Begin hiking from the picturesque red-roofed village of Petra on the northern shores of the island and head to the Valley of the mills. Admire the curious remains of the 18 water mills, including columns made of volcanic basalt and a group of three water mills dating from Ottoman or even Byzantine times. Don’t be surprised by the flurry of butterflies and the magical scent of local herbs.
Pass by the gorgeous village of Petri tucked away in the mountains and delight in its narrow streets, along with its stone-built homes. Consider having lunch at the local taverna and take in the magnificent views to the sea and Petra bay. As you return to Petra visit the hauntingly fascinating stone-built Monastery of Glykofylousa Panagia (meaning Our Lady of the Sweet Kiss) set on a large rock formation. Climb the steps up to the highest point to enjoy fabulous vistas of the Mediterranean Sea and the village below. Finish the day with a walk through the old streets of the village and down to the central square for a coffee, ouzo or fresh juice.