Ancient region of Parrhasia occupied the area corresponding to the lands across the borders of Arcadia and Messinia administrative regions of Peloponnese. Ancient Parrhasia was considered by ancient resources as the cradle of ancient Arcadians.
The application Apollo Trails is a digital field guide for ancient Parrhasia region, which includes routes, text, and photos and provide active navigation to the hiker. The application includes 5 hiking routes, of a total length of 16 km.
The application offers detailed off-line maps and an extensive introduction on geography, the nature and the monuments of ancient Parrhasia. The app offers also a useful list of POIs with a comprehensive search engine.
In the field, the application identifies the nearest route and make active navigation to it and then along it, with continuous messages to the user, while pops-up photos on every interesting or important terrain feature close to his position. If the hiker position is more than 20 meters far from the trail, the application warns him and suggests how to go back.
The application was sponsored by Paths of Greece.
The cartographic company AnaDigit, creator of the application, has issued hundreds hiking maps for Greece (eg. maps of Mt. Olympus,Crete, Zagori, Sifnos, Naxos and other Aegean islands). To build the application and ensuring data accuracy, all paths of the area have been recorded during summer 2016.