Trails

Trails

Hiking from Beloi to Kapesovo via the skala of Vradeto

By Chrisostomos Kamberis

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…

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Mt. Tymfi : Hiking to Tsepelovo

By Chrisostomos Kamberis

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 ones as usual. The majority would cross Mt. Tymfi and get…

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Astraka and the Dragon lake

By Chrisostomos Kamberis

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

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

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 were only a few small clouds here and there. “Good start”. The plan…

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Zagori Hike : The Beginning

By Chrisostomos Kamberis

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

Zagori : The Kingdom of Infinite Country Epirus—rightfully called “the infinite country” since ancient times, got its epithet from of its mountains which row after row dominate the horizon, appearing to be endless. Zagori, one of the most astounding places you’ll ever see, is hidden in the heart of this isolated region of northwestern Greece.…

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To Priecne Sedlo and Back

By Chrisostomos Kamberis

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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Trekking the Oak Woodland in Xeromero

By Spiros Gioldasis

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

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…

High Tatras: The Winter Trail to Teryho Chata

By Chrisostomos Kamberis
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Deep in the Small Cold valley, resting at the edge of a cirque, Teryho chata has been weathering the abrupt summer storms and blinding winter blizzards of High Tatras for more than a century. Built in 1899, by the Hungarian…

Zelene Pleso: A fun trail on High Tatras

By Chrisostomos Kamberis
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Zelene pleso means “green tarn” and that’s exactly the hue of its crystal clear waters. Located at the end of Bielej Vody valley, this small mountain lake is surrounded by towering peaks that soar one kilometer high above the valley,…

Hiking in High Tatras: Popradske Pleso And Koprovsky

By Chrisostomos Kamberis
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Every year, the missus and I try to climb at least one bucket list summit. Since we love hiking in High Tatras, this year’s goal was Gerlakovsky—Slovakia’s highest summit. While organizing the climb though something, or rather someone, came up…

Madari Circular Trail in Cyprus

By Chrisostomos Kamberis

Madari circular trail is in my humble opinion the most beautiful trail in Cyprus. It starts just outside the village of Kyperounta in eastern Troodos Mountains and follows a well signed 13km trail with approximately 650m elevation gain through some…

Hiking Cyprus : Atalanti Trail on Troodos

By Chrisostomos Kamberis
Hiking Cyprus Atalanti Trail on Troodos

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…

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

By Chrisostomos Kamberis
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Hiking 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…