Kontakeika - Kastrovouni peak

3.2 km
2h 10'
636 m

The starting point of this hike is inside the village of Kontakeika, but if you have a 4WD car, you can drive up the initial 900m uphill until the start of the trail. The first 1.4km section of the trail up to the small plateau west of Kastrovouni peak, is a demanding climb, which you’d be wise to attempt early in the morning or late in the afternoon, with at least 2 litres of water in your backpack. Continuing on from the plateau for another 300m in an easterly direction, you’ll reach Kastrovouni peak, with its magnificent views spanning the horizon, and the ruins of an old castle city dispersed amongst the bushes.