In the summer of 2011 we walked from Dionysiou to Paulou. The other way around as my brother Wim has described in the previous post (2140).
In the winter of 2015 my friend Bas and I, together with our sons, walked the same track. The path was covered with snow which fell the day before and now already was melting again.
As my brother already mentioned, there is no steeper path on the peninsula then this part of the monopati, located just before the flat coastline of Paulou.
Although we descended carefully and slow the boys found time to produce some large snowballs on the steepest part of the path.
This shows how big the height difference was. The tower was our goal.
Step by step we found our way through the virgin snow.
We clung to rocks and vegetation but reached the Paulou “beach” safely.
The tower in 2011 was still in ruins. See the interesting red figures.
In 2015 the restoration was in progress.
The guest monk of Paulou offered us a nice and abundant lunch after we first got water, coffee and tsipourou.