Scaling The Hills Of Kiliomenos
Last week the Intrepid Explorers were caught out good and proper. We met up with Derek, our walk leader just outside the village of Kiliomenos, for what was supposed to be a six-kilometre hike. We have learned that most of our walks are ‘six kilometres’ and ‘easy to moderate’ *splutter, cough, mumble*. Which apparently stems back to the days before activity trackers.
When we excitedly asked where we were headed, he waved a loose hand in the direction of some hills. I think it’s safe to say that we were a little disappointed after all the hills just looked green. Very picturesque, but just green. After all, we are the Intrepids and want something more mid-week.
Well, guess who had the last laugh again? Let’s just say it wasn’t us! It turned out we weren’t just going on a casual stroll into the hills, oh no. The Intrepid Explorers ended up scaling the hills of Kiliomenos! Without mountaineering gear too.
Join us if you dare…
The Walk Started Off More Like A Stroll
The village of Kiliomenos nestled in some very picturesque surroundings..
At first, we thought that this was going to be ‘the hill’… Little did we know!
The hills of Kiliomenos are very pretty.
Then we were led off track and up into some farmland.
And Then The Fun Started…
It was probably around here that we realised we were in for a bit of a climb.
I did use this photo as My Sunday Photo, but couldn’t help using it again.
You would think that we would get fed up of seeing olive trees after all the island is full of them. I don’t think it’s possible to walk past one looking like this and not admire it.
The fallen trees added to the picturesqueness of the landscape (who knew that was even a word?).
There is no playing with angles in this photo. That was the angle of the ground.
It was probably about here that we realised it was uphill all the way.
No Intrepid Explorer hike would be complete without an obstacle or two.
And then the cursing stopped (for a moment), long enough for us to take in a view.
The goats that call the hills of Kiliomenos their home, were not impressed with our intrusion.
The goats shot past us at a tremendous speed. Personally, I think they were showing off.
At last, we reached the top. Time to refuel and chat.
The view was slightly hazy, but I think you can see why scaling the hills of Kiliomenos was worth it.
Even the use of a polarising filter didn’t eliminate much of the haze.
Thankfully Derek took us on a different route down the hill. I didn’t fancy going back down the trail we climbed up. I’m sure it would have ended up with one of us tumbling, and most probably me.
Anyone looking for a villa to rent? No air-con, but well ventilated.
The last of the views before we headed back to the village and back to the cars.
And Into The Village Of Kiliomenos…
The village of Kiliomenos has some interesting old buildings.
The streets of Kiliomenos are not built for more than one car at a time.
The famous water bottle tree of Kiliomenos.
What’s the oddest thing you’ve seen out and about recently?
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