is near a very fertile and intensively cultivated valley
of olive groves and orchards interspersed with cypress
trees. On the opposite side of the valley is the small
village of Kourounichori. Melanes has several traditional
It is a beautiful area for walking. There are footpaths
through the valley which lead to Kourounochori and via
the hamlet of Mili to a marble statue, the Kouros of Flerio.
marble statue dates from the 6th century B.C. and work on it
was probably abandoned because one of the legs broke. The Kouros
probably represents a young god such as Apollo, or a hero.
The statue lies in a well watered private garden which belongs
to the Kondylis family.
Cold drinks and coffee can be enjoyed in a shaded seating area
of the garden which also has a beautiful ancient olive tree.