Starting Point: Abeliona
Ending Point: Neda
Main Sights: Agios Sostis, Sanctuary of Pan (Ai – Stratigos)
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This trail starts from the village of Abeliona, at “Spyros’ Traditional Tavern”. A while later, you reach “Trani Vrysi”, the village’s central water fountain, from where the stairs leads you to the Abeliona Retreat. Crossing its premises, the trail continues slightly uphill, in deep shade, until the asphalt road leading you to the village of Agios Sostis. Starting from the village’s monumental bridge, the old footpath ascends to the foothills of Mount Lykaion offering an unhindered view to the whole valley of Neda River. The trail leads to a narrow dust road crossing an oak woods full of water streams. Already at mid-route towards the village of Neda, you will meet the small church of Agios Athanasios – called “Maithanasis” by the locals – with its nearby water fountain, which offers a good opportunity for rest. Shortly after, a small detour leads to the ruined church of Agios Efstratios, most probably built on the ancient Temple of Pan, using its own remainders. Continuing on the dust road, the trail enters the village of Neda – previously called “Mperekla” be the locals, with its characteristic stone-built houses and churches. This is an ideal place to stop for lunch.