Length: 3,000 m
Difficulty Level: Easy
Suggested Hours: Very early in the morning or late afternoon

Length: 3,000 m

Difficulty Level: Easy

Suggested Hours: Very early in the morning or late afternoon

Start at the gate of Kathara Monastery. Walk for about 250m on the paved road and on your left you will find a red mark on the rock indicating the start of the path. Follow the red marks and you will find yourself walking on the ridge of Niritos, Ithaca’s highest mountain, on the old road which in the past connected the southern and northern parts of the island on the axis Vathy – Chani – Kathara Monastery – Anogi. The route is almost horizontal and offers a fantastic view of the island and the sea to the east. From a point onward, the path unwinds at about the middle between the paved road and the summit of Niritos.

The route ends on the road on the outskirts of Anogi, which is one of the island’s oldest settlements along with Exogi and Palaiochora. These three settlements are referred to for the first time in a Venetian document of 1548. However there are indications that Anogi is the oldest of these settlements, having existed much before the Venetian sovereignty of Ithaca (1504). At the center of the village you can admire the spacious basilica of the Dormition of the Theotokos (Virgin Mary) with its wonderful 17th century Byzantine wall paintings and its imposing bell tower. Next to the church there is the only shop of the village, an old coffee shop-grocery which offers sodas, coffee or even food after having arranged for it beforehand.

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