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Menalon Trail Section 2: Dimitsana - Zigovisti

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Distance
2.47 mi
Elevation gain
879 ft
Technical difficulty
Moderate
Elevation loss
269 ft
Max elevation
3,901 ft
TrailRank 
65
Min elevation
3,287 ft
Trail type
One Way
Moving time
one hour 8 minutes
Time
one hour 17 minutes
Coordinates
690
Uploaded
December 26, 2021
Recorded
December 2021
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near Dimitsána, Peloponnese (Greece)

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Itinerary description

The section Dimitsana-Zigovisti ascends from the Lousios valley to the outskirts of the fir forest.
The trail head starts in Dimitsana and passes next to important historical buildings like the Library.
Heading out from the settlement, take the footpath that ascends gently and arrives on the first plateau,
intersecting a dirt road and the church of St. Paraskevi.
This location offers splendid views of the median basin of Lousios river with the settlements of Dimitsana, Paliochori and Zatouna standing out in the wooded landscape.
The route to Zigovisti follows a succession of footpaths and dirt roads winding a plain of old fields, a landscape tamed yet without spatial references, the only clear landmark in this area is the small monastery of St. Apostoli,
a dependency of the important and historically significant Emyalon Monastery.
The paved path heading to Zigovisti meanders through a long array of big threshing floor.
Reach at last the Immortals Memorial, the guard of Theodore Kolokotronis, leader of the 1821 Independence War
and right after enter the centre of Zigovisti.
The memory of the battles, the sacrifices and the heroes of the Greek independence war of 1821 have imbued this small yet historically significant village with a great sense of patriotic pride.
The route is well waymarked with .
On every junction there are orientation signposts.

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PictographWaypoint Altitude 3,291 ft
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PictographWaypoint Altitude 3,537 ft
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PictographWaypoint Altitude 3,566 ft
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PictographWaypoint Altitude 3,848 ft
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PictographWaypoint Altitude 3,898 ft
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