Argostoli – Ancient “Krani” – Cyclopean Walls

Explore hidden, ancient ruins

Distance: 9 km
Duration: 3 Hours (Depending of the level)
240 m. positive altitude
Difficulty: Easy
Minimum participation: 4 people


We start our hike at De Bosset bridge*.  We walk along the banks of Koutavos lagoon towards the bottom of the hill where ancient Krani is located.  We follow a well-formed, uphill path through alternating landscape.  Just before we reach the walls of the ancient city we have the chance to admire spectacular views of Argostoli.  We reach the west side of the imposing Cyclopean walls built in the Mycenaean era with huge stones placed with mastery, preserved for over 2600 years.  We walk among the ruins of the Doric temple of Demeter and we then follow a dirt road through olive groves.  At the aqueduct we enter a shady, wooded path that leads us to the back of the ancient city.  While climbing among the ruins , we have the chance to see buildings of different periods well hidden in the forest.  Our hike ends at the lagoon of Koutavos.

*Alternatively, we can start our hike at the stadium of the town.



  • Mountain escort with knowledge of English-French-German and Italian
  • snack, juice
  • Liability insurance

We advise you to bring:

  • Sun glasses
  • A small backpack
  • Dry food
  • Sunscreen water
  • Windbreaker and clothing depending on the season
  • Anti-slip branded shoes, comfortable for hiking

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