A hike of 5.5km + 2Km. The first part from Chora to Syneti for a visit to the Folklore Museum. Then the second part from Dipotamata, through the valley with its many watermills, weather permitting, a detour (2Km) to the plateau of the Venetian Castle, Epano Kastro, and from there on to the picturesque settlement of Kochylou for a meal of local dishes.
9:45 am Korthi, Roundabout by sea front
10:15 am Chora, Voyiatzidis building
Hikers can join this walk in Korthi at the seafront roundabout (where a bus will take you to the start of the hike at Chora) or in Chora at the Voyiatzidis building.
From Chora, we descend towards Paraporti bay and then on an undulating route over the hills with lovely views to the east coast over Lidi beach. Following this, we will arrive at the tarmac road where a bus will be waiting to take us down to the hamlet of Syneti for a visit to the local folklore museum and a snack. From Syneti the bus will transport us over the short section of the main road to the entrance to Dipotamata valley where we will walk down the impressive cobbled path down to the riverbed with its arched bridge and stunning watermill ruins, enjoying the rugged landscape. We start to ascend towards the area of the Pano Kastro and if weather permits, the hike includes a 2 km detour to the Venetian Castle, Epano Kastro, to tour this archaeological site with magnificent views over the rural landscape of Korthi. The hike continues to the picturesque settlement of Kochylou.
At around 14:00 a meal will be provided in Kochylou by the local Kochylou Cultural Association
After the meal, at around 16:00, buses will be available to transport hikers back to Chora or Korthi.
Ticket Prices :
Hike – Free
Meal – 11.5
Transport from Ormos Korthi & back : 7€
For those that will travel from other locations to the meeting point check the options below
Hiking: Dipotamata-Up Kastro-Kochillos-Rogos-Ormos Korthi, Distance: 6 + 2km, Difficulty: medium-difficult
Transport from and to Ormos Korthi
- from Ormos Korthi to Chora – 4€
- from Syneti to the Folk Museum & Dipotamata valley- 1€
- from Kochylou to Ormos Korthi- 2€
Return transfer for those traveling from Chora (special Festival itinerary)
From Kochylou to Chora- 3 €
If you are traveling to the meeting point of the day in Chora, from Gavrio or Batsi, the meeting time is arranged for you to catch the regular KTEL buses itineraries. Check them out here together with the special prices for the Festival members Δείτε τα εδώ μαζί με τις ειδικές τιμές για τα μέλη του Φεστιβάλ !
Suggested Area to stay night before hike : Chora/Korthi area
Suggested Area to stay on night of hike : Korthi/Korthi area