, gentle volcanic hills, small slopes with frequent steep hills rising around the trail, with volcanic rock formations
ROUTE VEGETATION: Cultivated olive groves, farmland and grasslands, forested areas with a variety of oaks(mainly Quercus pubenscens), brushwood
MONUMENTS OF HISTORY AND CULTURE:
CONNECTIONS WITH OTHER ROUTES OF THE NETWORK: From the fork in the road after Reservoir on the path to Vafeios, the linking segment continues with the trail to Ligona, Petra. From Vafeios, the connection towards Monastirelia, St Dimitrios, Ligona, Petri or Petra. Also, from Vafeios, one ascends to the peak of Profitis Ilias.
ΠΡΟΣΒΑΣΕΙΣ και ΔΙΕΥΚΟΛΥΝΣΕΙΣ: Asphalt road to Vafeios and the area of St Ioannis. Drinking water, coffeehouses, food: Vafeios, Molyvos.
The Trekking Trail moves away from the urban web of the traditional village and into the olive groves of the valley. A brief stop in Saint Rodotou – open sanctuary in the fold of a rocky formation – and on to the Reservoir of Mithymna a little further away. The trail then climbs along stone walls under the shade of tall yews. Vafeios with the stone, two-storey small dwellings has windows turned to Molyvos with the field of low hills, while the vista of the Aegean Sea and the Asia Minor shores of Troad spread in the distance. It is worth wandering on the cobblestone little lanes with the refreshing fountains and the hidden yards brimming with unruly climbing plants and alluring scents. Return to Molyvos via Saint Ioannis through open grazing land, with a view of the small city with the medieval castle.