Enjoy Hikingin the foreground, slightly sporty, Difficulty level 2
Healthandcorresponding conditionis a prerequisite!!
Minimum numberof participants: 4 persons.
We walk alongmule tracks, oldpilgrim paths , forgotten routes treks whilst dicoveringflora, faunaand history.Sometimes climb over little rocks,the occasionalboulders, pass through a small river or over a fence.On our way we meet donkeys, sheepor goats , find turtles, salamanders, newts and lizards.Falcons andbuzzards, evenan eagle can be companionsin the air.Lunch break we take in rualtavernswith magnificentpanoramic viewor in the middle of nature, beach or mountain. . Enough drinking water is always a must! Keep in mind that we walk through untouchet nature most of the time! Therefore your backpackshould alsoalwayshave a goodtime snackDo never forget sun hat-andcream .Swimming gear is a good ideaand binocularsif desired. Do bring a wind proofrain capefor all occasionsandseasons.
If you walk the wholeprogram,attached below, one can say that ithasall thenorth / eastpart ofLesvosto the heartof the island. You should be a good hikerwith enoughstaminaandin perfect physical condition. The Islandin altitude is often underestimated. Think of the fact that we geologocal find ourselfs in Asia minor. The climate is accordingly and the sunmuch more intense(!!!) – as in CentralEurope. You find atTours2 + 4aproposalof a pureenjoymentvariant anda more sophisticatedvariant.Youhave the option toarrangethe itinerary to your personal level eachdaywith me.
The departure time of our hikesdepends on the currentday temperature. Please contact me for the 1-2 days bevore the hike of your desire for the exact starting time. Weekdays tohikes may vary, depending on the demand .
Price: Per walk from Molyvos 25 – 35 Euro, according duration and transfer which is always included. Excluded are: boat trips, donkey rides and additional-recue- taxi fares. If you plan to join us as a group please enquire regarding special conditions Partcipation at your own risk.
Thursdays, Tour 1: Skala Sikaminia, Coast and Panorama tour via hot springs. Meetingpoint: Taverna Allonia/Moliwos approx.: 18 km, difference in altitude 300 m, dirt track and cobblestone path. Introducing Lesvos, geological and historical setting, getting acclimatised.
We walk along the coastline with stunning views toward Asia Minor until the picturesque fishing village of Skala Sikaminia. Discover the rual hot springs of Eftalou and enjoy an at first easy walk on the coastline. Bevor we reach skala Sikaminea we ascend to the forgotten path of “Raches”, one of the typical routes conneting villages bevore modern times. Nature and silience , olive groves and the blue of the Aegeon will set your mind free. Arriving in Skala Sikamenia be surprised by the chapell of the holy mary with the fishtail and enjoy the idylic setting of the harbour. Good possibility to try some fresh fish in one of the taverns.
If the sea allows it we return by boat. Additional cost of the boat ride to Moliwos harbour 15Euro. Otherwise we return by taxi or Minibus.
Fridays, Tour 2: Valley of the old watermills, nature pur, vulcanic rocks, lush green. Meetinpoint Taverna Allonia/Moliwos
1. Variant of the hike: 13km, return by Taxi or Minibus. Partly through brushwood and undergrowth, mostly on the old millers path. 400m differnce in altitude. 2.Variant of the hike: 21km, after a relaxing lunch with specialities of Asia Minors kitchen we return by foot on an easy route to Moliwos.+- 400m difference in altitude.
Setting of from Moliwos through pine forest and skirting volcanic rocks we pass a water reservoir and slowly ascend to approx.: 500m. Bizarr vulcanic landscape alters with lush green on our way.While ascending there is enough time to enjoy the views over the sea, with good weather conditions until the mainland. After visiting the ruins of a by gone era we will reach the little mountain village of Petri. Here we have a most delightfull Lunch with tastes from Asia Mionor offerd by Gerorgia and Maria in their small tavern with stunning view. After relaxaing you got the choice of returning by taxi/minibus or an easy downhill on foot towards Moliwos, plus 8km.
Saturdays, Tour 3: The three monasteries, History, culture and nature. Pick up from you accomodation / Allonia Tavern/Busstation Moliwos/Hotel Delfinia approx.: 13 km reasonably easy. historical cobblerstone path.
An historic, cultural and nature walk visiting three Monasteries (no shorts please) on an old pilgimms path. Listen to myth and mthology on our way with surprising change of landscape. Be guided through an unknown chapter of Greek history.
Mondays – Tour 4 : Romantic Panorama tour around the Skotinos Mountain. Pick up from Eftalou accomodations/Allonia Tavern/Busstation Moliwos/Delfinia Hote/Meetingpoint Petra square
1. Variant: 15km, difference in altitude +400m,-400m, enjoyment level
2. Variantl: 23km, 700, only tuff hikers!
We pass through the narrow streets of the seaside village of Perta before we ascend through fields and olive groves as we go up to the charming village of Lafiona. We continue through wild, romantic countryside passing the idyllically located ruins of St. Alexandros. A half – shaded walk around Skotinos Mountain with superb sea views over the west – and east coasts as well as the centre of Lesvos. The walk ends in Petra. Take the opportunity to visit the rock church andtry the specialities of the womans cooperative.
approx.: 15km, difference in altitude +400m,-400m, reasonably easy level
Tuesdays, Tour 5:To the summit of Lepetimnos mountain. Pick up from: Eftalou accomodations/ Allonia Tavern/Moliwos Busstation/ Delfina Hotel/Petra square
Approx.13 km, +- 500 m. change of elevation,steady increase, easy climbing.
To the summit of Lepetimnos mountain, like chamois to the roof of the island. Ever changing mountain scenery and through silent wondrous fairytale areas with fantastic views over the whole island all the way to the peak. After a short drive up to themountain villageYpsolometopo, onthe south side ofLepetimnosgebirges. We are strting at the spring of the village were we fillourwater bottles with delishes fresh waterfor the day. After passing through the little village, like a timetravel, we take a goat paththroughthe ever-changingmountain scenery and through silent wondrous fairytale areas with fantastic views over the whole island all the way to the peak. At the summit we find thechapelof the Prophet“Ilias” locatet on a wild rock on the ‘roof top” of the island for a great Backpackbreak .Ona clear day enjoy the fantastic sightto the neighboring islandof Chios, Mount Athoson the mainland andTroyon the coastof Asia Minor.Gentle descentondirt roadtoPelopi. From there you willbebrought back to your accomodation. It maybe chillyand windyat the summit. Please remember toappropriate clothing.
Wishing youenjoyableandexciting hikingdayson the magicisland ofLesvos!