Delphi and the ancient path to Corycian Cave


On Sunday the 7th of April SAS organize a hiking excursion in Mt. Parnassos at the foothills of which lies the famous archeological site of Delphi and from where the ancient footpath starts to lead to “Korykion Andron” where lots of unusual stalactites and stalagmites exist.

Actually, we’ll do the hike from the … opposite direction, that means from Livadhi Arachovas to Delphi. One third of the trail is on a dirt road through a flat valley, another third is through a dense fir-forest and the last part towards Delphi is the preserved ancient footpath, dated from the … 5th century BC, with a breathtaking view over Amfisa’s Olive grove and the Corinthian Gulf !!

Total duration of the hike is 6,5 hours approx., distance to be covered 14 km and the height difference is only 250 m ascent and 700 m … descent !

Difficulty degree of this hike considered to be medium.

Hiking boots, trekking poles, raincoat and reliable equipment generally are always highly recommended. For any case don’t forget also your head-torch !

Meeting point is at 08:00 a.m. in N. Erythraia, on 162 Tatoiou str. just 100 meters before the Varibopi motorway junction and the traffic lights, as we come from Kifisia, where an EVEREST café exists at right. There, you’ll find also a car park.

As we’ll arrive at Delphi, we’ll take a quick glimpse at some archeological monuments, such as “ the Tholos of Athena Pronaia ”, “ Kastalia Pigi ” etc spending no more than 20 minutes and then will go by taxi, shared between us ( cost per taxi is 25 € approx. ), to the starting point of the trail.

As we could apply a car pooling system between us, please also declare if you would like to use your car and serve other members ( how many people ) or if you would like to get a lift. Estimated cost 70 € per car approximately. Predicted arrival time back to Athens 22:00 p.m.

For those who are interested in participating, please declare up to Wednesday 3rd of April 11:00 a.m. and send us your telephone numbers.

Leader will be Georgos Foteinos, e-mail Emergency phone 6945 386255.

Important notice : Keep in mind that if you participate in an Athens Strollers and Hikers walk or hike, you do so for your fun and your pleasure at one hand but entirely at your own risk at the other. The Athens Strollers and Hikers is an internet social club and neither the organizers nor the leader are responsible for the safety of those taking part. For more information about that please refer to the ‘ Declaration of Tyrol ’.

Difficulty grades

Easy walks :                1,5– 2 hrs                    and height differences up to 100 m

Medium walks :          2 – 3 hrs                      and height differences up to 200 m

Hard walks :                3 – 4 hrs                      and height differences up to 400 m

Easy hikes :                 3 – 5 hrs                      and height differences up to 500 m

Medium hikes :           5 – 7 hrs                      and height differences up to 750 m

Hard hikes :                 7 hrs and up                and height differences 750 m and up

Invitation : Anyone who likes to lead a future walk or hike please announce to us by e-mail referring to the place and the time he intends to take over this activity.

Deletion : Anybody who doesn’t like to receive anymore the invitations about our activities for any reason, please declare us his desire !!

See you in this … ancient hike !

Georgos and Anna