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incredible views the entire hike. Very well marked trail and easy to follow. Take the loop counter clockwise to go up past the spring and the Cave of Zas. It's a very steep climb scrambling up some rocks, but better to go up than down. Following the loop down the other side of the mountain drops you at the road. Following the TOPO map will wind you down the road and trails and through the stairs of the nearby town back to your car. WEAR GOOD BOOTS WITH ANKLE SUPPORT. You will not be disappointed with the 360 degree view from the peak. Well worth the climb.

We tried to rake this route, but we were sent away early when we wanted to pass the big hotel south of Neos Marmaris.

This is a breathtakingly beautiful hike. The crowds are a downside, but don't let that dissuade you if you have the opportunity. Views along the hike are unrivaled. This is not the hike for testing your pace as most of the trail is wet and/or rocky, but that's a plus because it will allow you more time to focus on the amazing scenery. If you're considering upgrading your boots, now is the time. The long down grade is a beating on knees and toes, so bring out your best socks, boots, insoles, etc. Poles might be in order as well.

In other words, be prepared, but definitely do this hike!

3 months ago

A little tricky at times to make sure you stay on the right path, but absolutely worth it. The spectacular views along much of this route are not available any other way. Taxiing from Oia is always an option if you are not up to the round trip mileage. Highly recommended.

3 months ago

Best hiking with great sightseeing

hiking
3 months ago

Great hike. Starts with a long decent from Monodendri to the gorge, continues between the trees along the dry river, arrives to Volos Spring (wonderful) and climbs up to Vikos.
Recommended.

hiking
3 months ago

3 months ago

great views, frentic winds, a steep uphill for the most part.

We followed the trail as described in the map. It is beautiful and diverse. The way to Makrinista starts in a path between olive trees. When it reaches the creek the trees changes and you find yourself in a dense forest. The bridge area is magical. Then we started climbing. It wasn’t easy but still beautiful. Especially the view to the sea.
Makrinitsa is very beautiful. The trees, the houses, the church, the views. We ate something in a restaurant and started the way back to Stagiates. The way is mostly stone paved. It starts between the houses of Makrinitsa. Lovely. Then it reaches the river, and from there we climbed up to Stagiates.

on Mount Eros Loop Trail

3 months ago

Walked the steep end of the paved trail up to the monastery and back. Good views of the port most of the way up, quiet and peaceful at the monastery. Take lots of water!

There’s a small, beautiful chapel inside the monastery which was open when we stopped by.

There’s also a honesty shop just inside the front door that sells water, beer and an assortment of trinkets.

on Hydra Walk

3 months ago

It’s a pretty walk with several scenic spots to swim. Beaches are somewhat busy, the rockier spots are much quieter.

hiking
3 months ago

The views and the solitude were great! Most of the hike had full sun exposure and the trail had a few scrambles and long stretches of rough terrain. Be sure to bring plenty of water on a hot day, 2 liters per person or more. We started in Hydra and went straight up to the monastery and summit. The hike to the monastery was mostly paved and had good tree cover. After the monastery the trail got hot, rough and the number of people thinned. There were plenty of goats to keep us company though. The view from the summit was incredible and totally worth it. If I were doing it again, I would turn back here. The remainder of the hike had views but was hot and slow going over the rough trail. We didn't bring enough water for the heat so when we got down from the mountain to the first harbor, we called a sea taxi to bring us a few beaches over to get food and water and skipped the last part of the hike along the shore which was the flatest part of the hike.

Randonnée des plus variées! Un autobus vous amène au point de départ, c’est-à-dire au sommet des gorges! Magnifiques points de vue, ruines, ânes, et falaises étroites de 300 mètres de hauteur!!! Elle se termine sur une plage de sable noir. Le retour se fait uniquement par bateau, car aucun chemin ne s’y rend!

Cette balade vaut assurément le détour si vous vous rendez à Matala! Il s’agit d’une rivière d’eau douce qui se jette dans la mer Méditerranée, tout en traversant une forêt de palmiers!

This hike was short, steep and oh so sweet!! If it’s a hot day be sure to bring water.

Amazing architecture, worth the visit. Many steps and the stones can be a bit slippery, could be a challenge for older persons. Incredible views of the surrounding area where 5 million Athenians live.

trail running
4 months ago

I’m not sure where they begin measuring the trail, but my Garmin clocked almost 20km round trip from the trailhead near the quarry in Digaleto, not the posted ~13km. 85% of the trail is through the forest on rough switchbacks, so there isn’t much view until the top, which can get a little boring. But the views from the top are worth it. I ran most of this trail, minus a few really rough rocky places, and dodging blown down trees on the middle of the trail. Overall it is pretty well marked for a Greek hiking trail, and was a good trail running challenge. Just be prepared for a longer trek than the posted signs, I wasn’t quite prepared as I thought I’d only be doing a 13km out and back.

4 months ago

Amazing views. Super hot in July, but a great workout and totally worth it!!

5 months ago

Ωραία περιγραφή της διαδρομής.
Φέτος το 2018 ελπίζω να ανεβώ για τέταρτη φορά στην κορυφή και για πρώτη φορά στην γιορτή του Σωτήρος που δεν την έχω δει στον Άθω. Γερός να είσαι πάντα φίλε μου.
Επέλεξες την πιο ασυνήθιστη διαδρομή. Ευχαριστούμε για τις πληροφορίες.

Fun hike! We saw people climbing to the top of the rock but it looked a little risky. We opted to not do that but checked out the little church below which was an awesome to explore.

5 months ago

Incredible view! Great hike. The sun was pretty relentless but we were prepared with hats, sunglasses and sunscreen.

So beautiful!

5 months ago

Incredible views of the sea!

Moderate trail due to lots of steps. There is a difficult climb to the top of the rock. On the back (west) side of the rock there is a hidden church.

Easy to moderate out and back hike in Meteora, Greece. Starts just outside of downtown Kalambaka and continues to the Monastery of the Holy Trinity. From there you can continue on to the St. Stephens Abbey on the road. Trail is clear with a few steep spots. Saw several other people picnicking on flat rocks off the trail and sunning themselves. There are several shaded areas and amazing views of Meteora.

Really nice trail. Basically only going downhill with nicely prepared stairs for the first cpuple of hundred meter drop. Good to wall. The is one bus in the morning getting you up their from Chania and one ferry at approx 17:30 to get you back to a different bus stop.

6 months ago

Great time to stretch the legs after some beach time.

6 months ago

To much people in Oia.

hiking
6 months ago

Highest peak on Naxos island but also the Cyclads.
This trail offers views on all corners of this beautifull ilsand.
Very not a lot of peoples do this loop.
Few peoples on the summit.

hiking
6 months ago

An absolute must-do if you are a hiker and want to experience Crete in it's mountainous glory - I'll echo the sentiments of the others! My wife and I hiked this trail last June (2017) on a vacation tour through Greece and Crete. The hike begins high in the mountains (what a ride just to get up there) and for the first few miles it is a winding decent down the slope of the mountain. With all the busses dropping off the tour groups it begins very busy but after the first few miles each team sets their own pace and the lack opens up. As the mountain portion ends, the remainder of the decent is following the path of a dried river bed - so lots of rocks and boulders as the terrain! The mountainous scenery and the cliffside vistas are truly spectacular! I do recommend you wear suitable hiking footwear (not just sneakers) as I had proper hiking boots and was described as a nimble centaur hopping through the pathway, my wife ended up losing both toenails (after a few months) from the improper footwear damaging her feet on the cobbly downwards riverbed. Truly an unparalleled adventure to remember!

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