Hiking Tourism – Cultural paths of Aegina

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Hiking Tourism – Cultural paths of Aegina

 

A few years ago, the Greek Environmental and Cultural Society, in collaboration with the Municipality of Aegina, the Association of Aeginian Active Citizens and the Greek  Mountain Cycling Association of Aegina, “Ascent”, focused on promoting the hiking trails of the island in order to add Aegina to the “Paths of Culture” network.

It is a known fact that the island has been inhabited since ancient times and boasts many different styles of modus vivendi over the years. At places dirt roads and at others cobbled streets, the paths of Aegina will lead to the discovery of hidden treasures (mills, “souvalas”, old settlements) in the wild, local nature.

Since 2011 a special map has been designed which records the uniquely beautiful path around Mt. Ellanio.

Suggested Routes

  • The tour of Mt. Ellanio
    (8.8 km, 5 hrs, difficulty: medium / hard for a short distance after Ahlada)
  • Sfentouri – Elaionas
    (3 km, 1hr15 ‘, difficulty: medium)
  • Ancient Elaionas
    (5.8 km, 3 hours, difficulty: easy – medium)
  • Chrysoleontissa
    (6 km, 2.5 hrs, difficulty: initially medium and then easy)
  • East side of Aegina
    (5.8 km, 3hrs15 ‘, difficulty: easy – medium)
  • Mythical Asoposü
    (5.8 km, 2.5 hrs, difficulty: initially easy and then medium)
  • Palaiochoraü
    (1.2 km, 40′, difficulty: easy and medium)
  • In the forestü
    (5.2 km, 2.5 hours (hiking), difficulty: easy cycling or hiking route)
  • Temple of Aphaia
    (2.5 km, 50′, difficulty: medium)
  •  Vlachides – Kipoiü
    (1 km, 40’, difficulty: easy)

Bonus info

Besides the established hiking programs, every so often special ones are scheduled, such as the ‘Dawn on the Mountain’.

For more information and continuous updates, you can visit the http://energoi-aegina.gr/category/guide/.

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