We enter a pleasant oak forest, to the trailhead that heads downhill to cross the Kernitsa Bridge, from where the trail ascends to the Kernitsas Monastery, a big monastic complex nested in an impressive monolith boulder. Following a combination of footpaths and dirt roads, we cross a dense fir forest and arrive at Sfyrida Hermitage, a nice place to rest with a spring. From Sfyrida (1.000 m) we steadily ascend through the forest until the intersection for Lasta (1.250 m) from where we take a southern direction and traverse the foot of the long steep slope of Kastro. This horizontal trail continues on an old pathway. After passing the Gavros Spring, we enter the small settlement of Magouliana.
Distance: 8,9 km – 5,53 miles / Time: 3,30 hours / Ascent: 660 m / Descent: -364 m / Min. Height: 781 m – 2,562 ft / Max. Height: 1,272 m / 4,173 ft
We walk across Magouliana, through alleys and arrive to the saddle west of the village, where an intersection to Lasta is located - a point of splendid views - surrounded by stone built threshing floors. We descend toward the old sanatorium known as the Mana Sanatorium, through footpaths and narrow roads, to reach the intersection of two asphalt roads across the church of St. Pantes. The route leads down toward the valley, along a small river and moves parallel to the riverbed through small paths and alleys until the junction with another small river and a concrete bridge. The route continues to the left bank entering Kaminia, a nice small inner basin, tucked away at the foot of Valtesiniko. A good path, that was once paved, ascends to the mountain village of Valtesiniko (the village of woodcarvers).
Distance: 6,6 km – 4,1 miles / Time: 2,30 hours / Ascent: 167 m – 547 ft / Descent: -301 m – 987ft / Min. Height: 1,019 m. – 3,343 ft / Max. Height: 1,307 m – 4,288 ft
Total daily distance: 15.5 km / 9.6 miles