Hiking on an ancient path.
Anigraia Route mentioned for the first time by Pausanias. Pausanias was a Greek traveler and geographer, who lived in the 2nd century AD. In his book «Greece Τour», an extensive work that describes ancient Greece, refers to the road that connected Argolida with ancient Thyrea. It is a narrow path, which in many places literally hangs over the sea. It was the only coastal road connection between these two areas until 1953. Then replaced by the road for cars. For the most part, it is still used by local shepherds and because of that, it is unique, since it has been used continuously for over 3000 years.
We will start our course from the place Palioahano. We will leave the asphalt road and start climbing the winding path. It is the most difficult part of the path, since in just 700 m we will climb to an altitude of 120 m, but the wisdom and knowledge of the people who carved it for the first time, helps to make the climb very easy.
From there the trail is easy with very little call. At 1.5 km from the beginning, we will find an abandoned settlement with an impressive complex of stone threshing floors. After admiring the wonderful view to the Argolic Gulf, we will follow the path that passes over a gorge with impressive caves. Finally, after reaching an altitude of 310 meters, we will start to descend to Xeropigado.
1-4 people 35 Euros per person.
5-8 people 30 Euros per person
4 people or 140 Euros
Hiking through ancient trail with mountain guide
Degree of difficulty:
Easy (with little difficulty at first)
Older than 10 years
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