Agion Panton Omalos

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Eldis

Agion Panton Omalos

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Hi,
Does anyone know anything about Agion Panton? The little chapel in the north east above the Omalos plateau. When was the amphitheater built? It seems to have been activity in the area long ago. There are ruins in the mountains not far from Agion Panton and also remnants of a road. I like walking here because it is a beautiful place but I can't stop wondering.

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Hi Eldis,

where exactely is Agion Panton church located? Is it maybe approximately where the old path from Lakkoi to Omalos joins the road close to the concrete cistern? A few hundred meters to the west, a small road leads north and ends after ca. 1 km. There are a few photographs in Googl Earth named "Ορμητήριο Σαρρηδαντώνη"...

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Simon

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exactly... well I'm not a computer genius so I can't include a map. The place cannot be seen on Google earth which I find strange. If you start from the cluster of hotels you find below the pass when you come on the road from Lakkoi, you walk towards xyloscala, then you will come to a fork in the road where you take the right one heading north and not to xyloscala. This road goes around the plateau and soon makes a sharp bend to the left. Here is a half broken down sign pointing to the sky "Agion Panton" . you go off the road onto the grass to your right and you will see one big tree. go to the tree. When you stand under the tree with your back to the road you go slightly leftish into the mountains where you will find a path after a while. The beginning of the path is invisible. Agion Panton is not very high up. A view from the place is probably the best way to describe where it is o anyone who is slightly familiar with Omalos. It can't be seen from below.
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The view from Agion Panton
The view from Agion Panton

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More pictures.
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The amphitheater
The amphitheater

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Inside the amphitheater.
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Inside the amphitheater
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The chapel, Agion Panton.
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Hi Eldis,

OK, then I referred to a wrong place in my first posting. I have now checked Google Earth and couldn't spot it (just as you). And I have never heard about it before...
I enclose a Google Earth image. Can you maybe try to mark the position of the church and amphitheatre in it?

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Simon
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And another one - I think I have know located it because it now fits better to your photograph. See below
AgionPanton 2.jpg

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Maybe I can go there with gps in the next days, if the weather will be better again...Iassu

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I think you can get there without a gps.
On the second map you see a red line through one of the small ravines. You go up the next ravine to the right (if you have your back to the road). As soon as you are half way up there you'll see the path. Unless there is still snow? Thought there wasn't much but still.... The path is lined with white stones. When you get up to a flat meadow the path turns right in under some dark trees. In there is zig-zags and you have to be a bit careful not to lose it. from after the dark trees it it easy to follow. You will pass a small house, I think now rather ruined by winter weather. that is where they hold the panegyri I have been told. Continue past that house out toward the plain and around the cliff and there you see Agion Panton in front of you.
I hope you find it!

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Thanks,
still new things to see :D
Iassu

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