For the non Greek speakers amongst you, here’s your chance to hone your Google translate skills…
We are happy to welcome new volunteers again and we’ve cleared the Kambos end of the Kimissia trail. We’ve made a start on the Polimistria trail but the Spanish broom is making it hard going.
We need to warn hikers of a newly errected fence near Djelili. If you take either the valley trail from Glysteri or the section by the deers, the exit beyond the spring is very tricky. The route was very badly damaged anyway by the floods a few years ago and a hole was created by the water. One could navigate around this hole but the new fence has made it rather dangerous.
There are five ways of getting from Skopelos town up to Raches/Ag Paraskavi/Pefkias: Kokala to the heliport, Kimissia to Pefkias, Kambos to Polimistria Aloupi to Ag Paraskavi and Abuzali to Raches. There are two extensions; Pefkias to Vromoneri and back to Ag Paraskavi and Polimistria to Petrovrissi then Aloupi or Abuzali. There’s also an alternative between Aloupi/Papathemou. All five have now been cleared so you can make short walks by going up one and down another in series or passing one by and taking the next to make a longer one. I’ve called these routes collectively The Five Kamares. I’m in the process of GPSing them and they’ll be available to download via the Skopelos Trails app.