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

Sunday 14 April - Circular walk: Syki - Agios Dimitrios - Syki

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  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

List of proposed walks for 2024

Below is a list of the proposed walks and events for April to June 2024.

This list may change due to weather or other circumstances.

An email will be sent to all members as usual the week before each walk, and information will also be posted on Facebook and our website, giving details of meeting time and place, route and duration of the walk that week.

Sunday 14 April - Syki - Agios Dimitrios - circular walk

Sunday 21 April - Milina - Lafkos - circular walk

Sunday 28 April - 2024 Lafkos Plant Fair and Bazaar

Sunday 5 May - Easter Sunday - no walk planned

Sunday 12 May - Syki - Neochori

Sunday 19 May - Neochori - Milies

Sunday 26 May - to be decided

Sunday 2 June - Trikeri - Lighthouse - Agia Kyriaki - circular walk

Sunday 9 June - Lafkos - Paltsi

The walk begins at the chapel on the asphalt road to Pantazi Ammo above Syki village: after entering Syki, take the first left turn signposted Pantazi Ammo, and follow the road past the new sports ground – cars can be parked along the road by the chapel.

We walk down the quiet asphalt road towards Pantazi Ammo beach for 2.5 km, with wonderful views of the Sporades islands and Mount Athos. We then take a left turn down an agricultural road marked with a red marker, walking down through the olive groves and trees above the beach. The road emerges on the beach and we walk straight on over the rocks brought down onto the beach by Storm Daniel in September 2023, looking up the Granitsa stream on our left.

We take an agricultural road that climbs up away from the beach and we proceed up the steep and winding road as it follows the coast and climbs up below the settlement of Aghios Demitrios. At a junction we follow the left hand road – straight ahead leads up to a circular route around Neochori – and walk up along the side of the Granitsa canyon towards Syki. The road crosses the Granitsa stream and shortly afterwards we take a path off the road that climbs steeply up the hillside to rejoin the road higher up. We then follow the cement road back towards Syki arriving at the chapel where the walk began.

The walk will last 3 – 3.5 hours.

We look forward to seeing you there.

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 ( so that we can have your receipt and membership card written out ready for you to pay.

2024 Lafkos Plant Fair and Bazaar

The Lafkos Plant Fair and Bazaar will be held in the square at Lafkos on 28 April 2024 from 10.30 am to 2.30 pm

We will participate in this local event, with a stand to promote membership and sell donated plants, cakes, jams etc.

Any donations from our supporters for our stand would be very welcome. Please bring these with you to the Fair from 10 am onwards.

Contact Julie Carpenter at for any other information about the FOTK presence at the Fair.

There will also be an opportunity to pay your subscription for 2024.