The “Pirona” Hiking Trail

General information

The Pirona trail is the latest addition to Kryoneri’s famous footpaths. It commences near the village church, through the back road, down the stone stairs leading to the lower fountain, where old ruins of a once public washing place can be found.

This trail comprises of various sceneries, from plain fields to heavy populated forests and the path runs mostly along the river, where one can enjoy the pleasant shade. The Trail leads along the Lechova River, which has its fountain at the monastery. Close to the Junction is an old archbridge that leads to the other side of the river, where also the hiking trail continues.

Komoot route

  • Distance: 3.5 km
  • Duration: 1 hour and 20 minutes
  • Difficulty: medium
  • Hiking Gear: walking boots, a water bottle, a hat, sturdy waterproof hiking shoes, trekking poles (if you need extra support)
  • Attractions: Pirona fountain, ancient bridge

Natural landscape

Naturally, the riverside is made up of tall trees and bushes. Leaves and branches are bound to crunch under your feet. The ground is quite uneven and unpredictable at times and as you will have to cross the river at some point or another, solid hiking boots and potentially trekking poles, are recommended.

A variety of animals can be found throughout this footpath, including crabs, frogs, lizards and all types of colourful butterflies. If you’re lucky, you might also witness dragonflies dancing around the river.