Each route provides a satisfying day’s walking in varied landscape with points of historical, architectural or cultural interest on the way.
The walks (hikes) are classed as moderate (Grade 3 below). Most are along reasonably clear paths and tracks, with the very occasional stretch of metalled road. However, the islands are mountainous, and there are some sections of steep, rocky terrain, and loose or uneven surfaces.
The routes are 12-14km long, but the walks can be more demanding than this distance might suggest.
Duration is 6-7 hours per day, allowing for 1-2 hours for lunch, rests and exploring places of interest.
A sound basic fitness level and well worn-in hiking boots & socks are essential, and a walking stick or pole is recommended.
Up to 2M/3.5km / Max. ascend 300ft/90m – Sightseeing/short walk
Up to 5M/8.5km / Max. ascend 500ft/150m – Walk
Up to 9M/14.5km / Max. ascend 1500ft/460m – Hike
Up to 9.5M/15km / Max. ascend 1800ft/600m – Hike w. steep ascend or difficult terrain
We really had a marvelous adventure; it exceeded all our expectations. We usually create our own self-guided holidays, but we certainly couldn’t have done this on our own. We had good boots and needed them.
The walks were each 4-5 hours long, sometimes up steep hills, and along rugged footpaths… It is a wonderful way to gain an appreciation of Paros and its beauty. If you enjoy getting off the beaten path, following Medieval roads and footpaths across hilltops and through rugged valleys, you will enjoy this!