Routes change over time: the goats erode a new path, or a landslide covers up the old. This page will give any known changes.
Torrential rain led to spectacular floods and massive stream bed erosion in early autumn 2013. This will have affected routes.
Walk 1: Mikro to Megalo Papingo the Scenic Route.
Page 25 of 1st edition. The text reads 'Ignore this, keep left and go steeply downwards on 'giant steps'. A clearer description [as another path has emerged here!] would read 'Ignore this, go straight on, steeply downwards on 'giant steps'. This follows the 03 route.
Walk 3 Monopati. This walk is now clearly marked at both ends as it dives off down from the tarmac road to the pretty bridge below. The signs give the name of the village you are heading towards, rather than the old, hand-made sign of 'MONOPATI', which just means footpath!
Walk 6. Kokkino Lithari and the Corner
In particular page 44 [of first edition] first paragraph - the dried-up river bed - it should be dry again; however the path has been obliterated here and you will need to find a way across and up to the old path - which can still be seen perched three metres above the stream bed. Also - page 44 - the distinctive scree cone - had a dry-stone wall built beside the path in 2013. This has subsequently been partially covered by storm material. In 2013 useful metal marker posts were set up along this route. Let's see how long they last... Generally the poles are on the right, with arrows pointing in the direction of travel. Not all of them point in the right direction though!
Walks 7,8,9 and 10. There are now covered seating areas at the refuge and the wells leading up to it. Luxury!
Walk 11. I am MORTIFIED to find that I have put the wrong date for the celebrations at Agia Kiriaki. It is July 7th, not the 8th. I hope no-one has gone up hopefully on the 8th...
The 1:50 000 map recommended in the book is now available from:
ΑΝΑΒΑΣΗ Βουλής 32, 10557 Αθήνα firstname.lastname@example.org
It can also be bought in shops in Papingo
We've just walked the Vikos Gorge [haven't done it for over twenty years!] - covered in many guide books but not Exploring Papingo! - here are some photos to whet your appetite: