Trekking Up to Kirfi Mountain Top

Cold, great views and great company

Trekking Up to Kirfi Mountain Top

Where is Kirfi, someone may ask, and why to go there for trekking? It is located between Fokida and Voiotia prefectures. It’s tallest top is called “Xirovouni”, which translates to “Dry Mountain”. The reason for this? There are no springs as you walk to the top.

Here it starts.

Trekking Up to Kirfi Mountain Top

Part of our root was through a forest and part on naked ground.

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The inclination was pretty high so you need strong legs to go up. Yet, with a slow but steady pace you will enjoy and complete the route.

Trekking Up to Kirfi Mountain TopWhere is Kirfi, someone may ask, and why to go there for trekking? It is located between Fokida and Voiotia prefectures. It's tallest top is called "Xirovouni"

Having a small break. The whole day was a bit cloudy and pretty cold too.

Trekking Up to Kirfi Mountain Top

Moving further up the mountain.

Trekking Up to Kirfi Mountain Top

The surrounding view is magnificent. The height of Xirovouni is 1560 mt and when we went there (first days of February) there was still a bit of snow.

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So you need some warm clothes and pretty good shoes (read this and this article related to equipment).

Walking distance is around 6 hours (from village of Zemeno) and the altitude difference is 760mt.

Distance from Athens is around 1.5 hours.

Going downhill was a bit tricky since the ground was mostly pebbles and gravel from the broken rocks.

Trekking Up to Kirfi Mountain Top

Yet, the view was still quite rewarding.

Trekking Up to Kirfi Mountain Top

And here is the end of this route.

Trekking Up to Kirfi Mountain Top

What happened next, was the “traditional” replenishment of proteins and carbs at a local tavern, along with some local red wine.

All well and with lots of fun.

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