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: Metsovo to Mesochora
Somehow, our relaxed summer on the beach triggered health problems we’d never encountered while hiking. Alan’s knees swelled up, and were so painful he could hardly walk. I went with him to see a specialist, who took an X-ray and … Continue reading
We laid out our sleeping bags in the porch of the Monastery of the Lifegiving Spring (Zoodochos Pigi). It had started to rain as we left Metsovo that afternoon, so we were glad to sleep under shelter, and where the … Continue reading
“You shouldn’t walk through this area,” warned Sotiris, a genial Vlach shepherd with a comfortable paunch, as he passed us in his pick-up. “The dogs are very fierce, and the shepherds further on are Romanians, who don’t control them properly. … Continue reading
Kalarites was one of the prettiest, most unspoilt villages we stayed in. The road only reached it twenty years ago, and we could still see the old mule track snaking up from the valley below. But even better, the … Continue reading
“Push through the tunnel of bushes on all fours….” ran the description in the Mountains of Greece guide. We were a little nervous about the path to Matsouki, and nobody in Kalarites seemed to have been that way for a … Continue reading
One thing I love about walking in the mountains is the ever-changing scenery from the wild open peaks to the wooded valleys and clear streams below. It was a tough day’s walk to Gardiki, climbing up over the pass at … Continue reading
The cafe owner at Gardiki had promised he would be open for a breakfast coffee in the morning. So we sat at the table in the square sorting out our stuff, and waited. And waited. We wanted to stock up … Continue reading