Vounaria – Homatero – Ag. Theo Monastery

A new walk this week, starting off with a stroll through the back streets of Vounaria, before taking a lovely old track via the tiny church of Ag. Nikolaos, which is hidden away in an olive grove…

It was a hot day, but we were saved by a very welcome breeze…

It’s always a delight to explore new tracks and see familiar places (like Falanthi, above) from different viewpoints…

Although it’s been hot, the countryside was still pretty green – especially the vibrant, new vines….

and the flowers (both wild and cultivated) were fabulous…

We negotiated some rather overgrown tracks!…….

as well as some rather good ones….

I never tire of visiting the Monastery, and love this first glimpse of it, hidden in the valley…

It was lovely and cool inside…

and under the giant oak tree, where we ate our lunch…

the artist-priest had done a little more creative work to the photocopy of my drawing – adding in in a priest in the foreground and some more trees….

Due to the heat, we sensibly took lots of breaks today – including one at the kafeneon in Homatero, and walked the 11.6k in 3 hours (3.9kph) plus a total stopping time of 2 hours 18 minutes. A lovely walk.

Many thanks to Gregoris for the use of some of his gorgeous photos.

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