There are five different routes you can walk or bike to explore the past of peace. Bicycle Route: Panorama (73 km) The Lake (11.6 km) The Forest (10.5 km) The Black Stone (5.7 km) The View (10 km) To find the detailed routes and maps visit the Paths of Peace website: Paths of Peace

Paths of Peace

The hiking and cycling route “Footpaths of Peace” is found in an area with constantly changing scenery and a rich, troubled history. The area is defined by the settlements of Agrapidia, Aetos, Asprogeia, Limnochori, Lechovo, Nymfaio, Sklithro. The routes have been planned in such a way so as to pass by the most points of interest, settlements, chapels, farmland, forests, lakes, plains, rivers, viewpoints etc.

Equipment rental

Cycling and hiking equipment is available for rent at the office of the Lechovo Association “Profitis Ilias”.


Distinct changes in the scenery are characterstic of the area’s nature. Dense forests and barren ridges at higer altitudes, farmland, lakes and wetland habitats at lower altitudes. The area’s scenery is comprised of conifers, broadleaf, shrubs and low-vegetation areas combined with farmland and important reed clusters around the lakes. Important forest ecosystems, comprised of beech and oak, clusters of alder, as well as mixed forests of oak, elm and fence, are found in the mountainous areas. Fed by the small …

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The Villages and their traditions

The varied origins of the inhabitants makes up the rich culture of this region. Its population is made up of Arvanites, Vlachs, people from Asia Minor, from the Pontus region, from eastern Thrace and obviously from the region itself and they all contribute to this cultural richness that distinguishes these parts. By celebrating the patron saints of the villages, they have established many cultural events. Moreover, they have created similar festivals in order to exhibit the regional products. The cultural …

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Historically, the region belonged to the kingdom of Orestis, in Upper Macedonia. In 197 BCE it was conquered by the Romans, who allowed the cities of the kingdom to re-establish the hellenistic system of the Orestans. In the first years of the Byzantine empire, the region was part of the eparchy of Macedonia, while it was subsequently incorporated to the eparchy of Thessaly. It was subsequently conquered by the Bulgarians, the Normans and, during the Frankokratia, it belonged to the …

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