In a few words...

This route takes you to Pan's Cave, iAncient Greece it was the site of a sanctuary to Pan and the Nymphs. It is also known as Lychnospilia for the large number of oil lamps found in the cave. To reach the cave you'll have to cross a stream, walk on paths secured with fixed rope and return through Giannoula's stream. 

Route Description

At the starting point, at the position Klisti Strophi, there is a kiosk with a map depicting this route. The path to Pan's Cave is marked by a blue square in a white box. The beginning of the path goes uphill in a pine forest which in the place "Strati" joins a section of an ancient road with the characteristic stonework with megalithic sections. From here you have an excellent view to the ancient fortress of Fili. The route goes through a dense pine forest (the highest altitude point) in the place of Kiafa Marista and descends through a forest with conifers and then oaks, and quercus ilex, the evergreeen holly oak.

Going down to the stream of Goura, the terrain becomes rocky and you need to be careful. Approaching the Goura stream, the trail becomes exposed and a protective steel cable has been installed for your safety. At the point where it intersects with the stream of Goura, the hiker needs to walk for a few meters in the bed of the stream, (in water sometimes) until he meets the uphill point just below the Cave of Pan. Depending on the season, the Goura stream may have water, especially during the winter months or after heavy rain. To reach the entrance of the cave a steel cable has been placed because the access is steep. To enter the Cave, you will need a flashlight while anyone who wants to explore the interior of the cave is recommended to use a helmet. In the winter months, the entrance to the cave becomes slippery due to mud and needs attention. Pan's Cave, also called "Lychnospilia" due to the many ancient lamps that were discovered in excavations dates to the 4th century BC. and was a place of worship of god Pan and the Nymphs.

Take the carved footprints on the rock using the fixed rope, the route continues on a rocky and rugged path above the cave and meets the easy hiking trail with the purple signs. Follow the signs to Tamilthi and Fili. Cross the Tamilthi Spring and continues until the signs to the Gianoulas stream. It descends to Giannoula's stream, crosses it and reaches the asphalt.