Walking the Kalderimi

The Friends of the Kalderimi of South Pelion

Οι Φίλοι των Καλντεριμιών του Νοτίου Πηλίου

Walking the Kalderimi

Many of the kalderimia and paths are regularly walked by our members but it is not possible to keep all the routes clear and fully signposted all of the time. We recommend you use a good map (we use the Anavasimaps).

Please be careful when using these routes as in places some may be in poor condition, with loose stones and uneven surfaces. Make sure that you wear suitable shoes, always carry enough water and have with you a hat, sunscreen, a mobile phone and a first aid kit.

If you are walking alone, inform someone of the route you intend to follow.

The best period for walking is September to June; it is better to avoid the hot months of July and August unless you set off very early in the morning.

       Organised walks

We organise walks, usually on Sunday every week – details can be found here and on our Facebook page.

An email invitation is sent out to all members giving details of the start and finish time and place, whether car transfers will be necessary, the expected duration and level of difficulty of the walk, and whether an optional meal has been arranged at the end of the walk. The email will also include a link to a Wikilocs map that can be printed out or viewed on a smartphone.

Where there are things of special interest on the walk, such as a spring head, a stone bridge, a church, an old mill, one of the stunning views and so on, these are pointed out on the walk and walkers are given time to stop and enjoy.

During the autumn, winter, spring and early summer, walks are arranged during the day time. However, some early summer and autumn walks may be arranged for the early morning or early evening to avoid the strong sun.

As well as on Wikiloc, almost all of our signed walks are included at Walking Pilion as well as many other kalderimi walks, and also at Pilion Walks. Both of these sites include GPS data, detailed maps and descriptions, duration, and much interesting and practical information about the route. Both of these sites are updated and maintained regularly.

You can help us

You can help us in our work if you pick up litter along the way and, with a small folding saw or secateurs, cut away any small branches that sometimes block a route.

Other walking and environmental groups

There are many other groups in the Pelion area who are dedicated to protecting and improving the environment, encouraging local people old and young to get involved in looking after the beautiful Pelion countryside, clearing and cleaning the old kalderimia and other routes, as well as simply enjoying walking along these paths.

Details of just a few of these groups can be found here.

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.