Route 5 will take you on the eastern slopes of Mt. Kerkis, where you will discover some of the most picturesque villages of Samos. It is a circular route, which mostly follows the old paths connecting these villages, through thick pine forests and old estates. In Leka and Kosmadei villages, there are numerous amenities for hikers (cafés, restaurants). From Kosmadei, you can continue onto Route 11 or Route 14, both of which grant you access to the summit of Mt. Kerkis from its northern and eastern sides.