Little Zerias (Kefalari, Doussia)

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Little Zerias (Kefalari, Doussia) is a 13.2 kilometer lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Kefalari, Peloponnese, Greece that features a great forest setting and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking and nature trips and is best used from May until October.

DISTANCE
13.2 km
ELEVATION GAIN
1,261 m
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

hiking

nature trips

forest

views

The route starts from the guesthouse of EOF in the village of Kefalari of Korinthia. In the first steps of the route there are no signs and we follow faithfully the gps indications. Soon you will find some ribbons in the trees and cuckoos that lead us to the dirt road that connects Kefalari with Manna. On our left you will see a meadow and big cuques that show us the way we have to go. Take the right bank of a ravine and enter a dense forest of fir trees and cedars. Follow the markings (ribbons on the trees) until you get out of the labyrinth. Go to Salamis and Moutsios well. Above the well runs the path to the high peaks of Mikri Ziria. Following the marking (red markers) on the trees we cross the fir forest. As you gain height, the slope increases until we reach a small barrier (1650m). From here you will have views of Mikri Ziria's peaks. Move to the left side of the deep gorge that descends from the Dusia-Snow bay. Get to the bar (2000m). Then go left (heading south-southeast) and soon you will climb to the top of Dusia (2086m). Downhill from the same. Note: The route from the bay (1650 m) to the top was in a snowy field. Frequently on the traverse this snow is frozen and it is necessary to use crampons and pollen.