After another two hours and a painful and ruthless climb, we are coming out of the forest. There is no path anymore but there is no orientation problem either. In front of us, there is the last steep uphill that will bring us to the summit. At last, we have arrived and it was worth every step. The view is astonishing. In front of us are, the “Papa” stream and the high peaks of the mountain of gods, Profitis Elias, Touba, Stefani, Christakis. On the other side, we are gazing at Pieria Mountains, Vrodou, the beaches of Katerini, Thermaikos Gulf and Halkidiki.
We continue our climb, trekking between the big , tall Cedars, and in about an hour, our path brings us into a neck in the woods. Shortly, the inclination is getting normal and we are heading south for another 10 minutes until we meet Arapi’s stream in front of us, while higher , in the horizon, we can see the majestic peak of Skourta.