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Hiking Routes

Ipati – Kremastos waterfall – Ipati (Farmakides Path)

The starting point is at the square, where you go uphill on an asphalt road passing from St Sophia. Then, you take the path towards St John’s chapel where you can also enjoy the beautiful view. Right on the spot you will find two paths but you will choose the one on the left which passes from the old cobbled road and the small waterfall. You reach a dirt road and you follow it until you arrive at the Castle (Kastro). Then its time to return to the centre of Ipati after having completed a circular route. At first, head west. Take the path “Ipati – Katafigio” to the north for a few meters and then leave it heading west in order to pass through old fields. Close to the end, you will reach “Anemotrypa” and you will follow the “Farmakides Path” in order to return to Ypati.

Trip type: Circular crossing
Length: 2,4 km.
Duration without stops: 2 h.
Altitude difference in ascend: 150 m.
Altitude difference in descend: 160 m.
Structure of the ground: Path: 1,6 km, Dirt road: 100 m, Asphalt: 400 m.
Signs and markings: *** (orange signs and white – red signs)

Ipati – Castle – Ipati

This hiking route begins at the Centre of Environmental Education of Ipati. In the next 100m leave the asphalt road and follow an uphill dirt road. The road is steep for 400m but you will soon find a path which you follow to the right. The route after that is flat and there is a crossroad for “Anemotrypa”. In order to see “Anemotrypa” you have to make a small diversion but then you have to return to the main path and descend until the hanging bridge. After that, ascend to the south following the red – white markings. You reach sharp rocks where there are ropes which reach the waterfall. On the way back, do not go towards the hanging bridge. Head north, walking parallel to Xerias’ stream. After three wooden bridges, you finally reach the asphalt road.

Trip type: Circular crossing
Length: 4 km.
Duration without stops: 1 h. 26′ Altitude difference in ascend: 332 m. Altitude difference in descend: 332 m.
Altitude difference in ascend: 332 m.
Altitude difference in descend: 332 m.
Structure of the ground: Path: 2,8 km, Dirt road: 1000 μ., Asphalt – cement road: 1,1 km.
Signs and markings: No

Kastania – Kapnochori – Ipati

Start at the square of Kastania and follow the asphalt road towards Lychno-Kapnochori. At some point leave it in order to go right towards the cemetery. At first, follow a dirt road then a path and finally a dirt road which leads to Kapnochori which is near a mill. Descend the asphalt road towards Ipati and turn right at the old primary school (there is a small road).
When you come across an asphalt road, cross it and take the path near the shrine. When you reach Xerias’ stream, cross it and follow the path of Farmakides to Ipati in the reverse direction.

Trip type: Crossing
Length: 7,2 km.
Duration without stops: 2 h. 10’ Altitude difference in ascend: 100 m. Altitude difference in descend: 950 m.
Altitude difference in ascend: 100 m.
Altitude difference in descend: 950 m.
Structure of the ground: Path: 1,6 km, Dirt road: 100 m, Asphalt: 400 m.
Signs and markings: * (orange markings)