Hiking Walking Trekking Bushwalking Tramping Photos in Greece

Sougia - Paleochora Hiking Walking Trekking Bushwalking Tramping Photos
Days1 (One way)TerrainHeathland / Moorland, Coast / BeachDateLate Oct
Region/PlaceCrete, HaniaCountryGreece  
Dist (kms)18Height gain (m)400Route findingEasy
RouteSougia, Ancient Lissos, Paleochora
NotesWild Cretan scenery through low thornbushes, leading to unexpectedly pleasant ruins at Lissos. Use the coastal ferry to get to the start of the walk.
Karst foreground and Western flanks of Lefka Ori (White Mtns) from nr Sougia, Sougia - Lissos - Paleohora coastal walk (T), Hania, Crete, Greece, 30-Oct-98, E447

Ancient Lissos and cove, nr Sougia, Ancient Lissos (S), Sougia - Lissos - Paleohora coastal walk (T), Hania, Crete, Greece, 30-Oct-98, E448

Asklipion Sanctuary (3rd Ct BC) and Roman mosaic (1st Ct AD) at Ancient Lissos, nr Sougia, Ancient Lissos (S), Sougia - Lissos - Paleohora coastal walk (T), Hania, Crete, Greece, 30-Oct-98, E450

Greek inscription on Asklipion Santuary (3rd Ct BC), nr Sougia, Ancient Lissos (S), Sougia - Lissos - Paleohora coastal walk (T), Hania, Crete, Greece, 30-Oct-98, E451

Thornbushes with SW Crete coast and Libyan Sea beyond, from plateau W of Lissos Valley, Sougia - Lissos - Paleohora coastal walk (T), Hania, Crete, Greece, 30-Oct-98, E453

   
White Mountains / Samaria Gorge Hiking Walking Trekking Bushwalking Tramping Photos
Days4TerrainHills, Deserts / Badlands / GorgesDateLate Oct
Region/PlaceCrete, White MtnCountryGreece  
Dist (kms)70.5Height gain (m)3450Route findingModerate
RouteKsiloskala (1200), Kalergi Refuge (1680), Poria Saddle (1500), Mavri (2030), Melidau (2133), Plakoselli (1800), nr Potamus (1700), Katsivelli (1970) (first night), Pakhnes base saddle (2200), Amutsera, Vigla Hill (1400), Anapoli (600) (2nd Night), Aradena, Livaniana (250), Aradena Gorge, Marmara (0), Agios Pavlos, Agia Rumelli (3rd Night), Samaria Gorge ascent, Ksiloskala (1200)
NotesAt the end of the trekking season (October), water (requiring treatment) was available only in Katsevelli. Try not to get knocked over by the trippers coming down the Samaria Gorge.
View to E from Mavri/Melidau saddle (1950m), with Pakhnes (Far R peak), Lefka Ori (White Mtns), White Mtns - Samaria Gorge circuit (T), Hania, Crete, Greece, 23-Oct-98, E433

View to W from Mavri/Melidau saddle (1950m), Lefka Ori (White Mtns), White Mtns - Samaria Gorge circuit (T), Hania, Crete, Greece, 23-Oct-98, E434

Entrance to Lower Aradena Gorge, S of White Mtns, White Mtns - Samaria Gorge circuit (T), Hania, Crete, Greece, 25-Oct-98, E436

Agios Pavlos Chapel (St Paul’s landfall in Crete), Sfakia Coast, nr Agia Rumelli, White Mtns - Samaria Gorge circuit (T), Hania, Crete, Greece, 25-Oct-98, E437

View to N from base of Pakhnes (2200m), White Mtns - Samaria Gorge circuit (T), Hania, Crete, Greece, 24-Oct-98, E435

   
Zakros Gorge Hiking Walking Trekking Bushwalking Tramping Photos
Days1TerrainDeserts / Badlands / GorgesDateEarly Nov
Region/PlaceCrete, LassithiCountryGreece  
Dist (kms)15Height gain (m)150Route findingEasy
RouteZakros, Kato Zakros, Zakros
NotesOleander bushes line the well-proportioned gorge.
Bougainvillea nr Zakros, Zakros Gorge (T), Lassithi, Crete, Greece, 4-Nov-98, E467

Oleander bushes in Zakros Gorge, Zakros Gorge (T), Lassithi, Crete, Greece, 4-Nov-98, E468

