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Travelogue to Panagia Makrini of Mount Kerkis (Photographs)

Kerkis is a beautiful mountain. Wild, but beautiful! It’s nice to climb it, while walk all the way to Panagia Makrini is a delight! One Sunday morning, with a rented jeep, we started from Vathi towards the village of Kallithea and Panagia Makrini. We drive slowly in order to enjoy …

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Mountain Kerkis

Mountain Kerkis Kerkis is the so-called “majestic” mountain of Samos. With steep slopes, caves and forests, it became, as early as the 9th century, an important center of monastic life. Most of its reputation comes from the life of Saint Paul the Younger from Latro of the neighboring (opposite) Asia …

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Mountain Ampelos

The mountain Ambelos (or Karvounis) is located in the central part of the island. Its highest peak is Profitis Ilias (1063m). The region is woody and has thickets of coniferous trees, thick-leafed bushes and areas with limestone rocks. The natural vegetation o­n the mountainous areas of Karvounis, contrary to the majority of …

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Mountain Kerkis (Part II)

The mountain Kerkis or Kerketeus is located o­n the western side of the island. Its highest peak, called Vigla, has a height of 1.443m. Its lower peaks are: Mavro Stefani and Seitan, while the lower adjacent mountains are: Fterias, Menelaki and Kastri. The name of the mountain has originated from the draughts and strong winds which blow …

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