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Hiking Cyprus Atalanti Trail on Troodos

Hiking Cyprus : Atalanti Trail on Troodos

By Chrisostomos Kamberis / 8 August, 2018 / 15 Comments

Atalanti is one of the most popular trails in Cyprus   Atalanti trail is the second highest in Cyprus after Artemis and one of the most beautiful on Troodos Mountain. Cyprus may not be a popular hiking destination but truth is that it has some excellent trails extending from easy to moderate difficulty which are…

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Hiking Guide: What to Know Before Hitting a Trail For The First Time

By Chrisostomos Kamberis / 28 June, 2018 / 6 Comments

  Trekking is one of the healthiest and most relaxing activities there is. It’s a great way to get out of your routine, relief stress effectively and improve your mental health while getting some great exercise. Consequently it’s one of the few things on this world that can improve your overall health and quality of…

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Carrauntoohil : Hiking to the top of Ireland

By Chrisostomos Kamberis / 17 May, 2018 / 20 Comments

Irish Mountains Talking about mountains in Ireland, might sound a bit ironic since the emerald island is famous for its endless green flats more than anything else. Truth is that Ireland not only has mountains but they also present a great opportunity for people to be introduced to mountaineering and do something that usually is…

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Mt. Brandon : Stormy Weather

By Chrisostomos Kamberis / 30 October, 2017 / 8 Comments

People and especially media people tend to tell stories about epic journeys and successful accomplishments. But truth to be told there are much more to be learned from a failure than a success thus the reading of a defeat is much more useful to a reader than an epic story of triumph. This story is…

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Monodentri : Agia Paraskevi Monastery and Rizarios School of Handcrafts

By Chrisostomos Kamberis / 15 July, 2017 / 4 Comments

The Return Day 7 Last day of hiking and our luck had eventually run out. Outside it was pouring and the gloomy horizon wasn’t showing any sign of improvement. Originally, we had planned to hike back to Monodentri through Vitsa but even though we could still go—rain or not, we just preferred to take it…

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Hiking from Kipi to Dilofo kalogeriko bridge

Hiking from Kipi to Dilofo

By Chrisostomos Kamberis / 13 June, 2017 / 10 Comments

The Break Day 6 Even though today would be something like a day off. We still agreed to walk for a couple of hours, so that our legs wouldn’t get stiff. The guys from Hikes4all had arranged a small route to Dilofo village just to stretch a bit. After having lunch there, a car would…

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Hiking from Beloi to Kapesovo via the skala of Vradeto

By Chrisostomos Kamberis / 7 June, 2017 / 16 Comments

The Viewpoint Day 5 Our fifth day in Zagori started with a hearty rural breakfast. It was splendid with five types of homemade jam and cheese produced by the owners among other things. You just can’t beat top ingredients no matter what you cook out of them. The day’s hike was simple and fairly easy.…

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Mt. Tymfi : Hiking to Tsepelovo

By Chrisostomos Kamberis / 15 May, 2017 / 7 Comments

The Descent Day 4 It was pitch–dark and I could only hear the intense activity that took place in the refuge. Time was half past six and most people were already up getting dressed and fixing their equipment. Me and Veronika were the last to get up as usual. The majority would cross Mt. Tymfi…

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Astraka and the Dragon lake

By Chrisostomos Kamberis / 8 May, 2017 / 6 Comments

The Ascent Day 3 I waited five minutes for the alarm to ring, then I quietly got dressed and went out. Darkness was still covering Mikro Papingo as I was navigating through its narrow alleys. Outside the gate, Astraka towers looked imposing above the tiny village. Rogovo As I was walking the only road leaving…

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Zagori : Hiking Voidomatis to Kleidonia and Papingo

By Chrisostomos Kamberis / 1 May, 2017 / 14 Comments

The River. Day 2. After a good night’s sleep, we woke up in high spirits. The euphoria of the previous day was still on and we couldn’t wait to start our second day in Zagori. The day’s march would take us back to Voidomatis river and the infamous Kleidonia bridge. From there, we would be…