  
Amorgos Island Hiking Walking Trekking Bushwalking Tramping Photos
Days1 (One way)TerrainHeathland / Moorland, Coast / BeachDateMid Oct
Region/PlaceCyclades, AmorgosCountryGreece  
Dist (kms)22.5Height gain (m)800Route findingEasy
RouteKatapola, Stavros Saddle, Agios Yeoryios Valsamitis, Hora, Hozoviotissas Monastery, Agrilas, Asfodilidhi, Potamos, Egiali
NotesSweeping views along the spine of Amorgos and beyond to the other Cyclades.
View to SW behind Hozoviotissa Monastery, Amorgos Traverse (T), Amorgos, Cyclades, Greece, 14-Oct-98, E386

NE Coast of Amorgos from nr Hozoviotissa Monastery, Amorgos Traverse (T), Amorgos, Cyclades, Greece, 14-Oct-98, E388

Church at western edge of Asfodilidhi hamlet and NE Amorgos coast (R), Amorgos Traverse (T), Amorgos, Cyclades, Greece, 14-Oct-98, E389

Nikuria Islet (M), with distant Andikeri (ML), Keros (MR) and Naxos (FR), Amorgos Traverse (T), Amorgos, Cyclades, Greece, 14-Oct-98, E390

Naxos marble quarries Hiking Walking Trekking Bushwalking Tramping Photos
Days1TerrainFarmland / Villages / Urban, HillsDateMid Oct
Region/PlaceCyclades, NaxosCountryGreece  
Dist (kms)19Height gain (m)400Route findingDifficult
RouteHalki, Tsingalario, Apano Kastro, Ano Potamia, Flerio (Kouros), Marble quarries nr Kinidharas, Moni, Kaloxilos, Halki
NotesThe seemingly remote interior of Naxos, with its agricultural terraces. Nice polished fragments of marble near the quarries and factory.
Track to Tsingalario from Halki and Mt Fanári (ML), Tragea, Central Naxos circuit (T), Naxos, Cyclades, Greece, 12-Oct-98, E383

Apano Kastro, nr Tsingalario, Central Naxos circuit (T), Naxos, Cyclades, Greece, 12-Oct-98, E384

Moni village from path to Kaloxilos, Central Naxos circuit (T), Naxos, Cyclades, Greece, 12-Oct-98, E385

 
Agios Georgios Bay Hiking Walking Trekking Bushwalking Tramping Photos
DaysShortTerrainCoast / BeachDateEarly May
Region/PlaceIonian Islands, ZakynthosCountryGreece  
Dist (kms)3Height gain (m)150Route findingEasy
RouteAgios Georgios Bay viewpoint, Saddle above shipwreck, Agios Georgios Bay viewpoint
NotesRather steep down to the bottom of the saddle above the wreck, no obvious route down to the wreck.
Shipwreck in Agios Georgios Bay from saddle in cliff above wreck, Agios Georgios cliff walk (T), Zakynthos, Ionian Islands, Greece, 2-May-99, E1039

Shipwreck in Agios Georgios Bay from restaurant/lookout, Agios Georgios cliff walk (T), Zakynthos, Ionian Islands, Greece, 2-May-99, E1037

  
Antipaxos Island Hiking Walking Trekking Bushwalking Tramping Photos
Days1TerrainCoast / BeachDateEarly Oct
Region/PlaceIonian Islands, AntipaxosCountryGreece  
Dist (kms)8.5Height gain (m)360Route findingModerate
RouteVrika Beach, Vigla, Agrapidia, Cape Novoros lighthouse, Vigla, Voutoumi Beach, Messovrika Beach, Vrika Beach
NotesAn exploration of the island.
Drying fishing nets and olive trees nr Vigla, Antipaxos island circuit (T), Antipaxos, Ionian Islands, Greece, 1-Oct-98, E312

Valley leading to Voutoumi Bay and Greek mainland (Epiros) from Vigla, Antipaxos island circuit (T), Antipaxos, Ionian Islands, Greece, 1-Oct-98, E314

Voutoumi Bay lagoon, Antipaxos island circuit (T), Antipaxos, Ionian Islands, Greece, 1-Oct-98, E315

Voutoumi Bay, Paxos on horizon, Corfu on far horizon (R), Antipaxos island circuit (T), Antipaxos, Ionian Islands, Greece, 1-Oct-98, E316

