Mountain hiking in Lesvos
1/4 - 7/4 2017
You arrive at Mytillini airport ,Lesvos and get picked up in a minibus for transport and check-in at the Mytillana Village Hotel. We have a short walk-through in preparation for the week and evenings are free.
After breakfast you will be picked up outside the hotel at 9 am. We head towards Pappados village, about 30 min drive from the hotel where we will start our hike. It is a distance of 9.4 km, approximatley 4-5 hours. The trail we assess as medium 3/5. The surface is gravel roads and trails that are easy to walk on, but the last km up to the top is steep and very stony. We recommend hiking boots.It is a rocky kilometer up to the top. Lunch break and photo stop as desired.
The Trek from Pappados village through rural surroundings and through fine olive groves up to mt Paliokastro. We get wounderful view over the villages in the area and also Gera and over to the Turkish mainland. We walk around the mountain to the bus waiting for tired feet. We go back to the hotel for a free evening and rest for tomorrow.
Lunch and water included.
We gather again after your morning coffee and breakfast at 9 am. You will be picked up outside the hotel. Departure to Plomari, the second largest city of Lesvos after Mytillini.The famous Barbayiannis Ouzo comes from there. It is a 45 minutes driver from the hotel and we start our tour at Angatherimountain.This is a 11.3 km hike so approximatley 5-6 hours.The trail we assess as medium-severe 4/5.The surface at times can be very rocky and also shorter stages on gravel road.We recommend hiking boots for the Rocky parts and even walking stick can be helpful.This hike is more like a nature walk where you also get to experience the culture/history as you walk through three more or less completely abandoned villages. We will make more stops for photos, lunch and rest when needed. Back again at the start we head back to the hotel for a free evening and recovery.
Lunch and water are included.
After breakfast we check out of the hotel ,and leave by bus 09:30. We head towards Mytillini and submit your luggage at our next hotel. Theofilos Paradise Boutique Hotel.This day is FREE but we offer free of charge for those who wish information and stories of the homeless dogs on the island and adoption opportunities.Various voluntary work on the refugee crisis on Lesvos and the situation.Possibility of visiting an olive press museum and a visit to the Ouzo museum in Plomari is available.
We meet at 8:30 after breakfast in the hotel on a site we will show the day before, and be picked up for a short car ride away from Mytillini. We will now start our hike to Mt Amaile. This hike is 12.4 km, so we approximate 5-6 hours. The trail we assess as medium, 4/5. The surface is forest paths that at times can be very rocky, but also shorter stages on gravel roads. A few isolated hills are steep up as well as down. We recommend hiking boots for good support in the rocky areas. The area is the 5th highest mountain area and the pine forest is amongst the finest and most important on the island. We will make more photostops and even lunch stop for directions. Back at the start again waiting for a ride back to the Mytillini and the hotel for a free night.
Lunch and water included
We gather outside the hotel at 9:30 am and our tour starts from there. We start our walk at the statue of liberty in the harbor. 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 of the streets is asphalt and cobblestone, so regular sneakers work well.
Time will be provided for lunch on your own and time to look at the shops before we gather at 2.30 pm to travel a few kilometres to Olive woodhouse. (available on Tripadvisor) We will get to see the amazing craftsmanship produced while having the possibility to buy a nice gift for home. When we are ready we head back to the hotel. At 7 pm we are at the Greek restaurant TIGANAKIA near the hotel, to invite you for a farewell dinner.
Transfer to the airport after check-out for the flight home, we expect different departures.
This is included in the tour price:
- Hotel incl. breakfast in a double room (single room supplement).
Packed lunches on walks
All transportation to and from activities and tours
Transfers to and from the airport
Farewell dinner, excluding beverages
This does not include:
Flight to and from Mytillini Lesvos
extra entre on voluntary activities
Lunches on Saturdays and city tour
Beverage at the farewell dinner.
The PRICE for the trip, excluding flight : 700 euro