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

2020/2021 Calendar - Photograph Competition

Path Maintenance - Thursday 30 January 2020

We will meet this Thursday at 10.30 at the crossroads in Argalasti.

This week we will continue cleaning the South Pelion Trail section from Argalasti towards Xinovrisi.

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. 

Please note that the cleaning will be cancelled in the event of bad weather, please check with Ian if you are unsure on 694 806 7530.

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 will be happy to arrange details with the taverna if necessary.

  • Sunday 2 February 2020 - Milies - Neochori
  • Sunday 9 February 2020 - no walk planned

After the success of our lovely first calendar last year, and having noted the many useful comments and suggestions about how we might improve on that, we are now planning the next FOTK calendar which will run from October 2020 – December 2021.

This year we would like to invite all FOTK members to submit 2 of their own favourite photos taken while walking the Pelion paths. All submissions will be judged by a group of FOTK committee members, who have not themselves submitted photos, and 16 photos will be finally selected for the calendar.  If you are interested in taking part and perhaps seeing one of your photos in the calendar, please take note of the following instructions:

  • Only 2 photographs per person should be submitted, so choose your very best shots!
  • All photographs must show a South Pelion Kalderimi, footpath or forest road, or a view from the path or road.
  • All photos must be landscape (οριζόντιος) not portrait (κατακόρυφος)
  • Please tell us where each of the photos was taken – e.g. ‘on the path between Argalasti and Kalamos’, or ‘looking at Horto from the path to Milina’ etc. – so we can add captions to the calendar
  • Please send your photographs electronically as attachments only to committee member Julie Carpenter at  – printed photographs will not be accepted. 
  • Please send your photos to me by  8th February; submissions arriving after this date will not be accepted.


Sunday 2 February 2020 - Walk from Milies to Neochori

We will meet in the platea at Milies at 11.00 and walk from Milies to Neochori along the South Pelion Trail.

This is a four hour walk steadily descending to the reservoir but with a very steep ascent at the end to get up to Neochori.

If possible arrange to leave your passengers in Milies and bring your car to Neochori for 10.30 at the latest, so that we can take the drivers in as few cars as possible back to Milies to start the walk.  If not, after the walk we will try to arrange to take any remaining drivers back to Milies to collect their cars.

After the walk we will eat at Germanos taverna in Neochori.

Please confirm by email before 19:00 on Friday if you will be eating.

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.