In April we’re off on our travels again, walking across Crete West to East. Sometimes we’ll follow the E4 European trail, but with our own variations. Check out our facebook page to get updates from the trail – and to see more news about hiking in Greece.
Facebook postsGreek hiking2 days agoI'm looking forward to exploring some of the new routes from the Peloponnese Way this summer http://thepeloponneseway.com/. One of the special delights of this area are the Byzantine monasteries and tiny churches throughout the area. Many are open and with lovely frescoes. Good place to shelter too, if the weather breaks.Greek hiking6 days agoGreat to see the new Cicerone guide to the Pindos and Peloponnese Ways is now out. Tim has a lifetime of experience hiking in the Pindos, and amazing dedication to keeping the ancient paths open, machete in hand! I hope the book encourages lots more people to discover these wonderful mountains.
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