The Friends of the Kalderimi of South Pelion

Οι Φίλοι των Καλντεριμιών του Νοτίου Πηλίου


Here you will find up-to-date news about our walks, work parties and other events.

Members are sent an email about every activity or event and our Facebook page is updated regularly.

Path maintenance

Annual General Meeting 2019

Thursday 14 November - Pinakates - Vizitsa

We will meet this Thursday at 10:30am at the kiosk in Vizitsa.

This week we will continue to clean the next section of the South Pelion Trail from Pinakates towards Vizitsa.

We will bring along some tools for cleaning, but if you are able to bring your own tools (loppers, secateurs, rakes etc) that will also help as we only have a limited supply.

Please wear suitable footwear and clothing. 

The weather forecast looks okay, but if there is bad weather Thursday we will email to say if the work is going ahead or cancelled, so please check before you leave home.

Forthcoming Walks

The following walks are planned and details will be sent out as usual by email and will appear on this page and on our Facebook page.

There are several dates with no walk planned - please, if you would like to lead a walk in your area let us know.  We are happy to arrange the taverna if necessary.

  • Sunday 17 November - Kato Gatzea - Agios Georgios - Kato Gatzea circular
  • Sunday 24 November - no walk planned
  • Sunday 01 December - no walk planned
  • Sunday 08 December - no walk planned
  • Sunday 15 December - no walk planned
  • Sunday 22 December - Lafkos circular from Lagou Raxi

The Annual General Meeting was held on Sunday 6 October at the Museum in Horto. Minutes will be available shortly and will be found here.


Sunday 17 November - Circular walk: Kato Gatzea - Agios Georgios - Kato Gatzea

This week we will walk on the South Pelion Trail between Kato Gatzea and Agios Georgios. This is a beautiful section of kalderimi which has recently been cleaned by a volunteer group from Athens.

The walk is split into two parts: 

For the first part of the walk we will meet at the harbour in Kato Gatzea ready to walk at 10am. We will walk by footpath and dirt road to Ano Gatzea station and from there by kalderimi to Agios Georgios with views of the mountain. PLEASE NOTE, this is a long uphill walk climbing approximately 600 metres. The ground is good but the climb is long, approximately two and a half hours.

The second part of the walk will start from Agios Georgios square at 1pm. This part of the walk will return by the same kalderimi, this time with views over the Pagasitic Gulf and beyond. This section is all downhill.

After the walk we will eat at Ev Zin in Kato Gatzea at approximately 3.30pm 

If you are eating please indicate whether you require a vegetarian or non vegetarian menu. The cost of the meal will be €10 with drinks extra.

Telephone: 6908380110

This mobile telephone is switched on and available ONLY on organised walks or at some other events.  

Please keep a record of it on your mobile phone in case you need to contact someone during a walk or event.

If you need to make contact with any member of the committee at any other time, please email them direct (email addresses here)

or email and we will get back to you as soon as practicable.


If you take part in a Friends of the Kalderimi walk or event you do so entirely at your own risk and neither the Friends of the Kalderimi

nor the organisers or leaders of the walk or event are in any way responsible for the safety of those taking part.