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.
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 email@example.com). 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.
Below is a list of the proposed walks for November and December 2023. 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.
12/11/23 - Circular walk from Kato Gatzea
19/11/23 - Circular walk: Ag. Kyriaki - Trikeri - Ag. Kyriaki
26/11/23 - 6th Panhellenic Trail Meeting - Milies
03/12/23 - Circular walk: Neochori
10/12/23 - Milies - Aghios Giorgios
17/12/23 - Circular walk: Horto - Metochi - Horto
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.
We will meet at 10:45 a.m. at the harbour in Kato Gatzea and start the walk promptly at 11:00 a.m.
The walk will take approximately 2.5 hours.
The first half of the walk will climb steadily from the port in Kato Gatzea up through olive groves to a rarely used traditional footpath which will lead us to the railway. We will walk above the railway for a shortdistance before re-joining it and from there to Ano Gatzea station. The last part of the walk is on the South Pelion trail down to Kato Gatzea ending back at the port.There are some beautiful views of thePagasitikos Gulf from various points on the path.
We look forward to seeing you there.
This year the Pelion hosts the 6th Panhellenic Trail Meeting, organized by the Department of Architectural Engineering of the University of Thessaly.
The event will take place in Milies, Pelion on 24-26 November 2023, at the Recreational Cultural Association of Milies "Grigorios Konstantas", with parallel activities at the Evdoxio Cultural Centre and the Milies Gymnasium, under the auspices of the University of Thessaly.
The event includes a series of presentations, lectures, workshops and discussions, accompanied by a program of activities (hikes, visits, screenings), open to the participants, in order to give them the opportunity to get to know the Pelion, its paths, culture and people.
At the same time, a series of events is taking place in the city of Volos (scientific conference, exhibition, screenings), which aims to facilitate communication the hiking and academic communities, and to increase interest among the local community and authorities in the countryside and hiking and outdoor activities.
Attached, you will find the preliminary schedule, as well as practical informationabout accommodation and travel.
The website of the event [https://www.grtrailspelion2023.net/] will be opened shortly, with an update on how to register for all the activities.