Project Description

Walking path 1 - The Old Strata Photo: Marie Therese Magnan
Chora – The Monastery of Hozoviotissa – Kapsala – Asfondilitis – Potamos – Langada

This beautiful walk starts from the historic village of the Chora, passing the imposing Monastery of Hozoviotissa and continues to Kapsala where one finds the Virgin Mary Theoskepasti and immediately after the Byzantine small monastery of St. John Chrysostom. Here is the old ruins, of medieval origins, which was a “hostels” for the army to rest in the old times.

Then the path leads to Asfontilitis ( about 2 hours and 20 minutes from Chora) with the old rural settlement, the wells, the rock paintings and the church of St. Nicholas with its special architecture. The Path continues to Oxo Meria where the church of Agias Mamas is and finally through Upper Potamos and the path finish in Langada.

Elevation profile
Walking path 1 - The Old Strata Profile


Chora-The Monastery of Hozoviotissa-Kapsala-Asfondilitis-Potamos-Langada
Distance 14.5 km
About 4-5 hours

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Walking path Level Hard Hard

Practical information

Make sure you have good shoes because the paths on some parts can have loose stones. Shoes which protect your ankles are preferred. In the summertime is necessary to wear a hat and to put on sunscreen for the sun.
NOTICE! Always tell someone where you are going and when you plan to return.


Enough water, something to eat and proper shoes since it’s a hard mountain route far away from any settlement.