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MOUNTAINS OF GREECE: A WALKER'S GUIDE
By Salmon, Tim
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2006. Color photos, maps. New edition (2006). Completely re-walked and rewritten for this edition. Its backbone remains the traverse of the Pfndos range, but the guide also highlights several regions of special interest that can provide one to two weeks of walking. Walking themountains of Greece is demanding, but not technically difficult, and is culturally fascinating, so the routes are well within the capabilities of a reasonably fit and committed walker

Most of Greece is mountains, not the islands and seaside that many visitors tend to think of. They are beautiful mountains: rugged, undeveloped, remote and yet accessible. Alpine pastures soften the harshness of the crags, forests fill the ravines, and springs and rivers abound – a startling contrast to the baking lowlands. There is a rich and rare variety of wild flowers and butterflies. And what survives of the ancient pastoral way of life is full of interest too.

The first comprehensive guide to the Greek mountains to appear in any language when first published in 1986, this book has been completely re-walked and rewritten for this edition. Its backbone remains the traverse of the Píndhos range, but the guide also highlights several regions of special interest that can provide one- to two-weeks’ walking.

Walking the mountains of Greece is demanding rather than technically difficult, and is culturally fascinating. These mountains are well within the capabilities of a reasonably fit and committed walker.

PART 1: INTRODUCTION
Traditional Mountain Life
A Little History
Flowers and Wildlife
Maps and Where to Find Them
Sleeping and Eating
Getting On with People
Weather and When to Go
What to Take
Emergency Services
Getting to the Mountains
Using this Book

PART 2: THE PINDHOS RANGE
Chapter 1: South Central
    A: Mt Parnasós

        Route 1      Parnasós Traverse: Velítsa to Delphi
    B: Mt Ghióna
        Route 2      Ascent of Piramídha from Víniani via Reká ravine
        Route 3      Ascent of Piramídha from Kaloskopí
        Route 4      Ascent of Piramídha from Sikiá
        Route 5      Link to Mt Vardhoúsia
    C: Mt Vardhoúsia
        Route 6      E4 Traverse: Áno Mousounítsa to Artotína
        Route 7      Áno Mousounítsa to Kórakas summit
        Route 8      Áno Mousounítsa to Skasméni to Mousounitsiótiki Dhiaséla 
                          to Artotína
        Route 9      Áno Mousounítsa to Karpenísi: ridge walk via Sarádena 
                          refuge
        Route 10    E4 Link: Artotína to Karpenísi and Ágrafa
    D: Mt Íti
        Route 11    Íti Traverse: Pávliani to Ipáti

Chapter 2: Ágrafa
        Route 12    Lake-to-Lake Traverse: Kremastón to Plastíras
        Route 13    Asprórema Circuit from Epinianá
        Route 14    Khondéïka/Prosiliáko Circuit from Ágrafa

Chapter 3: Northern Ágrafa – Delidhími to Mesokhóra
        Route 15    Delidhími to Mesokhóra
        Route 16    Alternative route from Káli Kómi to Mesokhóra

Chapter 4: The Aspropótamos
        Route 17    Mesokhóra to Métsovo
        Route 18    Mt Peristéri/Tsoukaréla

Chapter 5: Northern Píndhos – Métsovo to the Albanian border
        Route 19    Métsovo to Mt Grámos
        Route 20    Mt Smólikas Traverse

Chapter 6: Zagóri and Mt Gamíla
        Route 21    Zágori Circuit
        Route 22    Zágori Circuit alternatives
        Route 23    Mt Gamíla and Aöós Gorge Traverse

PART 3: ATHENS AND THE EAST COAST
Chapter 7: Mt Párnitha

        Route 24    Malakása Traverse
        Route 25    Summit Circuit
        Route 26    Khasiá Traverse

Chapter 8: Mt Olympus and the Pilion peninsula
A: Mt Olympus

    Route 27    Mt Olympus Circuit

B: Mt Pílion
    Routes 28a–e    Mt Pílion Routes

Chapter 9: Mt Athos
        Route 29    Northern Circuit
        Route 30    Southern Circuit

PART 4: THE PELOPONNESE
Chapter 10: Mt Khelmós
        Route 31    Mégha Spílio monastery to Lake Tsivlós
        Route 32    Peristéra to Styx waterfall
        Route 33    Kalávrita to Styx waterfall

Chapter 11: Mt Párnon
        Route 34    HAC/EOS refuge to Profítis Ilías to Krónio 
                          summit to Malevís convent
        Route 35    Polídhroso to Stamatíra to Áyii Anáryiri monastery 
                          to Polídhroso

Chapter 12: Mt Taïgetos (Taÿgetos)
        Route 36    Taïgetos Traverse via the Pendadháktilo ridge
        Route 37    Hikes around Anavrití

Chapter 13: Cape Maléas
        Route 38    Velanídhia to the lighthouse
        Route 39    The Monastery of Áyia Iríni

Chapter 14: The Mán
i
        Route 40    Cape Ténaro
        Route 41    Kiónia: the fallen columns

APPENDICES
1    Glossary
2    Selected Bibliography
3    Contact Information


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