Corfu's NE coves / beaches Hiking Walking Trekking Bushwalking Tramping Photos
Days1TerrainCoast / BeachDateMid Sep
Region/PlaceIonian Islands, CorfuCountryGreece  
Dist (kms)10Height gain (m)300Route findingEasy
RouteNissaki Beach Hotel, Kaminaki Cove, Nissaki Beach Hotel, Agni Cove, Kalami Cove, Kouloura Harbour, Kerasa Cove, Nissaki Beach Hotel
NotesPossibly the nicest cove scenery in Greece.
Cove N of Nissaki Beach Hotel and Albania across North Kerkyra Straits, Nissaki coves and beaches circuit (T), Corfu, Ionian Islands, Greece, 19-Sep-98, E271

Fishing boats nr Kouloura and Albania on horizon, Nissaki coves and beaches circuit (T), Corfu, Ionian Islands, Greece, 19-Sep-98, E274

  
Corfu's Pantokrator Massif Hiking Walking Trekking Bushwalking Tramping Photos
Days1TerrainHillsDateMid Sep
Region/PlaceIonian Islands, CorfuCountryGreece  
Dist (kms)11Height gain (m)280Route findingDifficult
RouteSpartillas, Sokraki, Zigos, Spartillas
NotesPoorly defined paths make this an interesting (and spiky) outing amongst a forgotten Corfu.
Berries and cypress trees, Mt Pantokrator massif nr Sokraki, Mt Pantocrator massif (T), Corfu, Ionian Islands, Greece, 21-Sep-98, E279

   
Paxos Island Hiking Walking Trekking Bushwalking Tramping Photos
Days1 (One way)TerrainFarmland / Villages / Urban, Coast / BeachDateLate Sep
Region/PlaceIonian Islands, PaxosCountryGreece  
Dist (kms)26Height gain (m)850Route findingDifficult
RouteGaios, Kaki Lagada, Fontana, Kipiadi Beach, Loggos, Glyfada Beach, Monadentri Beach, Apergatika, Lakkos Beach, nr Magazia, Manessatika, Tergo Bay viewpoint, Vassilatika, Dalietatika, Plani Beach, Missorachi Beach, Lakka
NotesPoorly defined paths provide entertainment. Trousers or thick skin useful.
Lakka Harbour, Gaios to Lakka coastal walk (T), Paxos, Ionian Islands, Greece, 30-Sep-98, E311

Table rocks and sea arch at Plani Beach, nr Lakka, Gaios to Lakka coastal walk (T), Paxos, Ionian Islands, Greece, 30-Sep-98, E308

Kipiadi Beach, Gaios to Lakka coastal walk (T), Paxos, Ionian Islands, Greece, 30-Sep-98, E305

Tergo Bay, nr Milos, Gaios to Lakka coastal walk (T), Paxos, Ionian Islands, Greece, 30-Sep-98, E307

Erimitis Cliffs from Agioi Apostoli, Paxos, Ionian Islands, Greece, 2-Oct-98, E317

   
Paxos western coast Hiking Walking Trekking Bushwalking Tramping Photos
Days1TerrainCliffs / Rock outcropsDateLate Sep
Region/PlaceIonian Islands, PaxosCountryGreece  
Dist (kms)7Height gain (m)150Route findingModerate
RouteGaios, Vellianitatika, Sterna Bay, Makratika, Agrilas Bay, Bogdanatika, Gaios
NotesGood coastal viewpoints.
Olive trees and Hoary Plantain (L) nr Makratika, Paxos west coast circuit from Gaios (T), Paxos, Ionian Islands, Greece, 29-Sep-98, E302

   
Paxos Island (south) Hiking Walking Trekking Bushwalking Tramping Photos
Days1TerrainCoast / BeachDateLate Sep
Region/PlaceIonian Islands, PaxosCountryGreece  
Dist (kms)11Height gain (m)250Route findingModerate
RouteGaios, Vellianitatika, Cape Chiros, Tripitos, Agoratika, Moggonissi, Missorachi, Gaios
NotesGood contrast in coastal scenery between east and west coasts.
Tripitos Arch, Paxos southern circuit from Gaios (T), Paxos, Ionian Islands, Greece, 28-Sep-98, E299

