High hikes with swimming in the sea
20/5 – 26/5 2017
You arrive at the Mytillini airport on Lesvos and gets picked up in a minibus for transport and check-in at Hotel Mytilana Villige. We have a short walk-through in preparation for the week and the evening is free
We gather for breakfast at 8:00 am for a drive just over an hour to start at the top hiking up to Vigla 12.6 km. Severity, we see that 4/5 we approximate 6 hours on this hike which starts in Lepetymnos at 285 meters above sea level. The first stage of the trek from the top and down to about 700 m and has no clear path/trail and is uneven and difficult.Hiking boots are required. At 7 km, you are at the top, which is 968 meters above sea level.A lookout house is located ther to detect fires on the island. Lunch break and more photostop.
At 10 km is the village of Argenos, wisch is 490 meters above sea level.Then follow the road, asphalt to get back to where your Lepetymnos takes the bus back to the hotel.
Lunch and water included
After a good nights rest we have an early breakfast and meet at 8 a.m. outside the hotel for departure to Plomari, a journey of just over 45 min – 1 hour.
This hike is just over 11.3 km so we approximate 6 hours.The trail we assess as medium-severe, 4/5.The surface is paths that at times can be very rocky and unevenly paved, as well as shorter stages on gravel road.We recommend hiking boots for good support in the rocky areas.
We make this hike more as a nature walk,where you also get to experience the culture/history when we walk through three more less abandoned villages.We do lunch stop and photostop as needed.We finish the hike where we started and if required we stop at a nice beach road for a dip in the sea,so bathing suits can be good to include.
Lunch and water included NOTE please bring swimwear.
This day is FREE but we offer free of charge for those who wish information calls and stories of the homeless dogs on the island and adoption opportunities. Various voluntary works, refugee crisis on Lesvos and the situation has been and is. Possibility of visiting a olive press museum and a visit to the Ouzo museeum in Plomari is also available, and we can recommend a visit to the Thermal Spa located right next to the hotel.
We gather again after breakfast as early at 8 am outside the hotel. Walking boots on and a bus tour on 2 mil.The trek is over 8.5 km, 6 hours.The highest elevation is 968 above sea level at the top of Mt. Olympus.The trail we assess as medium-severe, 4/5.The subface is paths that at times can be very rocky and we also adhere to the old kalderimi pathways are ancient paved trails, to shorter stages on gravel road. The hike takes us through fine chestnut forest that is slightly higher elevation. Switching to Evergreen low growing oak trees. We eat our packed lunch and rests a little before we head back down again.The bus waits and takes us back to the hotel, the evening free.
Lunch and water are included.
We eat breakfast and meet 9:30 a.m. outside the hotel for a short trip to the Mytillini Centre. We start our walk at the statue of liberty in the harbor and this walk is 3 km so we approximate 2 hours. About half of the time is devoted to the Castle of Mytilene (which is one of the Mediterranean's largest) and the other half to the city where you get to see some historical sites from about 500 b.c.to the more modern southern port.The surface is the streets of asphalt and cobblestone, so regular sneakers works very well.
Time will be provided for lunch on your own and look a bit in the shops before we gather at 2.30 pm to travel a few kilometres to Olive woodhouse (on Tripadvisor) We will see great craftsmanship produced while having the possibility to buy a nice gift with home. When we are ready we head back to the hotel at 7 pm we are back in place outside your hotel to take you to the restaurant TIGANAKIA in Mytillini.We would like to invite you to a farewell dinner, and for those who wish to see since the opportunity for transportation back to the hotel.
Transfer to the airport after check-out for the flight home, we expect different departures.
This is included in the trip price:
- Hotel incl. breakfast in a double room (single room supplement).
- Packed lunches on walks
- All transportation to and from activities and tours
- All hikes
- Transfers to and from the airport
- Farewell dinner, excluding beverages
This does not include:
- Flight t. or to Mytillini at Lesvos
- Other Dinners
- EV extra entre on voluntary activities
- Lunches on Saturdays and city tour
- Beverage at the farewell dinner.