7. Apeiranthos – Agia Kyriaki

An impressive hiking trail along the green valley of Apeiranthos The starting point of this hike is the picturesque, well-known traditional village of Apeiranthos. As we hike down the old mule trail from Apeiranthos to the emery mines, we initially pass through a forested area, full of oaks and maple trees. We visit two significant churches of the area; Agios Ioannis Theologos, a rare example of byzantine architecture and Agia Kyriaki, one of the most important byzantine monuments in the Balkan region  and rare example of aniconic frescoes, recently restored. The natural setting varies along the way and as we get closer to a bridge, the landscape becomes rugged.
On our way back to the village, we cross a fertile piece of land, full of olive groves and vineyards. This is a beautiful hiking trail of geological and geomorphological  interest.

Level: Moderate to Demanding
Walking time: 3 h 30 min
Duration*: 4h 30min – 5h
Distance: 10.5 km
Other Technical Details:
Elevation gain: 499m, elevation loss: -499m, maximum inclination: 25.6% (asc.) -25.7% (desc.), average inclination: 8.4% (asc.) -8.7% (desc.)

* Hiking duration may vary depending on the time spent visiting the sights.
All sights are open to visitors mainly on high season period (July- August). When the sights are closed the hiking duration is approximately same to the actual walking time.