Village Spileo - The 75 Steps Restaurant  Map  


 Approximately 2 miles -  Allow 1 hour 15 minutes

Easy

Ascent:-250 feet

Refreshments:- Taverna at Spileo


This walk starts in the Village of Spileo at the 75 Steps Restaurant and takes you around the wooded hillside above Messongi where there are splendid views over the coast of Messongi and Moraitika and further along views of the Mountain  of Aghios Matheos.


From Messongi take the road uphill towards Hlomos. After approximately  half a mile turn right opposite the sign ‘Village Spileo’ onto this narrower village road. Park along here near to the 75 Steps taverna.



Keeping the 75 Steps taverna on the left hand side walk up the hill. Here there are views on the right down to the sea and Messongi and Moraitika.


Carry on along and up to reach a junction and here turn right and follow this track through the olives and pines. The track soon descends passing a rocky face on the left hand side still keeping views over the coast to the right. It soon ascends again where there are views over to Albania on the right.


When you reach a left hand bend ignore a track to the right and carry on up through the olive groves passing a tin shed, an old well and a track on the right still keeping the open views. Then almost immediately on the right is the view of Aghios Matheos mountain.


On reaching a junction turn left and carry on up ignoring a track to the left. ( If you wish to explore a second track to the left it takes you uphill  to an open space in the olive groves where you could picnic. Then retrace your steps).


Carry on to the next junction and turn left and at the next junction follow the track around to the right passing rocks on the right hand side. On reaching another junction turn left and descend slightly passing a tin hut on the right hand side in the olives. Soon ignore a junction off to the left and carry on the main track around to the right still descending through the olive groves.


On reaching the junction by a house turn left and then right again to rejoin the track and the road in Spileo that takes you back down to the start.