John P

Współrzędne 2347

Uploaded 7 października 2018

Recorded października 2018

1 389 m
225 m
123,33 km

Obejrzane 167 razy, pobrane 21 razy

w pobliżu Kokkinopilós, Thessaly (Greece)

This is the route I took from Kokkinopelos, a village in the shadow of Mount Olympus, to the town of Kalampaka, just below the monasteries of Meteora. It tries to follow the route of the E4 European Long Distance Trail, although I lost it between Descati and Kalampaka.
From Kokkinopelos it crosses a forested mountain, then a quiet tarmac road around the mountainside to the attractive village of Livadi. Visit the bar of the Mytikas hotel for great views back to Mount Olympus. After Livadi the trail drops down to the plains, a mix of farmland and rough grassland and trees, before climbing up to the village of Saradaporos. In the valley beyond this village is an abandoned monastery, worth a visit before climbing through woodland of small oaks to the small village of Tsapournia. Climbing further takes you onto an open ridge at the top of the Amarvis mountains, before the trail plunges down a wooded valley and onto the village of Livadero (where tourists seem pretty rare).
After Livadero the trail follows a track through grassland and trees to the next mountains (the Kamvounia range) beyond which there is the town of Descati. From Descati the route follows tarmac roads and tracks through woodland to Meterora, famous for its monasteries built of pillars of rocks to ensure the monks had peace and quiet to pray and meditate on the almighty. Not so easy now with large volumes of tourists visiting.
More details on my blog
The GPS trail for the next section of the E4 can be found at

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Architektura sakralna


This is a chapel built into a cleft in the cliff, now with steps and a handrail making it easier to reach.
Architektura sakralna

Monastery of the Great Meteoran

A very popular monastery to visit on account of the car and coach park outside, although visitors still have a lot of steps to climb to reach the buildings on top of this pillar of rock
Architektura sakralna

Holy Monastery of the Assumption of the Sarantaporos Theotokos

An old monastery last inhabited in 1919. Regarding the above name, Sarantaporos is the nearby village and Theotokos means "Mother of God", i.e. the Virgin Mary. A church bell tower and another building remain.
Architektura sakralna

Monastery of Ipapantis

A monastery built into a cleft in the cliff. There are steps up to it, also a type of hoist.


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