Cyprus Miliou Walk - a good Circular jaunt with descriptive Photos.
Miliou via Theletra circular walk on Cyprus via several villages. Total walking distance of around 10kms. This Cyprus walk creates a circular walk from Miliou to the deserted village of Theletra. This is a much harder walk involving some quite steep climbs on tracks - especially if the weather on the day of the walk is particularly hot which can make walking conditions very dusty in places.
Decent walking boots seems to us to be quite essential and also is it important to have a good supply of water with you. There are a few photos included which even if you don't particularly go hiking might be of interest if you plan to go out sightseeing on Cyprus.
How to Get There. Take the B7 Pathos to Polis road, continue on past Stroumpi, then Gioliou and then take the turn off marked to Miliou. Just after passing Agiol Anarygroi on the left the road crosses a bridge and then just on the right there is a small parking area adjacent to a house (this house actually looks like it should be a byzantine church).
Eventually the track goes sharply back on itself on a hairpin and commences to climb quite steeply. There are views of the distant mountains and hills as well as the valley. Eventually the deserted village of Theletra appears ahead of you. Stay on the main track as it winds round the hillside and then climbs up to meet the tarmac road just at the right hand side of Theletra.
There are excellent views back down the valley from the village. Turn left to walk the short distance into Theletra and have a look round. This probably a good point to stop for lunch - their are several sets of concrete steps around to sit on.
Walk back along the road and pass the track where you originally came in - less than a kilometre from the village and on a sharp bend a track goes off on the right (in effect straight ahead). The initially concrete but soon dirt track heads along slowly dropping and with a nice looking gorge on the right. Drop down to
pass farm buildings and ignore all side tracks to reach a track junction at the head of the gorge. Go right and follow the track as it climbs up now with the hillside on your left and good views of the gorge to the right.
Go right at the next fork and follow the main track - ignore a track going to the right - this simply goes to a rocky outcrop.
Continue going round the hillside and then at the next track fork keep left and which rises up and with a field on the right. Stay on this main track soon passing vineyards on the right to arrive at another main track fork - this time fork right and follow this track as it stays fairly level to bend right and pass a
stone hut on the left and between more vineyards. The track simply goes around the farm and then returns to the main track - turn right here - the track starts to descend and be careful since the surface is extremely rough underfoot. Cross over the dip and then commence up the other side - this climb really does hurt your legs since although it is only around 350 metres in length it rises 50 metres.
There are quite a few tracks joining at the top of this short climb but now at last the climbs on the walk are about finished.
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