Text: Katerina Pantazi
Photos: Katerina Pantazi, Sofia Stalmboudzi, Valentini Desculidou, Antonis Sassalos
Translation to English: Violandi Vratsanou
On Sunday 29 October we undertook a maintenance hike on the circular route of Menites. The starting point of the hike was the trademark of Menites, the famous lion springs. Our guide Lia Zerva from the Menites Cultural Association welcomed us to her village and before we could even start walking, she introduced us to the history of Menites … or Mainites? As much as opinions differ, we believe that both spellings and the respective origins of the names equally praise the beauties of the village.
So, we took to walking through the beauties of the village, along the waterfalls, up the stone stairs and huge stone walls. And if the whole Andros is tormented by drought, here in this place you forget a little bit the problem, as you hear the water flowing endlessly in the ditches and the river!