Chelmos-Vouraikos Geopark 36th annual crossing of Vouraikos Gorge

Topic: Tourism


Chelmos-Vouraikos Geopark

36th annual crossing of Vouraikos Gorge


Chelmos-Vouraikos Geopark will co-organize the annual Crossing of Vouraikos Gorge, alongside with the “Kalavryta Mountaineering Association”.

This well-know and highly touristic local event is taking place every year on the second Sunday of May, in one of the most beautiful places of the Peloponnese. The hikers, depart from Kalavryta rack-railway station on mount Chelmos and after an approximately 7-hour hike through Vouraikos gorge, they reach Diakofto rack-railway station at sea level. The route lies along Vouraikos river and passes through scenic traditional villages where the hikers have the opportunity to taste and purchase local products such as honey, cheese etc. The event is a great success since it is estimated that more than 2,000 people participate every year.

Chelmos-Vouraikos Geopark supports and promotes the ecotouristic development of the area and several actions in order to better communicate the Geoparks’ principles in the local community.

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