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Hard work but worth the effort

The August heat makes it a very hard hike, so remember to bring plenty of water and snacks. You... read more

Reviewed 11 August 2018
Søren R
via mobile
Well worth it

I started walking from about a kilometre beyond where the road (really a dirt track) splits--to the... read more

Reviewed 17 July 2018
The C
Canberra, Australia
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Reviewed 11 August 2018 via mobile

The August heat makes it a very hard hike, so remember to bring plenty of water and snacks. You will need it. There are signs on the way, but still pay attention because some are hard to spot. Took us six and a half hours...More

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Reviewed 17 July 2018

I started walking from about a kilometre beyond where the road (really a dirt track) splits--to the right it goes up to Pythagoras' Cave, to the left towards Evangelistria Monastery. I walked from 12.30 pm until 8 pm on a hot day in early June....More

Thank The C
Reviewed 25 September 2017

You can drive around the mountain, through pine forests and small village, wonderful area. The drive is fabulous with great sea views and the islands nearby. Old village at the end of the road, a few tavernas, and well worth a walk around the old...More

1  Thank LornaRoseW
Reviewed 4 July 2017

Summer weather, 5 lts of water, and few hours of ascending, and we did it! 1434 meters above the sea

Thank dopitak
Reviewed 29 September 2016

I did it, albeit very slowly on the down climb, 5 months after a total knee replacement. Started at 6 AM and was back drinking a beer in the village at 3 PM, spending lots of time at panoramic views and talking with workers at...More

1  Thank Mark P
Reviewed 29 August 2016

We were on a vacation, in Eleonas Village in Votsalakia, and when we arrived at our villa we were looking to what we thought was the top of Mt. Kerkis, the Vigla. We decided we would go on a hike to reach the top. We...More

6  Thank VictorVanO
Reviewed 6 July 2016

We wanted so much to visit Kerkis, and got useful information about the trip from the waiter at Argo restaurant.

Thank Dagny16
Reviewed 22 April 2016

It is certainly a challenging walk to the top of Mount Kerkis, but worth it for the views. You need to be fit. From the coast, it took us around 9 hours. It is possible drive up part of the way, saving an hour's walk...More

1  Thank Mouse120
Reviewed 19 March 2016

Explore nature and visit the Megali Panagia monastery. An easy walk with spectacular views. Kerkis is the highest mountain in Samos, wild flowers, herbs and olive trees abound making this a great walk for nature lovers. Take water a snack and wear a hat!

Thank Sunisles
Reviewed 5 March 2016

You can hike up to Kerkis mountain different ways, you can take the long beautiful walk from Pythagoras cave, which takes few hours (and is totally worth it) or you can go from the other side of the mountain and be at the top in...More

6  Thank Karolinaki
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