Kionia

  • Ruin of Cistercian Order Chapel - © flickr user- Yiannis Chatzitheodorou
  • © flickr user- jkkm

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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Vital Statistics

  • Length: 11km
  • 4.5hours
  • Maximum Altitude: N/A
  • Level of Difficulty: Strenuous

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WALK SUMMARY

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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