Enos Trail is a 6.6 kilometer lightly trafficked loop trail located near Vlacháta, Ionian Islands, Greece that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is best used from March until November.

DISTANCE
6.6 km
ELEVATION GAIN
345 m
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

views

wild flowers

wildlife

The summit, at 5,248 feet above sea level, is the highest point of all the Ionian Islands in Western Greece. On clear days, the Western Peloponese, and the islands of Zakynthos and Ithaca are visible. The trail runs through a forest of indigenous fir (Abies cephalonica), Holm Oak and Black Pine. Thyme, amaranth and indigenous wildflowers can be seen on the forest floor. More than 100 bird species have been observed in the park. Notable bird species include the short-toed eagle, Eleonora's Falcon and the honey buzzard. The park is also home to a protected herd of wild horses that roam the southern slope of Aenos.

trail running
3 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.

hiking
Sunday, August 13, 2017

This mountain will always bring me back to Kefalonia.

hiking
Friday, August 19, 2016

Mount Ainos, on the island of Kefalonia, is the highest peak in Greece's western Ionian Islands. Its summit offers splendid views of the countryside, the sea and the neighboring island of Zakynthos. You'll see a species of fir tree, the Abies Cephalonica, that is unique to the island and a unique pine species, Pinus Nigra. Local legend has it that the mountain slopes are also home to a herd of wild horses. Temperatures are much cooler at this altitude than they are near the island's coastal settlements. This can be refreshing in the sweltering Greek summer. The description and map show this trail as a loop. It is more like an out and back. There are blazes and signs (in Greek) guiding hikers to the summit. A visit to Ainos' peak is not to be missed while visiting the island of Kefalonia.

hiking
Tuesday, July 18, 2017

hiking
Tuesday, August 16, 2016