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Lofty perch

We drove the mountainous roads which take you over the saddle col, below the even higher summit of... read more

Reviewed November 22, 2018
jollyrobert
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Cardiff, Wales
National Park closed due to fire Risk

We tried to visit the peak of Mount Aenos today (3/9/18) & the road to the top is closed due to... read more

Reviewed September 3, 2018
Bristolians40
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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Reviewed November 22, 2018

We drove the mountainous roads which take you over the saddle col, below the even higher summit of Ainos, the mountain that dominates the island of Kefalonia. The slopes are clothed with black pine, and hundreds of goats nibble a living on its sparse grasses....More

Date of experience: September 2018
3  Thank jollyrobert
Reviewed September 3, 2018 via mobile

We tried to visit the peak of Mount Aenos today (3/9/18) & the road to the top is closed due to fire risk. The views to this point are still fantastic and are a easy drive (well as easy as it gets driving a tiny...More

Date of experience: September 2018
6  Thank Bristolians40
Reviewed August 28, 2018 via mobile

The drive up was fun for the family as we twisted higher and higher but when we arrived we were immediately welcomed by several wasps. The younger members of our family were not impressed. Wasps are present most of the time up here. We abandoned...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank jamesddmm
Reviewed August 18, 2018 via mobile

So the park has re-opened and we had fresh temperatures of 19 degrees at the top and fantastic views. If you approach from the North side on the main Argostoli to Sami mountain road Ainos is clearly signposted as a right turn. The road is...More

Date of experience: August 2018
2  Thank Elayneedge
Reviewed August 15, 2018

The views are best in the early morning as the smog comes in from Patras during the day. But oh what beautiful views. Zakynthos is literally at your feet and you can see onto the mainland . The foot trails are in great shape and...More

Date of experience: September 2017
2  Thank DenisAnna1990
Reviewed August 13, 2018 via mobile

Park still closed due to fire risk. Was advised to try again on or after the 15-08-18 around midday. Very disappointing to only be told this 5K from the summit :-(

Date of experience: August 2018
3  Thank RCZMK
Reviewed August 10, 2018

We drove to the entrance to the park, only to find a STOP sign and a closed road. The handwritten note said the park was shut til Monday 13th. We enjoyed the drive up from Sami anyway, as the views were lovely and will probably...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank janthefan
Reviewed August 3, 2018 via mobile

The mountain and National Park is closed again due to acute fire hazard. Really upset we can’t go up, but understandable! A fire on this Island would be devastating! Another time!

Date of experience: August 2018
2  Thank NewEur0pean
Reviewed July 30, 2018 via mobile

The scenery here is amazing. Not only at the top but also when driving to the national park. The road gets better when you enter the park, amazing views and open spaces with rocks change into green trees. Park the car near the radio towers...More

Date of experience: July 2018
3  Thank Ward51
Reviewed July 25, 2018 via mobile

Climbing so high makes it much cooler than the rest of the island to the point where the environment is completely different. Lush alpine mossy woods, wildflowers and hundreds of butterflies greeted us as we drove up to the top. Great views of the island,...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank esoteric_imaging
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peteperfect
October 12, 2018|
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Response from Grayde B | Reviewed this property |
The road up to the top radio mast is well metalled and good for even small hire cars. Park by there or lower down by the park entrance (which is pretty high up) and walk the rest. Do not even think about the gravel bits.
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MynyddoeddEryri
August 12, 2018|
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Response from ann s | Reviewed this property |
Hi! If you park next to the pylons, the walk to the start of the summit is about 15 mins (add twenty for photo taking though as it's just so beautiful), then once you make the climb up the forest steps, it's around another... More
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Response from Ward51 | Reviewed this property |
I think it's only main car routes that go up to the mountain. On the mountain itself you have a large walking trail.
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