Climb Mount Kedros from Gerakari
The route at a glance
Route suitable for: Mountain hiking.
Hiking on: Dirt roads and trails made by goats.
Degree of difficulty: Moderate + (for experienced hikers).
Start – End: Gerakari (both ways).
Stages of hiking: The hiking is developed in two stages: a first on a dirt road from Gerakari to Mouri, and a second from Mouri to the top of Kedros on a path. The first section can also be done with a suitable 4X4 vehicle. The track starts from the west side of Gerakari (towards Spili) winding up the northern slopes of Mount Kedros.
Features: Lack of a standard path from Mouri site to the summit of Kedros – Rough terrain.
Drinking water points along the route: Existence of two springs of water;
1st spring, a few meters across (west) from the plane tree in Mouri (flow limited during the summer months),
2nd spring, a little lower to the left (east) before the cave of Prophet Ilias, (sufficient flow during the summer months).
Realization: Any time of the year
Spring – Summer – Autumn: Hiking or Trekking shoes, long trousers (due to the presence of dense clumps of woody bushes), walking stick, hat, sunglasses, water (1½ liter water bottle).
Winter: Winter hiking shoes, crampons, gaiters, ice ax (for possible snowfall, as well as ice on the summit in January – February), winter clothing, raincoat, walking stick, water (1½ liter water bottle).
The route in numbers
Stage Α. Gerakari – Mouri
Route length: 5,9 km
Duration: 1h40′ – 1h50′
Minimum altitude: 654m
Highest altitude: 1240m
Total altitude gain / loss: +587m / -8m
Slope: Maximum +31.0 % / -11.4 %. Average +10.9% / -4.6%
Stage B. Mouri – Summit of Kedros
Route length: 2,8 km
Duration: 2h10′ – 2h40′
Minimum altitude: 1240m
Highest altitude: 1777m
Altitude gain / loss: +529m /-24m
Slope: Maximum +68,1 % /-67,9 %. Average +22,6% /-14,5%