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Karpenisi to Kokkalia: Just another day

Sometimes there’s nothing special to say about a day’s hiking. No dramatic weather, no exciting encounters, just the pleasant routine of placing one foot after another, enlivened by the small pleasures of finding the right path, a cafe open for … Continue reading

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Kokkalia to Saradena: Ridge walk

Glorious blue skies, mountains all round, soft springy turf underfoot: it was another perfect day. It reminded me of the Ridgeway back home, but much, much grander. It was cold, though. As we climbed up above 1500 metres, I was wearing my … Continue reading

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Saradena to Artotina: Fog

Thick fog, drizzle, cold. My instinct was to retreat further down into my sleeping bag. Instead, we warmed up with a quick coffee and set off down the mountain in the hope of a hot breakfast at Grameni Oxia. As … Continue reading

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Artotina to Ano Mousounitsa: Disaster!

“Help! Help! Jane!” There was panic in Alan’s voice. Had he fallen and broken a leg or ankle? I remembered the words of warning in the Mountains of Greece guide: “There is no mountain rescue, so don’t have an accident.” … Continue reading

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