Hiking to the Kalikas plateau from Nithavri
The route at a glance
Route suitable for: Hiking.
Hiking on: Mostly dirt roads.
Degree of difficulty: Easy route (for the level of experienced hikers).
Starting point: Central square of Nithavri, above the old fountain.
End: Notiki Trypa cave on the Kalika plateau.
Special features: This route is the beginning of a series of hiking routes that one can take at the southern end of Psiloritis, starting from the Kalika plateau up to Pardi (northwest), Papoura peak (south), Kouroupitos and Agia Marina (east), or even Platanos, this large village of the Municipality of Amari in the southeast. On the same plateau, one can also visit the “Notiki Trypa” or “Paul Faure” cave, with important archaeological and historical significance. Note that you will need a flashlight to visit the cave.
Marking: Absent, but by no means necessary.
Drinking water point on the route: No source on the route. For this reason, get water from the spring in the village square.
Realization: Any time of the year.
Spring – Summer – Autumn: short pants, walking stick, hat, sunglasses, water (1½ liter water bottle).
Winter: Winter hiking shoes, winter clothing, raincoat, walking stick, water (1½ liter water bottle).
The route in numbers
Route length: 5,0 km
Duration: 1h20′ – 1h30′
Minimum altitude: 459m
Highest altitude: 994m
Total altitude gain / loss: +557m /-41m
Slope: Maximum +41,0 % /-27,7%. Average: +16,4 % / -8,6 %