Here, we head east, as we traverse the rocky mountainside. After a while, we reach the slope of Pounta, where there is a spring with drinkable water. Continuing in the same direction, the old dirt road morphs into a narrow path, and after a few minutes, we arrive at the “cut” of Pountas, the highest and most beautiful point on the island, offering impressive views across the sea. From here, the route continues along a well maintained path, which leads to a fork after fifteen minutes. The path on the right leads to the village of Plagia. We take the path on the left towards Chrysostomos. After passing the remnants of a deserted village, the stone-paved path gradually descends until reaching the village of Vardarades. It’s a small village full of gardens and with few residents. Here we can drink from a fountain before leaving the village and its main road. Turning left, we continue along the old path. At the small stream, we cross a makeshift stone bridge and arrive just above the hamlet of Tsapataton, where the path becomes a dirt road that continues for 1.5klm., before ending at the paved road, just outside of the village of Chrysostomos.