Due to COVID-19, our usual activities during the spring and summer have had to be cancelled and many of our members are only now able to return to Pilio.
Following several enquiries about paying the annual membership fee for the Friends of the Kalderimi, we have set up a contact telephone number which can be called to make arrangements to pay subscriptions. This is 6907196052.
Our preferred location for payment is Argalasti (unfortunately the souvenir shop where some members have paid in the past will not open this year). However, other possibilities include Horto, Neohori, Siki and Platanias.
The calendar we have produced for 2021 will be available for half price, i.e. 4 euros, with each subscription paid.
If developments with COVID-19 allow, we hope to hold our annual party at Neohori in September and our AGM on the first Sunday in October.
We also hope to be able to start organising Sunday walks from the autumn.
From time to time, individual members have mentioned that they at some point stopped receiving emails from us with information on walks etc. With the walking season now starting, we hope that the following information will allow anyone affected to find the cause of this problem and resolve it.
A) Depending on the email service provider, not all messages received will be sent to the INBOX. Most people are aware of the SPAM / JUNK box, in which missing messages are sometimes found. However, it is also possible for them to end up in other categories, such as BULK, SOCIAL, UPDATES, FORUMS, PROMOTIONS etc. If you search in one of these, you may find your missing emails and be able to adjust the settings so that they are sent to your INBOX in future!!
B) Some members have found that they have accidentally clicked on the “Unsubscribe” button at the bottom of the email and for privacy and security reasons we are unable to re-subscribe anyone who has clicked on this link. If you think this may have happened in error, please click here to re-subscribe to the mailing list.
This week's walk will take a circular route from Milina to Lafkos and back, followed by a meal at O Pagasitikos (Christina's) taverna in Lafkos. After the walk there will be time for a swim before driving up to Lafkos for the meal at 1pm
We will meet at 9 am at the church by the sea in Milina. Anyone wishing to join us for the downhill part of the walk can meet us in the square at Lafkos by 10.30 am. Those joining us in Lafkos will need to arrange transport back there after the walk. We will follow the southern route up to Lafkos and return to Milina via the northern route, passing the Panagia Mesosporitissa church on the way down. The route is mostly on kalderimi and has beautiful views over the Pagasitic Gulf. The full walk is just over 7 km and should take us about 2 to 2.5 hours. It is described in detail in Walking in Pilion
Because of the early start necessitated by the possibility of continuing hot weather, there will be time to swim at Milina or relax with a cool drink before returning to Lafkos in your own cars to eat at around 1 pm.
A fixed menu has been arranged for the price for 10 euros per head without drinks. For anyone not wishing to eat fish (gavros), there is a vegan option of stuffed peppers/tomatoes. Please let us know if you would prefer this when you book your place for the meal.
PLEASE NOTE: If the walk is cancelled at short notice due to the weather, then anyone who has booked to eat must turn up for the meal as the taverna is catering specially for us and so we will be charged for all the meals we order.
Please let us know before 19:00 on Friday if you will be eating. Please click here to confirm by email that you are eating, the number of people in your group and each person's choice of main dish and you will receive confirmation from us that we have made your reservation for lunch.
PLEASE NOTE: The taverna will not be able to cater for additional diners on the day. If you have not confirmed by 19:00 on Friday that you will be joining us, you will need to make your own arrangements for food elsewhere. Please do not arrive on Sunday and ask us to include you for food if you have not confirmed you are coming, we will not be able to include you.
We look forward to seeing you there.
Telephone : 6907196052
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.