Distance: 7,8 km
Duration: 3 hours (walking time 2.20′)
Altitude: from 530 m. (Kissos) to 380 m. (Mouresi) to 0 m. (Ai Giannis)
Signing: signs, small round signs, red marks
Drinking water on route: yes
Walking downhill in chestnut forest, on kalderimi with sections of road, we reach a junction and go right, passing by an old fountain devoid of water, then reach another junction and continue downhill on the left. Eventually, we cross the main asphalt (here lies a small fountain with drinking water) and continue at the other side on concrete road, amongst a few houses. This settlement is called Mavroutsa and we pass next to the renovated church of Agios Konstantinos. After the church, we head right at a junction and pass by a wooden kiosk.
|Agios Konstantinos church at Mavroutsa|
We continue on the other side on kalderimi-path that opens at an earth road and head left, to pass a secondary stream. Watching on the right side of the road, we find easily the newly built kalderimi, climbing between dense vegetation. It opens at another earth road, next to a stone kiosk and we follow it to the left at an easterly direction. This road also eventually leads to Mouresi.
|Climbing to Mouresi|
After a little while, there is another uphill section of kalderimi at the right, opening out at the main asphalt at the west edge of Mouresi village. We walk on the asphalt for 200 m. and then follow a kalderimi on the left that soon takes us to Panagia church. It crosses a concrete road and continues underneath the church until it joins a narrow asphalt. Following that, we reach the main square of Mouresi, featuring Agia Triada (Holy Trinity) church and a taverna.
|Agia Triada church at Mouresi square|
|View to Ai Giannis|
We continue on the left, then cross the asphalt again at a junction and continue in between the roads (left to Ai Giannis, right to Damouchari) to another section of kalderimi that joins the asphalt again. After 200 m. on the road, as it turns left, watching out on the right for the red marks down below, we barely see the kalderimi that is covered for a few meters with fallen soil and stones (this stretch of the road is recently repaired).
Further down, we join the asphalt again and after a final stretch of kalderimi on the left, we reach the camping site near the sea. The tourist location of Ai Giannis is on the left, while on the right lies the excellent sandy beach of Papa nero.