Walking and Trekking in the Zagori: Walking routes in Greece's wild and beautiful northern Pindos mountains (Paperback)

Walking and Trekking in the Zagori: Walking routes in Greece's wild and beautiful northern Pindos mountains By Aris-Dimitrios Leontaritis, Mr Cover Image
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Description


A guidebook to 30 day walks, plus 3 mini-treks, in the Zagori region of north-western Greece. Taking in both the stunning mountain scenery of the Pindos and the region’s historic architecture, the graded routes range from easy strolls on clear waymarked paths to strenuous mountain hikes calling for good fitness, route-finding skills and experience in high mountain terrain.

The day walks vary from 3 to 24km (2–15 miles) and can be enjoyed in 1–8 hours; the treks span 2–3 days. Routes are split between five geographical areas covering central Zagori; Vikos Gorge; Mount Timfi; Konitsa and Mount Smolikas; and Valia Calda National Park and Metsovo.

  • Clear route description illustrated with 1:50,000 mapping
  • GPX files available for download
  • Local points of interest, plus history, geology, plants and wildlife
  • Includes the Drakolimni ‘Dragonlakes’ and ascents of Mount Smolikas (Greece’s second highest mountain) and Mount Timfi
  • Sized to easily fit in a jacket pocket

About the Author


Aris Leontaritis is a Phd candidate in the glacial geomorphology of the mountains of Greece. He was born in Athens, where he studied and worked as a mechanical engineer for a few years before his love for the mountains and their nature inspired him to change direction. Already connected with the region of Epirus as a visitor, he moved to Metsovo to participate in a postgraduate program on the development prospects of mountainous regions, with respect to the preservation of local identity, culture and environment.



Product Details
ISBN: 9781852849412
ISBN-10: 185284941X
Publisher: Cicerone Press Limited
Publication Date: May 15th, 2019
Pages: 224
Language: English