Walking the Menalon Trail, April 2nd-5th, 2018.

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My daughter and I are just back from a wonderful hiking holiday on the Menalon Trail. We travelled by bus from Athens and started the trail in Dimitsana. We stayed in the beautiful Amanites Guesthouse there. Aris and his family were very helpful to us as we planned our hike. We walked 5 out of the 8 trails, one per day. The trail is stunning but challenging in places.As it is early in the season, there is some surface water and fallen trees on the paths, but they are passable with care. We decided not to carry our rucksacks but to base ourselves in the peaceful, scenic villages.We used taxis to get between the villages.We stayed in the Kentrikon hotel in Lagkadia whose staff looked after us very well. Special thanks also to our host in the beautiful taverna in Nymphasia who served us a wonderful meal and then drove us back to Vytina! I can thoroughly recommend this trip. Be aware that on the longer hikes that you need enough water and snacks to keep you going along the way as it is very isolated and unspoiled.It is a good idea to check the official website menalon trail.eu