A steep drive to the top of Mount Ainos

Ainos Oros is a high mountain peak at an elevation of 1.615m (5,298ft) above the sea level, located in the southeast of Cephalonia, one of the Ionian Islands of Greece.

Mount Ainos

Can you drive up Mount Ainos?

The road to the summit was recently paved. It’s called Mount Ainos Road. The road clings to the mountainside and is winding with some narrow and steep parts. When the snow falls - which it does in the winter – things get tough and slippery. Speed limit is 30 km/h. On clear days, the view at the summit includes the whole of Kefalonia, most of Ithaka and parts of Zakynthos, Meganissi and Levkas are visible, also Kyllini and the mainland coast.

Is steep the road to Mount Ainos?

Starting from the village of Agios Eleftherios, the ascent is 8.9 km long. Over this distance the elevation gain is 708 meters. The average gradient is 7.95%.

Is dangerous the road to Mount Ainos?

The summit hosts a few communication facilities and a parking lot. On the eastern side, there’s a rough track suitable only for 4x4s. The route is dangerous. Not recommended to newbies. Along the way you’ll have to deal with some dangerous dropoffs. The track terrifies some people and may be impassable during the winter and early season. The track isn’t recommended.