Hikes

A bridge and a waterfall

We had reached the national park around the 2,152 meters high Mount Oeta or Oiti, where we wanted to go on a hike. Our spot for the night was at the famous Gorgopotamos Bridge, which is a railway bridge over the river with the same name. It played an important role in WWII, when the …

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@ Argos

Yeah! Our first visit to an archeological site since we came to Greece 2 months ago. Until recently everything was closed due to the lockdown, but archeological sites are open since maybe a week now. We came to Argos to hike up to the castle Larissa, but first stopped at the remains of the historic …

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Kap Tigani

It was market day in Areopoli (every Saturday), which made it a great stop for some fresh fruits and veggies – always so much more fun than a supermarket. We were on our way to Kap Tigáni, a little peninsula in the shape of a pan handle. But more about it later, first we did …

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The old Mani path

Already the name of this hike sounded lovely: Pigi & Platsa – the 2 villages we would reach on cobblestone-paved roads built hundreds of years ago for hoofed traffic connecting the mountain villages with each other and the coast. These roads are called kalderimi and are typically 2 m wide, so that two fully laden mules could …

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Agia Sofia @ Kardamyli

Our first time in Kardamyli, we visited the old town with its typical Mani fortification, but a hike up into the mountain was cut short when a thunderstorm hit us. Post on the fortification. The weather was perfect, and we headed into the mountains to Agia Sofia, a church and village, which is connected by …

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The Mystras hike

We often like the routes our Alpine navigation takes us, sometimes it finds roads we would not have chosen from a map and it takes us to places we wouldn’t have reached otherwise, like this shallow ford we enjoyed to cross. Always fun to drive through water, as long as you get out on the …

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Devil’s Bridge Hike

From a beautiful beach at the bay of Epidauros, we took the bikes to explore the back country with its lovely orchards, small villages and a natural bridge over a gorge called the Devil’s Bridge. The ancient Troezen was once an important city and some of the Greek myths happened here like the stories around …

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The Franchthi Cave

With the Franchthi cave, oposite of the village of Kiladha in the east of the Peloponnese, we had found a trace of human settlement which dates back until 38,000 BC!! We hiked there from Salati Beach, which is about 1 hour to the North, but you can also drive to a lovely bay much closer …

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Hiking the coast

From Polemarcha beach, our home base for a couple of days, a well marked route leads along the coast to Palaia Epidavros, a little harbour town on the site of ancient Epidavros. The famous theatre at the Sanctuary of Asklepios in Epidauros lies just about 10km inland from here. At this time of the year, …

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Lousios hike

From Stemnitsa we turned onto a road with countless hairpins, dropping into the valley of the Lousios river. At an old bridge over the river our hike into the gorge started. Beside of the fantastic landscape, the monasteries plastered to the walls of the gorge are the main attraction on this hike. From this bridge …

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