Landmark Walk around Pentadactylos Peak
This is a five km (short) easy circular walk at an elevation of about 700 m around this special peak that has given its name to the whole mountain range. 'Pentadactylos' (peak) which means 'five fingered' got its name from a local legend related to the Byzantine era hero 'Digenis Akritas'. According to the legend Digenis used his hand on the peak in his effort to jump over the mountain, leaving an imprint. The walk provides good vistas of the peak, as well as towards the mountain range to the east and west. It can be extended on a linear route towards the east (or west).
The vegetation is dominated by pine and cypress trees (wild olives, strawberry trees and many mastic bushes can also be seen on the walk). There are spots (mostly on the south face of the mountain) with relatively easy access to the top for those who want to mix the walk with a bit of climbing and 'conquer' the peak.
We recommend combining this walk with other relatively short walks (six - eight km long each - eg near Antiphonitis church or St. Magar Armenian monastery). A visit to the imposing Voufavento castle is a highly recommended part of this walking expedition