Leaving the most amazing campsite in Greece (at Agia Roumeli) is, in fact, a hard thing to do.
First you walk for an hour on an unstable path over rocky beaches, then up a sandy hill looking out over the Libyan Sea.
Having gained some altitude, though, the path opens up and mostly evens out to a nice walk under a hot sun for several hours.
The goats will tell you when you’ve almost reached Cape Marmara, the hotel and chapel of which marks a return to settled areas for the next several days’ walk.
From here, the little village of Loutro isn’t far. Probably the most popular tourist town in all of Greece, it makes for a great spot to enjoy a warm meal or a cold beer if your trails have been rough.
Of course, if the tourists hordes (which I’m told show up en masse from May through July) are too much, you could always pop back up the hill above town for a cheeky campsite inside the local Ottoman Fortress.
Just don’t get too carried away with those campfires!