Discover Mt Chelmos

Discover Mt Chelmos

Text and photos: T. Adamakopoulos

On the Avgo peak, facing the upper valley of Vouraikos river

Mt. Chelmos - the Aroania mountains of the ancient Greek world - stands between the gorges of Vouraikos and Krathis rivers and stretches from the Kalavryta valley to the Feneos basin. The place Mt. Chelmos occupies in the topography of northern Peloponnese is really important, as it connects the arc of arcadian mountains (Artemisio, Oligyrtos, Saito, Dourdouvana, outlining the northern limits of the modern Arcadia) to the Mt. Ziria and Mt. Erymanthos massifs.

Chelmos topoguide
Chelmos topoguide: the impressive east face of Neraidorachi from Xerokambos

Mt. Chelmos, although a relatively small massif, has a very varied and really rugged terrain. In the very center of the massif, among the highest peaks, the steep ravine of Styx is curved. The waterfall of Styx had a very particular place in Greek mythology, as is on its name that gods themselves promised inviolable oaths.