Hiking in the old trails
(Text by Mr Georges Chalatsis, nature lover and hiker).
In the valley of Agiasmata (Eastern Amani mountain) are the villages Chalandra, Aphrodisia, Keramos, Leptopoda, Egrigoros and Kourounia.
Nature seemed generous in this region, since it endowed it with evergreen forests and ravines.
Also, the human toil left behind some architectural masterpieces of stone: deserted stone built villages (Kato Chalandra, Kamini, Lardatos), old terraces, wells, threshing floors, furnaces, stone built streets.
The old antimony mines with around 40 galleries are now a great attraction.
Hiking through this paradise is definitely an aesthetic and spiritual enjoyment.
There are many old trails that connect the villages, churches and beaches between them. As most important trails until today (many trails must still be reinstated) are considered:
• The antimony mines trail
• Keramos → Agiasmata
• Leptopoda → Agiasmata
• Agiasmata → Leptopoda → Chimonio
• Agiasmata → Egrigoros → Eftychia
• Agiasmata → Egrigoros → Kourounia
Interested parties should contact Mr. Chalatsis, Tel. 693 8605 179,