The route starts from Abeliona and goes down a nice cobbled path to Tritseli fountain. It goes uphill, under deep mixed forest, to the neck in the Saraniva region, and then down the path to the Petric spring of Variko. The spot is ideal for a short stop under the shade of perennial plane trees. Then the route goes to Petra village (formerly called Delga).
From there, the route continues, offering two options: crossing the village or going straight to the Neda fountains, through old trails.
The fountains of Neda are located a few hundred meters further down from Petra, next to the church of St. Anastasia. The water gushes through the rocks, abundantly, all year round.
The route crosses the river, and reaches a plateau with two churches (Panagia and Agios Georgios), a stone bridge and an old watermill. There, the hiker has the option of walking to Neda. The route continues on a mild dirt road, overlooking the Karamicha ravine and watermill, and after crossing cultivated fields and old, abandoned farmhouses, it ends a few hundred meters to the asphalt.
Leaving the asphalt, a path leads to the Church of the Life-giving Source of Kakaletri, in a particularly beautiful setting under the rich shade of plane trees and with the river flowing – an ideal resting place. A few meters of asphalt, and again the route uses old, stone-built paths to the settlement of Kakaletri.
At Kakaletri, a small uphill cement road leads to the old, stone-built path to ancient Iera. The trail is uphill, but offers stunning views of the Neda Valley, the Vigla peak and the surrounding mountains. In its last steps, it enters the archaeological site probably from some pylon of the city’s outer walls. Reaching the top, the view from the church of Agios Athanasios is unrestricted in all directions. A few meters above, on the natural top of the hill, are the remains of ancient walls.