Environmental Footpath of Kryoneri

The footpath is located where the ancient Kryoneri used to be and it leads along the river „Elisson“.

In the years 1850, the traditional flagstones footpath and the fountains were built. At that time about 10 families lived in houses along the footpath. They used this path to go to the fountain by foot or with donkeys.
Around 1960, the pipe water system was installed in Kryoneri, and people started abandoning this part of the village.

 

About 40 years later, in July 1999, European and local volunteers started to re-opening and rebuild the foopaths.


Finally in 2006, after a proposal of the NGO FILOXENIA, the European Leader+ programs subsidised the final restauration of the stone footpath of Kryoneri.

The second part of the footpath has its own beautiful ecosystem along the river Elisson and is home to many different animals and plants.