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Stayates, Thessaly Map

excellent walk for all seasons. in summer some sun exposure. diverse path through village roads full of olive trees, old stone paths (galderimia) natural paths, half in dense forest crossing streams, waterfalls and steep nature. excellent view of volos, sea and makrinitsa on the way up. a hidden gem, next to the city. doable without water, half a liter bottle and spring refills suggested. start of the parh is a bit steep, mid is an easy stroll with splendid view and the end a quite steep, wonderful final effort.

Tuesday, August 28, 2018

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.

Wednesday, May 03, 2017

great view and landscape with bridges and a small waterfall. It is like you walk through the world of mythical creatures and fairies.