Hiking to Vathiako Fort
The route at a glance
Route suitable for: Hiking.
Degree of difficulty: Easy (for the level of experienced hikers).
Features: Hiking on a dirt road (very poor quality, unsuitable for vehicles and bicycles), and optionally on paths. Caution! If you choose to shorten the route by following the path from point 03 to point 04 (or vice versa), it is advisable to wear long pants. Thorny bushes literally choke the path in many places.
Start – End: Vathiako (circular route).
Drinking water points along the route: No source on the route. Get water from Vathiako.
Realization: Any time of the year.
Spring – Summer – Autumn: Hiking or Trekking shoes, long pants (due to the presence of dense clumps of thorny shrubs), walking stick, hat, sunglasses, water (1½ liter water bottle).
Winter: Hiking or Trekking shoes, winter clothing, raincoat, walking stick, water (1½ liter water bottle).
The route in numbers
Route length: 2.1 km
Duration: 0h35′ – 0h40′
Minimum altitude: 419m
Highest altitude: 553m
Altitude gain / loss: +148 / -154
Slope: Maximum +36,9% / -32,9 %. Average: +11,0 % / -13,2 %