Trails criss-cross Iti National Park. A good day hike begins clearly at Ipati; the four-hour (8km) trek reaches an often-locked refuge (Trapeza at 1850m) near the Pyrgos summit (2151m). Other day hikes reach the villages of Kastania and Kapnohori. For shorter strolls from Ipati, take the 2.4km Farmakides Path to the Kremastos Waterfall, or the 4.4km trail to Arsali monastery.

Check out Anavasi Map No 2.3, Central Greece: Giona, Iti, Vardhousia; or Map of Mt OIti – Routes & Paths, available in Lamia and Loutra Ipatis, published by the Mt Iti National Park administration, or Road Editions Map No 43, Iti.

Keen hikers can check out www.oiti.gr/?q=en/content/hiking-routes-footpaths. Further information can be obtained through the Lamia Mountaineering Club in Lamia.