Tempo in movimento  un'ora 44 minuti

Tempo  2 ore 18 minuti

Coordinate 1702

Caricato 25 ottobre 2020

Registrato ottobre 2020

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648 m
38 m
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6,08 km

Visualizzato 430 volte, scaricato 10 volte

vicino a Káto Gatzéa, Thessaly (Greece)

From Kato Gatzea to Agios Giorgios Nileas following footpath and kalderimi. It is the first stage of the South Pelion Trail that ends in Platania. The route has some waymarker signs and red paint marks. We recommend downloading this route via Wikiloc premium so you can follow this route using your smartphone.

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Parcheggio

Start of trail.

We start this walk from the beach car parking area at Kato Gatzea
Intersezione

At main road turn right.

Reaching the main road turn right for a short distance before crossing the road to take the path between the houses.
Intersezione

Cross the road and turn left at the start of the path

Here is the start of the path towards Ano Gatzea.
Waypoint

Follow path to the left

Here the path turns left and is marked with red paint waymark. Continue between the stone walls.
Waypoint

Follow the water channel through the olive grove

Intersezione

The path joins a concrete road.

You leave the path and join a concrete road. Continue straight ahead.
Waypoint

Continue onto stone kalderimi path

Intersezione

Take kalderimi to the right and continue uphill.

Intersezione

Turn right onto asphalt road.

Foto

View back down the kalderimi

On the return journey take this path.
Intersezione

Climb steps to continue the uphill path

Museo

We pass by the olive museum.

An interesting small museum (opening times vary)
Fermata del treno

We follow the railway track through the station of Ano Gatzea

Take care when the small train of Pelion is operating.
Rischio

Continue with care past the warning sign

The sign says no walking along the track. It is the route of the path for a short distance. There is plenty of space away from the track when the small train of Pelion passes by (normally at weekends or public holidays)
Ponte

Turn right onto stone path before the bridge.

Foto

View back towards the bridge showing the path.

Fiume

Path crossing the stream with useful stepping stones.

Intersezione

Turn right onto earth road

Foto

Continue uphill along earth road

Intersezione

Turn left onto stone path

Continue uphill on the stone path.
Waypoint

Stone path joins earth road

Turn right at top of stone path
Waypoint

Stone path continues uphill from the earth road.

The path maybe a little hard to see when there is a lot of vegetation.
Waypoint

Turn left onto stone path

Foto

View back down the stone path

Take this path on the return journey. (It can be obscured by vegetation)
Waypoint

Crossing the earth road and continue uphill

Intersezione

Path joins the asphalt road, continue uphill.

View downhill.
Intersezione

Follow stone path uphill

Intersezione

Path joins the asphalt road, turn right, continue uphill.

Intersezione

Take path to the left, continue uphill.

This path can become overgrown but was very well cleared in 2019 by volunteers.
Intersezione

Path joins the asphalt road, continue uphill.

Intersezione

Follow stone path uphill

Rischio

Sometimes paths are blocked!

These paths are kept open by a few volunteers, please help when you can to keep the paths clear. Here olive tree cuttings are almost blocking the path.
Waypoint

Path often blocked by brambles.

Again the path joins the asphalt road uphill. On the return route, it is very difficult to see the path obscured by vegetation. A Friends of Kalderimi sign helps identify the path.
Intersezione

The path continues uphill

Leave the asphalt road and rejoin the path. (sometimes obscured by vegetation).
Waypoint

Stone path junction, continue uphill.

Waypoint

Path crosses the asphalt road.

Foto

We are nearly there!

Intersezione

Turn left towards centre of village.

The South Pelion trail (part 2) will continue to the right along the asphalt road, but first we will continue to the centre of the village and complete this walk.
Foto

The village platea, our destination.

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