Hiking Weekend In The Peloponnese
Last week I shared a post covering the first two days of our hiking weekend in the Peloponnese with Greece On Foot. This week I’m sharing part two. Yay! Last year I never got around to writing any subsequent posts to the first, so this year I’m determined to share everything.
Be warned this is a photo-rich post!
Being an early bird, morning is my favourite time of day, so it was only natural for me to grab my camera and head out to get yet more photos of Tyros first thing.
Tyros with the sun rising behind me.
Sleepy Tyros, nestled on the coast in the Peloponnese. It reminds me very much of old Greece.
Greek fishing boats moored in the harbour add to the charm of Tyros.
Close up the fisherman does not look over the moon to be heading out for a day on the sea.
This photo captures the feel of Tyros first thing in the morning nicely. All is quiet, except for the lapping of the sea on the shore (and the chirping of birds).
Not a cat you would see in a Greek cat calendar, but every cat deserves its day. Don’t you think?
The First Hike Of The Day
The second day’s main hike was a short drive, but a long(ish) hike to the village of Leonidio. The weather started off promising.
Derek, the Zakynthos Walking Group leader, looking mischievous. I can tell from his expression that he’d just said something cheeky.
I rarely remember the names of the villages we pass through, even on Zakynthos. So let’s just call this one a distant village.
Only a taste of the views to come.
Coming back to find my husband fiddling with my camera when he has no idea what he is pressing!
The Hike Down To The Village Of Leonidio
The hike to Leonidio was along an old donkey track.
Somewhere, nestled in the mountains was the village of Leonidio.
There it is! Leonidio was just around the corner! Just look at the beautiful red cliffs surrounding the village.
The donkey track was very close to the edge and rough underfoot. Respect to those donkeys.
Leonidio in the distance. How pretty is that?
We were surrounded by stunning scenery.
It seemed that we weren’t the only nutters that day. At least we found an easier route down!
Yay! We were that close to Leonidio we could almost smell lunch… Or was that just the goats?
This little gathering of baby goats is the local goat creche, designed to stop the kids getting lost or stuck in awkward places on the mountainside.
After a long hike, it’s nice to just ‘be’.
Eventually, we arrived in the village of Leonidio. Now, where is that coffee shop?
This photo of the impressive red cliffs that surround Leonidio does not do them justice.
After enjoying a coffee whilst sheltering from the rain it was put to us that we could either stay and explore the village of Leonidio. Or head out for another hike.
As we all live in Greece and see our fair share of Greek villages we opted for a second hike… Which I will share in a third post of our weekend of hiking in the Peloponnese next Thursday.
So far I’m finding sorting the photos for the posts far more exhausting than the hikes themselves. That will teach me to take so many!
Would a hiking weekend in the Peloponnese appeal to you?
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