The E4 to Delphi 2019
This April we’re off to Ano Mousounitsa in the Vardhousia massif with plans to walk through the Ghiona mountains and the Parnassos national park, to Delphi and the Corinth Canal. We’ll also do some shorter walks in the Taygetos area, near Kalamata and Kardamili.
Category Archives: Diakopto to Levidhi
I sat among the flowers at the entrance to the tunnel and waited for the train. The E4 followed the single railway track from Diakopto, and and there wasn’t much room in the tunnels, on the bridges or in places … Continue reading
Holly oak is an improbable bush, with acorns nestling among shiny green holly leaves. It forms an impenetrable and prickly scrub across the dry mountains of the Peloponnese, encroaching on pasture and making footpaths impassable. Even where it has been … Continue reading
I’d been walking alone ever since Diakopto. Alan was back in Kalamata, still feeling bruised and fragile, waiting till he could have his stitches out. The weather had been tantalisingly beautiful, and I was keen to make the most of … Continue reading
The plan was to reach Kleitoria by early afternoon, then head off straightaway, camping somewhere down the valley. Alan was with me again, but we’d decided not to walk from Ano Mousounitsa. The weather forecast was mixed, with serious flooding … Continue reading
When we started walking, people in the shops and cafes would wish each other “Happy Summer”, just as we’d say Happy Christmas or Happy Easter. Now they wished each other “Happy Winter!” In the little cafe at Kamenitsa, the stove … Continue reading