Ithaca Greece: Trekking Aetos Acropolis of Alalkomenes

There is an archaeological site to the right of the highest point of the main road from Aetos to Piso Aetos . From the area where the church of St. George is, there is a steep path that leads visitors to the top of the hill (height 380 m to the ruins of “Acropolis of Alalkomenes” or “ Castle of Odysseus “).

We walk from the wooden pavilion a bit to the right and behind the chapel. Follow the red signs that eventually lead us to a kind of a stone entrance with several stone steps . We climb the stairs by following the red signs.

In less than half way up the hill the path branches off to the left. Nearby, marked in red, there is a wall of huge stones. It seems that this wall starts from the top to the bottom of the hill. We return to the original path and remount following the red signs until you reach the top, the highest point of the citadel about 378 meters above sea level. The small column you will see there is not an archaeological find but an elevation point located by the Military Geographical Service .

There you will enjoy a spectacular view , of the entire part of North Ithaca with its odd shape , the Western torso of Kefalonia and all the East Coast.

Length: 1,000 m

Difficulty Level: Moderate

Proposed hours: afternoon

—- Article provided by Ithacorama. Feel free to contact the organizers through their contact data below.

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