The Battery Trail
The Battery Trail
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This is a relatively new trail which starts from near the entrance of the Fiscardo Bay Hotel and full details are on the Agnantia website (search for self guided paths of Fiscardo). It is a wonderful 11km path around the northern tip of Kefalonia but involves some hills, a lot of stony ground and requires a keen eye to ensure you keep following the blue/white signing.
Duration: More than 3 hours
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Gritstone
Derbyshire, UK249 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2017 • Solo
This is one of a series of 3 walks/trails which have been established over the last couple of years. Look for the wide scrubby area 200m past the Hotel (as you leave town). It goes up the Larni gorge goes past a rock known as the “throne of the Queen of Fiskardo”. It visits a deserted village and other smaller settlements as it crosses the heart of the island. Signing is a variety of blue arrows on white ground and blue/white paint on rocks and walls - you need to keep your eyes out to ensure you stay on track.

When you come out on the main Fiscardo road at about 2.5 miles if you cannot see the path on the other wide of the road don’t worry - turn left and walk up the road for 100m – the path signs will then appear. Follow the path downhill (especially when you get to a T-junction at a villa with no sign visible). Keep following the signs and you will enter a great section in the woods – but again, care is required. In particular you will come to a patch of open ground with no markers – cross the open ground itself and the path is on the opposite side. The path then leads to the Battery (Battaria) and past signs for Dafnoudi beach back up the road for 400m then branch off left. More forest navigation is involved here and in the middle of this section watch out for a path off left through a gate (with ‘Free Access’ printed on it) – important to get this turn right.

Onto the wonderful Kimilia beach to Emblisi beach (café shack here in summer) and then up the road to a left turn into Emmilise Hotel’s grounds. When you finally exit their grounds (after the tennis court) you will come out onto the road. Turn right and after 50m turn left onto an unmarked track – this will take you back to town.
If running it takes 60 – 90 minutes, walking between 3 and 5 hours.
Written 27 September 2017
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515Kate515
Cambridge, UK42 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2019 • Couples
This is a well-marked trail that was easy to follow with a map and using the excellent signs (we suspect recently updated). It encompasses beautiful coastline and countryside. We did the trail as two separate walks on two September days: 1. Parking at Emplisi - coast trail to Dafnoudi - inland to Antipata - Psilithrias - Emplisi (approx 10 km). 2. Parking at Dafnoudi - coast trail to the site of the battery - Antipata - back along the road to Dafnoudi (approx 5.5 km). We combined both walks with stops at To Petrino in Antipata. The walks are really lovely - the coastline is stunning and the inland sections allow you to appreciate hamlets and villages that you otherwise might not see driving across the island. We would recommend this trail unreservedly. It is easy to moderate with some undulant parts and a need to be sensible re appropriate footwear and water etc. Have fun walking it and enjoy this gorgeous island!
Written 13 September 2019
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Rhod J
London, UK313 contributions
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May 2018 • Couples
The previous reviewer warns of the variable quality of the route markers of the so called Erisos "paths of Greece" foot paths. And he is quite right. We picked up the Battery Trail from Dafnoudi (see seperate post today). Pass the turn to the beach on your right and keep going up the road until it peters out. Then go along marked track uphill for about 300/400 metres.

This is well worth the visit. You are now right at the north of the island so the views are spectacular. Also the rock formations are amazing and you seriously wonder how these large chucks of rock all came to pass. Even if you are ony going to Dafnoudi this is well worth the short detour. For those who fancy a longer walk there is a left turn before the battery in the direction of Frapata which takes you on an inland loop before coming back to Antipata.
Written 20 May 2018
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