What makes Donoussa special is the comprehensive network of marked trails that covers a significant portion of the island, and we strongly recommend that you use them to get to know all the island’s beauties up close. In this regard, Donoussa resembles Iraklia. Indeed, there is also a very meticulous publication by the cultural association of Donoussa that has (so far, up to 2014) described five signposted trails on the island in detail. (This publication can be purchased in shops on the island. We bought it in a travel agency at a cost of 5 euros.)
With a total length of 9,200 meters, these trails constitute the island's Network of Paths of Cultural Interest. Most of them used to be part of the old mule roads that covered the island and united its four villages, Stavros, Mersini, Messaria, and Kalotaritissa.
Here we have path three (3), which connects Mersini with Livadi and is 900 meters long. It is easy to descend and relatively tiring to climb, with a maximum altitude difference of 162 meters. A short detour to the left near the beginning of the path will lead us to the spring of Mersini, and at the end of the trail we will find the beautiful beaches of Livadi and Fykio.