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Cicerone Guides: The Mountains of Greece: Trekking in the Pindhos Mountains

Walking / Outdoor Guide

Series: Cicerone Guides

By: Tim Salmon

368 pages, Col photos, b/w photos, maps

Cicerone Press

Paperback | Jun 2006 | Edition: 2 | #185375 | ISBN: 185284440X
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NHBS Price: £15.95 $20/€19 approx

About this book

Hikes of all grades from a month-long traverse of the Pindos to day hikes on the outskirts of Athens.

'The Mountains of Greece opens up the remote hinterland and the best mountains, with plenty of peak-bagging days alongside treks to historical sites such as Delphi. It also includes my all-time favourite, the Zagori Circuit. Taking into account that many of the 41 routes could be connected to become one long expedition, the potential for trekking is immense. Whatever your attitude, if you are a keen hillwalker who likes the idea of exploring a remote, often challenging landscape, as far from the 9-5 daily grind as you can get on this planet, this book is required reading.' (Walking World Ireland Magazine / Sept 2006) 'Cicerone guides have evolved into handy plastic covered, heavy duty-paged, pocket-sized handbooks. This one is bang up-to-date, introducing the way that communities in the mountains have disappeared or evolved, with consequent changes to the tracks. It gives good advise about how to deal with these largely deserted ranges. Can't wait to do some of these wild mountain treks.' (Irish Mountain Log magazine / Autumn 2006) Within the 350 plus pages of the book, there are literally years upon years of walking, making this one of the best value books on walking in existance. Just dream, some high level walking finished off with a few days next to the Aegean! The Aitchison-Jones Walker's Pocket Book 2007


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 Parnass; Route 1 Parnass Traverse: Veltsa to Delphi; B: Mt Ghina; Route 2 Ascent of Piramdha from Vniani via Rek ravine; Route 3 Ascent of Piramdha from Kaloskop; Route 4 Ascent of Piramdha from Siki; Route 5 Link to Mt Vardhosia; C: Mt Vardhosia; Route 6 E4 Traverse: no Mousountsa to Artotna; Route 7 no Mousountsa to Krakas summit; Route 8 no Mousountsa to Skasmni to Mousounitsitiki Dhiasla; to Artotna; Route 9 no Mousountsa to Karpensi: ridge walk via Sardena; refuge; Route 10 E4 Link: Artotna to Karpensi and grafa; D: Mt ti; Route 11 ti Traverse: Pvliani to Ipti; Chapter 2: grafa; Route 12 Lake-to-Lake Traverse: Kremastn to Plastras; Route 13 Asprrema Circuit from Epinian; Route 14 Khondka/Prosiliko Circuit from grafa; Chapter 3: Northern grafa Delidhmi to Mesokhra; Route 15 Delidhmi to Mesokhra; Route 16 Alternative route from Kli Kmi to Mesokhra; Chapter 4: The Asproptamos; Route 17 Mesokhra to Mtsovo; Route 18 Mt Peristri/Tsoukarla; Chapter 5: Northern Pndhos Mtsovo to the Albanian border; Route 19 Mtsovo to Mt Grmos; Route 20 Mt Smlikas Traverse; Chapter 6: Zagri and Mt Gamla; Route 21 Zgori Circuit; Route 22 Zgori Circuit alternatives; Route 23 Mt Gamla and As Gorge Traverse; PART 3: ATHENS AND THE EAST COAST; Chapter 7: Mt Prnitha; Route 24 Malaksa Traverse; Route 25 Summit Circuit; Route 26 Khasi Traverse; Chapter 8: Mt Olympus and the Pilion peninsula; A: Mt Olympus; Route 27 Mt Olympus Circuit; B: Mt Plion; Routes 28ae Mt Plion Routes; Chapter 9: Mt Athos; Route 29 Northern Circuit; Route 30 Southern Circuit; PART 4: THE PELOPONNESE; Chapter 10: Mt Khelms; Route 31 Mgha Splio monastery to Lake Tsivls; Route 32 Peristra to Styx waterfall; Route 33 Kalvrita to Styx waterfall; Chapter 11: Mt Prnon; Route 34 HAC/EOS refuge to Proftis Ilas to Krnio; summit to Malevs convent; Route 35 Poldhroso to Stamatra to yii Anryiri monastery; to Poldhroso; Chapter 12: Mt Tagetos (Tagetos); Route 36 Tagetos Traverse via the Pendadhktilo ridge; Route 37 Hikes around Anavrit; Chapter 13: Cape Malas; Route 38 Velandhia to the lighthouse; Route 39 The Monastery of yia Irni; Chapter 14: The Mni; Route 40 Cape Tnaro; Route 41 Kinia: the fallen columns; APPENDICES; 1 Glossary; 2 Selected Bibliography; 3 Contact Information

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Tim Salmon first visited Greece in 1958. He has lived and worked in the country, visited countless times, written and translated books and articles, and made a film about shepherd life for Greek TV. Michael Cullen was born in Greece and spent his childhood there. In 1990 he set up his own trekking business and has spent most of the last fifteen years researching and leading hikes throughout the country, as well as compiling walking guidebooks.

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