Key information: Kionia
- Cross the central ridge of the southern Mani, following old mule tracks up arid slopes to the high ground, then dropping to the ruins of a pair of classical temples at Aigila (Kionia) and a small abandoned monastery; and on to the coast near Nimfi.
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- Length: 11km
- Maximum Altitude: N/A
- Level of Difficulty: Strenuous
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Cross the central ridge of the southern Mani, following old mule tracks up arid slopes hiding fertile patches to the high ground, then dropping to the ruins of a pair of classical temples at Aigila (Kionia) and a small abandoned monastery; and on to the coast near Nimfi.
The ruins are very collapsed, but magical and history-laden in their peaceful setting.
An excellent and varied 4.5hours: quite rough walking. If you want to return to the start, head back from the temples.
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