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Hiking Vikos Gorge

By Chrisostomos Kamberis / 24 April, 2017 / 13 Comments

The Gorge. Day 1. Hiking Vikos gorge under rain is treacherous because of the rock falls. So naturally the first thing I did when I woke up was to open the door and get on the small balcony. To my relief there was only a small cloud here and there. “Good start.” The plan was…

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Zagori Hike : The Beginning

By Chrisostomos Kamberis / 10 April, 2017 / 0 Comments

Zagori Hike : The Beginning   Having left behind Ioannina—the capital of Epirus. We took the old road to Zagorochoria—as all forty six villages of Zagori are collectively named. We hadn’t seen a car or people for the last twenty minutes and I could feel the isolation  of the place as our small Fiat 500x…

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Zagori : The Kingdom of Infinite Country

By Chrisostomos Kamberis / 28 February, 2017 / 18 Comments

Zagori : The Kingdom of Infinite Country Epirus—rightfully called the “infinite country” since ancient times; Got its epithet because of its mountains which row after row dominate the land making it seem endless. Zagori is hidden in the heart of this isolated region in northwestern Greece. Its forty six villages, called Zagorochoria are nested between…

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To Priecne Sedlo and Back

By Chrisostomos Kamberis / 2 May, 2016 / 6 Comments

To Priecne Sedlo and Back I was really looking forward for this trip to Priecne Sedlo. For all I knew it looked very promising. A real adventure out in the mountains. And I wasn’t wrong. This trail in High Tatras  was an adventure with all the good and bad things real adventures come with! Our…

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Xeromero Oak Woodland

Trekking the Oak Woodland in Xeromero

By Spiros Gioldasis / 7 April, 2016 / 2 Comments

The Oak Woodland of Xeromero In the western part of the prefecture of Aetoloakarnania in Xeromero province, just 30 km from Agrinio, the largest city of the county, is the only Oak Woodland in Greece and one of the largest in Europe. Location Based in Agrinio, a city that would ensure plenty of accommodation and…

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3 Great trails in Troodos Mountains

By Chrisostomos Kamberis / 10 March, 2016 / 8 Comments

Troodos trails are like a well kept secret in Cyprus. The island is mostly known for the golden beaches and the wild parties of Ayia Napa.  Cyprus not only has trails, but also has mountain trails. Yes! It has mountains as well! Troodos Troodos is the biggest mountain range in the island. The highest peak…

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The Majestic High Tatras

By Chrisostomos Kamberis / 28 February, 2016 / 7 Comments

The Majestic High Tatras Standing between Slovakia and Poland the proud mountain range of High Tatras has a special charm and atmosphere. Protected by National Park status and part of UNESCO Biosphere Reserves the Tatras are a great place to be for nature lovers, hikers and climbers. If you love mountains then you have to visit…

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Uhrovec Castle : In the Heart of the forest

By Chrisostomos Kamberis / 18 January, 2016 / 0 Comments

The ruins of Uhrovec castle are located on Nitricke Vrchy Hills which are part of Strazovske vrchy. Hidden inside the dense forest, the castle  is really isolated and not accessible by car. But you wouldn’t want to go by car anyway because the trail that leads to the castle from Uhrovec Podhradie is ethreal. It’s…

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Patsos gorge, Crete

By Chrisostomos Kamberis / 11 December, 2015 / 0 Comments

Patsos gorge is also known as Agios Antonios because of the little church in the cave near the entrance of the gorge. It is located 30km from the city of Rethymno at 490m altitude. In the shadow of Samaria gorge which is also in Crete, Patsos is a smaller and less crowded choice. The whole…

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Samaria gorge, Crete

By Chrisostomos Kamberis / 18 November, 2015 / 0 Comments

Samaria gorge, the second biggest gorge in Europe is located in the White mountains south of Chania.It belongs to the greater area of Samaria National park and its flora and fauna are protected by law. It begins at the plateau of Omalos (1200m) and ends up in Agia Roumeli village after 16km. The entrance is called…

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