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Yeni - Agia Kyriaki

A walk of 4,165 metres, taking an hour and graded 1 for difficulty. The walk takes us around the Yeni and Vlychos bays and is illuminated in summer so it can be done at night. Walkers should be careful because the route is also used by cars.

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C J T Walking description
00:00 From the Nydri-Vasiliki provincial road we turn left at the turning for Yeni and after 500m come to a new intersection, Yeni-Desimi, where we start our walk (GPS: N38 40 556, E20 42 405, H=8m)  Acces Map. Yeni - Agia Kyriaki walk (Starting point). On 21 May a festival is held in Nydri, celebrating the Unification of the Ionian Islands, with traditional music and dancing. We turn left on the asphalt road and walk through olive groves and tourist resorts, enjoying the view of the deep blue sea and the mountains of Lefkada
00:03 We carry on until we come to a strange house in the shape of a boat. This is the Rio-Antirrio ferry boat, which has moored among the mountains of Lefkada to give its own dash of colour to the landscape. We are still proceeding along the asphalt road, parallel to the sea, ignoring the right-hand turning which leads to the Chapel of Agia Kyriaki.
00:06 We come to a broad curve in the road to our left and to our right another junction; we continue straight on and a little farther on, where the sea is about 30m in front of us, we find some small cafés and tavernas where we can rest if we want.
00:09 We continue through cypress trees, with turnings leading off to houses with rooms for rent, but we stay on the main road until we get to Vlychos Bay and its shipyard.
00:18 A little farther on we see a sign to the village of Yeni. We follow the sign and enter the village. We come to a taverna and a little farther on a public parking area. We are moving gently downhill, still parallel to the sea and not taking any of the turnings. We are now within the village.
00:27 We continue on our way, the houses now less frequent, while farther on we enter a landscape of olive groves and the occasional cypress tree
00:33 We come to a turning to Korakia, which we ignore, and farther on a clump of cypress trees and a little fountain, with clean water from the Agioi Apostoloi spring
00:48 We now take a paved path to the left, leading to Agia Kyriaki. There are pine trees and, to our left, about ten metres away, the sea. We are now walking along a dirt path following the line of the shore. Once we are 4m from the sea we go up three little steps and come to the grave of the archaeologist Derfeld, who conducted excavations all around the Nydri area.
01:00 We now enter a little harbour, ascend some steps and arrive at the private Chapel of Agia Kyriaki, built in 1906. Ascending the steps of the chapel we see an impressive icon set in the rock, while in the distance Skorpios can be seen. This is the end of our walk (GPS: N38 42 306, E20 42 870, H=1m)  Acces Map. Church of Agia Kyriaki and we can now prepare to walk back to our starting point. The feast day of Agia Kyriaki is held at the chapel on 7 July, with traditional music and dancing

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