Some researchers have found analogies with Mount Athos in their Isistic tradition. The oldest of these rock vestiges seems to be the Fundul Peverna (Nucu, Bozioru commune), where there are representations of spearheads and short swords (akinakes, specific to the Scythians) placed in the Bronze Age and the first Iron Age - Hallstatt, together with signs and inscriptions in Cyrillic letters characteristic of the Middle Ages. Other dating elements are the Latin crosses, which appear at the Cave of Dionysius the Torchbearer, the Stone of the Cave and Alunis, as well as the Palaeo-Christian fish symbol at Joseph's Cave, which place the beginning of their operation in the 3rd-6th century AD.
From the above-mentioned vestiges, as well as from other hermitages and rocky places of worship (Agatonul Vechi, Agatonul Nou, Bucătăria, Fundătura), it is possible to deduce a medieval settlement in the 13th - 17th century on the basis of the inscriptions in Cyrillic letters, but also on the basis of documentary mentions referring to their activity.
Safety informationBe careful about managing the time actually set aside for hiking! Please note that there are no drinking water sources on the trail.
Tips and hintsThe recommended period for this route is April to October. Avoid hot days! We also recommend a visit to the Amber Museum in Colți.
Getting thereAluniș can be reached by coming on the DN 10 (Buzău - Brasov) until Pătârlagele. From here, crossing the railway and the Buzău river, follow DC 69 to Colți and then DC 71 to Aluniș.
ParkingIt is safe to park in front of the rock church in Aluniș.
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EquipmentSpecific mountain hiking equipment (appropriate footwear, raincoats, change of clothes, telescopic poles). Water and snacks must not be missing!
Basic Equipment for Hiking
- Sturdy, comfortable and waterproof hiking boots or approach shoes
- Layered, moisture wicking clothing
- Hiking socks
- Rucksack (with rain cover)
- Protection against sun, rain and wind (hat, sunscreen, water- and windproof jacket and suitable legwear)
- Hiking poles
- Ample supply of drinking water and snacks
- First aid kit
- Kit para bolhas
- Bivy / survival bag
- Survival blanket
- Pocket knife
- Cell phone
- Navigation equipment / map and compass
- Emergency contact details
- The 'basic' and 'technical' equipment lists are generated based on the selected activity. They are not exhaustive and only serve as suggestions for what you should consider packing.
- For your safety, you should carefully read all instructions on how to properly use and maintain your equipment.
- Please ensure that the equipment you bring complies with local laws and does not include restricted items.