7. “Karthaia” Route: Chavouna – Aghios Taxiarchis – Pigadaki – Kaliskia – Karthaia
Length: 1.700 m. The traditional village Chavouna is at a 18,5 km distance from Ioulida. Chavouna belonged to ancient Karthaia and until today has undergone minimal interventions. After going down the cobbled path and having always view to the sea, you meet the little church of Aghios Taxiarchis. In location Pigadaki you have the chance to see signs of a farm of the classical era, with a precinct and towers. After about half an hour you will find yourselves in front of a deviation. If you move into the main road, you will end up to Vathypotamos stream, where the route is connected with the previous ones. If you follow the deviation, you will reach the isolated beach of Kaliskia.
8. “Seirios” Route: Ellinika – Choucli – Vryses – Aghios Filippos – Aghios Symeon
Length: 4.300 m. Starting point for this route is Ellinika, at a 10,3 km distance from Ioulis. If you start from Aghios Symeon, the route towards Aghios Filippos is shorter. From Aghios Symeon you may also choose to follow route 3 towards Karthaia. After Ellinika, in location Chouchli, survives a part of an ancient tower that was used as an observatory for the control of the area. When you reach Vryses, you will see the stone-made constructions used for watering the cultivations. The route ends up to the isolated pebbled beach of Aghios Filippos.
9. “Artemis” Route: Ioulis – Myloi – Tholos – Kalogerados – Amarathia – Ellinika – Aghios Panteleimonas – Panagia Loutriani
Length: 5.500 m. This route through a green landscape starts from the south fringes of Ioulis, in location Synetairismos, and goes up to the Mountain of the Mills, at a 500 m. altitude. Walking further for quite a while on the village road, you will find in the area of Tholos the historic temple of Ioannis Theologitis and then you will enter the dense oak forest of Kalogerados. You will cross a creek of unique wild beauty and you will reach at the clearing with the church of Aghios Nikolaos, a point where the route may split into two smaller parts, because of a road passage. The path continues always through a virgin oak forest in Amarathia and, just before it ends up to Ellinika, it turns again to a track. This route is connected with Ellinika with route 3 that leads to Karthaia. On the opposite direction, to the west, you may expand your route towards the post-byzantine monastery of Aghios Panteleimonas and Aghia Irini, having as final destination Panagia Loutriani, in the depths of a forest valley, where you will see one more ancient tower and other buildings of the same era.
10. “Hydroussa” Route: Benjamin Spring – Aghios Dimitrios – Spathi
Length: 4.800 m. Following initially the same route of exit from Ioulis with the one that leads to Otzias (Route 1), you reach Benjamin’ s spring. This location functions as the starting point of the route because it has also a road access from the village road, leading from Ioulis to Spathi and Kastri. After the spring the path ramifies and its east branch leads to Aghios Dimitrios. Following for a 150 m distance the village road, you will meet a sign that will get you again into the path. You go down to the deep creek of Spathi, the most impressive one in the island. The biggest part of this route is shadowy. Getting close to the bank of the stream, you may observe the terraced stone road with continuous angular turns that is a unique sample of the rural folk architecture of Kea. After a tour through the stream and the dense vegetation, passing from dispersed country houses and chapels on the slopes, you end up to the big idyllic sandy beach of Spathi, where you have the chance to swim in the crystal waters or just to rest in the fish-tavern. On the southern hill next to the beach there has been discovered an ancient mine.
11. “Poiiessa” Route: Sklavonikolas – Panachra – Aghia Marina – Pisses – Pisses beach
Length: 5.500 m.“Poiiessa” Route: Katomeria – Chionatos spring – Pisses – Pisses beach Length: 4.700 m. In location Sklavonikolas, you turn right from the village road and you take the track to Vroskopos. After 1,5 km, you meet on your left the entrance to the path Panachra-Aghia Marina. Very soon you reach to the abandoned, yet quite impressive ancient Hellenistic Tower of Panachra. If you continue to the same path, you will reach to a biggest tower, the Tower of Aghia Marina, that dates back to the Classical-Hellenistic years and still stands there resisting to the corrosion by the centuries, the earthquakes, the invasions and the hurricanes. Next to it you will find the snowy little catholic church of Aghia Marina that belonged to the early Byzantine monastery. At a short distance, you will meet the homonym spring known for the best running water in the island. Leaving behind you the Tower, you will go on through a narrow village road that after a while, in location Kremasti, turns into a descending path towards Pisses. In this amazing route, you will enjoy wild nature’ s beauty, walking through the rocky mountainside and gazing across the picturesque area Plagia that ends up to the creek. After your descent to Pisses valley, you will get rewarded with the view of a serene landscape with fields, fruit trees and farms. What you will most enjoy though is swimming in Pisses beach and enjoying its velvet sand. You may reach the same destination starting from Aghios Nikolaos in Kato Meria and following that wonderful route full of dense vegetation and beautiful landscapes. After you pass Chionatos spring, you will end up to the big creek and then to Pisses beach. This alternative route is connected with the previous one in the big creek, at a 2 km distance from the beach.
12. “Orkos” Route: Profitis Ilias – Laoudi – Kampouri – Orkos
Length: 4.200 m. “Orkos” Route: Velado – Grikou – Gerantoni Spring – Panagia tou Grikou Length: 1.900 m. A route that was recently characterized as a “Route of Cultural interest”, starting from Profitis Ilias and ending up to the picturesque bay of Orkos. You may start this route also from Ioulis. In this case, the route until Profitis Ilias is identical with “Aristeos” Route (no. 3). From the village road at the level of Profitis Ilias, the route leads to a narrow track that after a while turns into a path. After transforming in a cobbled track, the route goes down towards a creek full of oaks and maples. At its last part, it leads to the stream, ending up to Orkos, in a beautiful sandy beach with trees, clear waters and a few cottages. Here you will see old iron ores some of which are open to the public. You may return by car through a quite good road. The same route in the broader area Velado – Profitis Ilias may include an idyllic tour that leads from the village road Ioulis- Katomeria to Velado. There you will see little churches, cottages and villas. From the location Grikos, the route goes down to a stone-paved narrow path framed by “xerolithia” walls. Through an oak forest you come down the stairs, pass from Gerantonis spring and end up in the picturesque chapel of Panagia of Grikos.