With a height of 420m, Papas is the highest point of Iraklia.
It is about a 2km-hike to the top on a recently cleared footpath, amid a stone-terraced landscape dotted with old threshing floors.
The top offers superb views of all neighboring islands and occasionally even the mountains of Crete are visible.
On the way up one can also watch predator birds, like the Griffon Vulture –a rare species in the Cyclades- which nest in the cavities of the rocks.
|Directions for access
|Access is only via the footpath that starts from the village of Panagia.