A Beautiful Hike
On Sunday, June 6, the Hellenic Mountaineering Association lead a hike in the area of Old Epidaurus. The CYA Student Affairs Department informed students and encouraged them to join. The route promised to be interesting, with beautiful views. CYA Summer session I Student, Rachel Niemira, confirms:
“It was exceptional. Most beautiful views I’ve ever seen, I highly recommend that anyone who likes a challenging hike try it out.”
The starting of the hike was ‘Vagionia’, following path 1 that moves along the coast at small altitudes and boasts lovely views, and ending up at the ruins of the Panagia Polemarcha monastery (15th century) with its beautiful pine tree beach just below. Afterwards, the path ascends to Mount Akros via a beautiful route (low vegetation, pines, beautiful view) and reach the Katarachi hills above Old Epidavros where one discovers the ruins of the temple of Artemis and some Mycenaean tombs! From that point, hikers will then descend until they’ve reached the port.
Enjoy the beautiful photos submitted by Rachel!