News

News

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

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

2023 Path Damage after the Storms

Saturday 24 February 2024 - Circular walk from Afetes followed by the Cutting of the New Year Cake

Storms Daniel and Elias caused devastating damage as we all know, and we hope that all of our members are well and are resolving any destruction caused by the flooding.

With the safety of our members and other walkers in mind, we are now trying to slowly establish the condition of our kalderimi and our usual walking routes.

On this page we have created a new link to a new section entitled “Path Damage after the 2023 storms”.  Here we will add descriptions and pictures of the paths which have been checked and whether they are safe to walk.

So we would ask our members if they have a moment and have the inclination, to very carefully walk their local paths and to report back to the condition of the path, whether it is safe, etc., and if possible to include some pictures of any damage (by email to info@friendsofthekalderimi.org).  Pictures can also be uploaded to Path Damage - Ζημιές Μονοπατιών in a folder giving your name or the name of the walk(s) you have checked.

Many thanks everyone and please, if you have anything you need which you think the Friends of the Kalderimi can provide or help with, do let us know and we will do our very best to assist.

2023 Annual General Meeting

On Saturday, October 21, 2023 at 6 p.m. the Annual General Meeting of the Friends of the Kalderimi of South Pelion was held in the KEGE in Argalasti (in the building opposite the Fire Station).

The Administrative Committee presented the report of the previous year and plans and objectives for the next year were discussed.

Report of 2023 Annual General Meeting

Click here to read the report of the 2023 Annual General Meeting

There is plenty of parking available if you drive down into Afetes (Niaou) to the big square where the bus turns round, from which you walk down steps to the main and very pretty square.

We will meet at 10.00 in the plateia of Afetes (Niaou). We will walk up through Zervochia, down to the Fragma Panayiotiko and return to Afetes. The walk is on kalderimia, paths and dirt roads, with some steep sections, but not challenging.

The walk will be followed by the Cutting of the New Year Cake of the Friends of the Kalderimi of South Pelion and a meal at «Μασίνα καφεδεσματοπωλείο» in Afetes (Niaou) square at 14.00.

The menu in the restaurant is shown below and costs €15 per person. Members wishing to attend must register by 18.00 on Wednesday 21 February.

Your presence will give us great pleasure!!

We hope to see you there!

Please click here to confirm by email that you are eating and the number of people and the number of vegetarians in your group. This willsend an automatic email to us and you will receive confirmation from us that we have received 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 18:00 on Wednesday 21 February that you will be joining us, you will need to make your own arrangements for food.

If you would like to pay your subscription for 2024, you will be able to do so at the end of the walk, so please come prepared! If possible, please send your details by email (info@friendsofthekalderimi.org) so that we can have your receipt and membership card written out ready for you to pay.