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Explorations in Epano Meria

The area is included in the program Natura, it has an area of ​​783 hectares and limestone rocks. From Ano Syros, the road continues to the most unexplored part of the island –Finikia, Mytakas, Kyperoussa, Sa(n) Michalis, Kampos, Syringas with its springs. The route is interesting, the landscapes are barren and rugged and the road passes through high points offering views over the Aegean and the slopes with the terraces. Finikia is an old resort of Ano Syros and it has several rural facilities. The rural settlement of Mytakas with its white houses is built on a high mountain ridge. From there you can go to Senero with the wells and the melon fields, Agios Panteleimonas and Papouri, a village next to a stream. A path from Papouri leads to the beach of Aetos (1 hour and 30 minutes).


The beach with the lime kiln constitutes the output of a small gorge and it is full of pine trees, tamarix trees and palm trees. The inscriptions on the rocks seem to haunt the landscape on the northern bay of Syros’s west side. They are wishes, prayers and names carved by sailors who could find shelter from the bad weather here. Most of them date back to the Roman and the Byzantine times, but there are also Venetian or Turkish. You have access to the bay by boat from Kini or through a trail from Kampos.
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Gria Spilia (Old Cave)

From Grammata walking by the sea you will find yourselves at the beach of Gria Spilia and then you can go up the gully, where you will see lime kilns as well. The cave itself is a small cavity in the rock, the facade of which is built of stone. Continuing you will find a well and a farmhouse.
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