Nothing indicates its ancient origin and even the single-chamber bizarre buildings with the semicircular or conical roofs refer to a Saracen settlement of the 8th-9th century. Start off from the beach where the boats are moored and find out an ancient corridor on your right that resembles a pile of irregularly thrown stones. In less than 10 minutes you are about to reach the first half-ruined building of Palatia. From this spot you can go down the beach again and enter the stream. Soon the church of Agia Sofia with the tile roof will stand right on your left. You can see scattered capitals, bases and altars.
The view from Agios Zacharias
After crossing the stone-built village, the path carries on to the right (west) by ascending the rim of the ravine. Following this path and after 7-8 minutes you will see a huge wooden cross, where there lies the snow-white small church of Agios Zacharias. It is the best balcony to the Aegean you can ever find! You will need about 20-30 minutes in total to descend from Agios Zacharias to Palatia.