In 2017 a Friendship Trail will be opened between the Bruce Trail Conservancy and Kythera Hiking (Greece).

Join us at the Opening Ceremony in the Toronto Club section on May 13, 2017. Details >>

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About Kythera and Kythera Hiking

Kythera, the island of goddess Aphrodite, is the secret jewel of Greek seas, a source of inspiration for movies, paintings and songs and a symbol of the ideal place for great intellectuals and artists.

A rough diamond spared from mass tourism, Kythera's rugged terrain boasts immense ecological diversity, pristine beaches with crystal clear waters and stunning cultural landscapes dotted by 60 authentic villages, majestic ruins, chapels and historical monuments. The island is a hotspot of plant diversity with protected areas and it has been identified as one of the last refuges of the Mediterranean monk seal (Monachus monachus), the loggerhead sea turtle (Caretta caretta) and other endangered species.

There is no better way to explore Kythera than by walking. Kythera Hiking is the official programme for the development of the island's trail network which started in 2010 and it is run by the Kytherian Foundation for Culture & Development. The gradually expanding network currently offers 12 organized and signposted hiking routes which will guide you through age-old paths, scenic spots, waterfalls, ravines, medieval villages, secluded shores and generally some of the best locations on the island.

You can find more information at http://kytherahiking.com/

 

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