   
Paleokastrista Harbour view Hiking Walking Trekking Bushwalking Tramping Photos
DaysShortTerrainFarmland / Villages / UrbanDateMid Sep
Region/PlaceIonian Islands, CorfuCountryGreece  
Dist (kms)3Height gain (m)220Route findingEasy
RouteLakones, Mt Arakli, Lakones
NotesNice views down to the Paleokastrista region.
Lakones village, Paleokastrista harbour (L) and Paleokastrista Monastery headland (R), from Mt Arakli, Lakones - Mt Arakli circuit (T), Corfu, Ionian Islands, Greece, 23-Sep-98, E286

   
Mt Olympos Hiking Walking Trekking Bushwalking Tramping Photos
Days2TerrainMountainsDateEarly Oct
Region/PlaceMacedoniaCountryGreece  
Dist (kms)19Height gain (m)2050Route findingEasy
RoutePrionia (1100), Spilios Agapitos Refuge (2100), Skala (2866), Mitikas (2917), Skala (2866), Spilios Agapitos Refuge (2100), Prionia (1100)
NotesA fine walk in stable weather conditions. A loop using the Luki Couloir is possible but likely to set off scree avalanches on walkers below.
Mitikas (R) from nr Spilios Agapitos refuge, Mt Olympus summit trek (T), Mt Olympus NP, Macedonia, Greece, 7-Oct-98, E353

Chasm leading to top of Luki couloir, nr Mitikas summit (2917m), Mt Olympus summit trek (T), Mt Olympus NP, Macedonia, Greece, 7-Oct-98, E359

Descent from Mitikas summit, Mt Olympus summit trek (T), Mt Olympus NP, Macedonia, Greece, 7-Oct-98, E361

Needles of Mt Olympus and clouds in Mavrólongos Canyon, Mt Olympus summit trek (T), Mt Olympus NP, Macedonia, Greece, 7-Oct-98, E362

Mani hamlets Hiking Walking Trekking Bushwalking Tramping Photos
DaysShortTerrainFarmland / Villages / UrbanDateLate Mar
Region/PlacePeloponnese, LakoniaCountryGreece  
Dist (kms)3Height gain (m)0Route findingEasy
RouteStavri, Paths to NW from Stavri, Towards Cape Tigani, Stavri
NotesForget the Elysian Fields, a wander though the Asphodel Meadows here in early spring is superb.
Asphodel Meadows, Purple Meadow Clary and Stavri village, Mani meadows circuit from Stavri (T), Lakonion Mani, Peloponnese, Greece, 23-Mar-99, E861

View to N along W coast of Mani Peninsula, from nr Stavri, Mani meadows circuit from Stavri (T), Lakonion Mani, Peloponnese, Greece, 23-Mar-99, E863

Asphodel Meadows and tower in Harabos hamlet nr Stavri, Mani meadows circuit from Stavri (T), Lakonion Mani, Peloponnese, Greece, 23-Mar-99, E860

Purple Meadow Clary along path to Stavri, Mani meadows circuit from Stavri (T), Lakonion Mani, Peloponnese, Greece, 23-Mar-99, E864

Taÿgetos foothills Hiking Walking Trekking Bushwalking Tramping Photos
Days1TerrainHillsDateLate Mar
Region/PlacePeloponnese, MessiniaCountryGreece  
Dist (kms)12Height gain (m)400Route findingEasy
RouteKardamili, Sotiros Monastery, Agia Sophia church, Kardamili
NotesExcellent old mule tracks and colour-coded way-marked paths in the region.
Spurge and Broom in Viros Gorge nr Sotiros Monastery, nr Kardamyli, Taygetos foothills circuit from Kardamyli (T), Messinian Mani, Peloponnese, Greece, 24-Mar-99, E872

Flowers in olive grove nr Sotiros Monastery, nr Kardamyli, Taygetos foothills circuit from Kardamyli (T), Messinian Mani, Peloponnese, Greece, 24-Mar-99, E873

Kalderimi (old mule track) to Kardamyli nr Agia Sofia church, Taygetos foothills circuit from Kardamyli (T), Messinian Mani, Peloponnese, Greece, 24-Mar-99, E874

Kalderimi (old mule track) leading to old town of Kardamyli past Asphodels, Taygetos foothills circuit from Kardamyli (T), Messinian Mani, Peloponnese, Greece, 24-Mar-99, E875