Information and Membership


Join the Friends of the Kalderimi and help preserve the natural beauty and cultural heritage of South Pelion. Subscriptions (currently €10) must be paid annually and may be paid to the following:

Liz Avramides (Argalasti area and on most walks)

Chris & Kathryn Wicks (Platania area)

Yannis Iatrou (Neochori)

Kyriakos Stathkakis (Volos)

Mandi Mathews (Horto area and on most walks)

Julie Carpenter (Syki area and on most walks)

Subscriptions may also be paid directly into the Friend’s bank account, details as follows:

Bank: Eurobank


IBAN: GR7802607270000930103022898

Bank charges will be covered by the Friends. You may like to consider paying one or two years subscriptions in advance. Please make sure that you add your name as a reference when you make the payment, and send an email to to tell us you have made a payment so that we can update our records and send you a receipt!

If you are a new member, please click here to download and fill in the Membership Application Form and include a copy in your email to

Members' obligations

  • Full members of the society must be 18 or over, accept the aims of the society and be willing to work towards their realisation.
  • Junior members aged 14 or over may join without subscription or voting rights.
  • Members must uphold our constitution, pay annual subscriptions and (where practicable) attend Annual General Assemblies and vote.
  • You may discontinue membership by notifying the society in writing and paying outstanding subscriptions in full

Members' discount

Several local business and individuals offer services and discounts to members of the Friends of the Kalderimi of South Pelion and these are listed here.

Click on the name for more information about the business or individual and services or discounts which they are offering.

Please make sure you have your membership card with you when you ask for discount.

Publications and websites

We recommend you use a good map - we use the Anavasi maps.

Our original inspiration came from Nikos Haratsis' book "A hiker's guide to Mount Pelion: routes on cobbled lanes and paths on the Centaurs' mountain" published in Greek and English by Epikoinonia in Volos in 1995 (ISBN: 9789608446045), and still available to buy from some bookshops and stationers in Volos.

Detailed route information that includes almost all of our signed walks and many others are included at Walking Pilion and Pilion Walks. Both of these sites include GPS data, detailed maps and descriptions, duration, and much interesting and practical information about the route and both are updated and maintained regularly.

Alliances and links

We encourage other local groups interested in walking, maintaining the paths and promoting their use to contact us to arrange joint activities and projects.

In collaboration with the local cultural associations of several villages, we have produced or initiated the preparation of poster boards for each village (currently on display in Horto, Argalasti, Platanias and Lafkos) giving local information and history, and showing a map of the area with walking paths marked.

To date we have collaborated with associations from the villages of Lafkos, Horto, Argalasti, Trikeri, Tsangarada and Agios Georgios in addition to other walking groups.