|Mount Atavyros (Αττάβυρος) or Ataviros is a bare mountain, which rises to 1215 meters.|
Otherwise very arid mountain is covered in a carpet of spring flowers composed of white sage and blue anemone blue and pink cistus, a show that rewards the efforts of ascension.
The summit is a sharp contrast to aridity dazzling slopes fertile and fresh greenery of pine forests.
The summit offers a dazzling panorama of the island and the sea
| On the summit of Mount Atavyros you can see few remains of a sanctuary dedicated to Zeus dating from the Mycenaean period. A terrible legend surrounds it : the altar would have looked like a bronze bull where people were locked. Then they set fire and the prisoners died a horrible death. The priests interpreted the sanctuary shouts and calls of victims as oracles. This is at least what still tell the villagers at the foot of this mountain.|