The path starts from the famous Trani Vrisi of Andritsain, built in 1724. It then passes through the village square with the impressive plane tree, passing picturesque narrow alleys until reaching the Stavruli area. Above Stavrouli, at the place of “Tsomakou”, the route follows an old path to the area of Kalamiona, where the farming activity is predominant.
Then, a dirt road with beautiful views of the adjacent valley leads to the ‘Anathema’. There, in the beginning of the 19th century, after the Turks ambushed the Greeks, the Turks placed the head of “the most handsome boy of Gortynia” on a rock. Since then, this place has been called Anathema.
From there, the route goes up an old path to Alonaki, with great views to the west. The last kilometers to the Temple of Epicurean Apollo are located on a ridge with a limitless view of the entire region of the Peloponnese. Accessibility to the area called Vassae (small valleys) in ancient times, is from the north, with an old, stone-built path that leads to the Temple from the direction in which mythology was coming and the god Apollo “assisted” the Fugitives, the ancient inhabitants of the area.
Caution: The last leg of the route is within the guarded archaeological site. A pre-arrangement with the temple guard (at least one day in advance) is required to open the door (tel. +30 26260 22 275). Alternatively, the signage will take you to the main gate of the temple from the asphalt.