On September 26th 2013 we walked this hike of 3,14 km’s in 56 minutes. If you do this hike without stopping (to have a closer look at places of interest and to shoot pictures), you can do this distance in half an hour. The route is along the coast is easy with a maximum altitude of 37 meters.
First you will pass arsanas Konstamonitou
This is what lies ahead: the beautiful Mount Athos coastlineOld olive trees near a kalivaUnfortunately nobody was homeLooking back towards arsanas SografouThese big machines destroy the monopati’s: this one was out of order and left in the fieldsThe path continues next to the pebble beachAt 4/5 meters high we saw a small caveI could’t resist to have a closer look: the cave was deserted and I found some small itemsand three tiny iconsView from the cave to the sea: maybe once a hermit lived here?The rock where the cave isEven on these small roads cars pass byRemnants of the past: an electricity pole (or telephone?) lies on the rocky groundsJust before arriving at Docheiariou: a wild boar farm! Why would the monks breed these boars? To export the meat? Definitely not for their own purpose!The last part of the hike: arriving at Docheiariou (with the ugly red crane)
Wim Voogd, 10/9
Interesting item, mr W. Voogd, with the deserted cave and the – despite the occasional bulldozer and car – beautiful coastline. An enviable walk. Deserted bulldozers are a common feature in the Greek (especially island-) landscape: Subsidy used, machine forgotten.