Since 2007 the Friends of the Kalderimi of South Pelion has aimed to promote, enhance and preserve the natural beauty of South Pelion and make it accessible for both residents and visitors through the work of volunteers in clearing and signing the paths.
In this area we have a wonderful network of stone donkey paths dating back hundreds of years, known as kalderimi. They are easily seen within the villages of Pelion. They also link villages and settlements throughout the area. With the development of mechanised transport and asphalt roads, many of the old paths have seemingly disappeared and some have been converted into rural roads to allow access by agricultural vehicles. However, many still exist, blocked by vegetation or abandoned through disrepair.
The activities of the Friends of the Kalderimi include weekly walks, work parties to open closed paths and social events which are announced on Facebook, by email to members and on this site. Our funds come from membership fees (10 euros per person) and donations, and we depend on these to carry out the work we do.
FOR MORE INFORMATION VISIT: friendsofthekalderimi.org