Engarés - Agios Artémios and back
This fairly long hike first follows a small concrete road, that begins in
Engarés, then there is a beautiful trail that continues in a leafy valley, next
to some remains of water mills and along irrigation gutters – with the massive
of the Kóronos on your left. After the bridge, a gravel road climbs steeply to
Kinídaros - fortunately, there are still long stretches of the old path that
allows you to avoid the monotonous road – see the hike Engarés – Kinídaros and
The total hike takes about
2h50 (actual walking time): we needed 1h30 to get to Agios Artémios and our way
back took a little less.
The distance of the way out or the way back is 5,19 km.
The green valley beneath Engarés.
(0h13) Attention: just before reaching the tower, in a depression and near a bench, there is a path that goes obliquely to the left (sign Agios Artémios 1h25 / Kinídaros 2h15) – you will pass in this way just next to the tower (date 1787).
Further on, you
arrive while descending into a rocky valley and - after 4 minutes - next to an
irrigation gutter. You go up and down, you go through a gate in reinforcing
steel and you arrive in the valley, next to a water mill with a gutter where the
water runs abundantly.
An irrigation gutter in the valley of Engarés.
(0h42) After 10 splendid minutes, you
veer left next to a concrete beam ); you now continue straight towards a
very nice rocky hill and, while veering right, you have a beautiful view of the
Kóronos. You arrive between abundant vegetation, you pass a pit of the
distribution of waters  and the beautiful path continues again and
again; you pass a second pit, you go down and up, and after a flat end,
you descend, accompanied by the sound of the water, to the left of the
upper part of a water mill, with an irrigation gutter.
The upper part of a water mill.
You continue more or less flatly until you get to a clearing, next to a small ruin.
After 30 beautiful minutes, you cross the bed again, to the left and on a
concrete ledge between the oleanders. For a short time, your progress is quite
difficult: you pass a small white house, you must pass on rocks and through some
marshy passages. You go to the right (red arrow) and you follow a path between
big stones along the water (red marks).
You arrive in this way in front of a big bridge: your path passes UNDER this bridge, then turns left, with a water mill in front of you. You go up again to the left, between a gutter and the water mill, and you thus arrive on the gravel road which passes on the bridge.
[For Kinídaros, you should take a left to cross the bridge - see the hike Engarés - Kinídaros and back.]
You do not cross the bridge, but you continue on the right: you climb for a
short time on concrete, then you climb more slowly while keeping to the right on
a gravel road; you arrive at the top of the beautiful green valley and further
above many gardens.
(1h28) For the way back, you first cross the two gates to return to the gravel road, next to the old church, and you follow it for 16 minutes.
(1h44) Pay attention: just before the bridge, you should go down to the LEFT, with the water mill in front of you; you turn right to go under the bridge – there you will find the right monopáti, marked with red marks.
The big bridge on the gravel road between Kinídaros and Agios Artémios.
The trail winds between and on the rocks and between the rhododendrons, then it becomes clearer. You pass three spots full of water, then you cross the river on the concrete ledge, to the left .
(1h50) You go for a few moments to the right, you cross a terrace and you reach a very obvious path that will continue now on the left bank, above the murmuring water in the very green valley. You pass quite soon next to the water mill, then next to two water pits  – and you continue on the path that goes down slowly for many minutes - sometimes in the middle of a luxuriant vegetation, sometimes between beautiful rocks.
View on one of the summits of the massif of the Kóronos.
After a little more than 25 minutes of a very beautiful trail, you go through
the gate in reinforcing steel; you go down near ruins, you keep to the right
near the sign Engarés 35 'and you arrive to the left of the chapel - next to it,
there are benches, it is the occasion to rest a little ...