Seven nights from £1,035 per person
Departing 19 May & 22 September 2012
You'll love this tour if you like:
- The great outdoors
- Tradition and culture
Our base for these walks is the tiny village resort of Petra, situated on the island's north coast. Our routes will take us along mule tracks and stone paths, through ancient olive groves and pine forests. We will enjoy some spectacular coastal scenery and beautiful views following trails to historic monasteries, pretty churches and traditional villages.
Our walks in Lesvos can be described as more easy than medium with walks averaging around 4 hours each day. Distance covered will be between 6 to 12kms a day with most days averaging between 6 and 9kms.
DAY TO DAY ITINERARY
Day 2: Exploring the local countryside. Circular walk from Petra via Lafionas and Agios Alexandros.
Day 3: Transfer to Kalloni from where we follow a gentle route to three monasteries. Our walk finishes at the sea in Skala where we will have time for lunch and a swim.
Day 4: Transfer by bus to the traditional mountain village of Agiassos, which we will have time to explore before beginning our walk. Following paved paths and rural roads we pass through forests and enjoy spectacular views of the bay of Gera and the coastline of Turkey.
Day 5: Free day
Day 6: Transfer to Agia Paraskevi from where we follow rural paths to Prini. From Prini we continue through olive groves to the archaeological site of Klopedi with its ancient Aeolian temple ruins. From Klopedi we descend to the Papa Lakos region and the Tsiknia River following a dirt road to the stone bridge of Kremasti, an architectural monument built in the middle ages.
Day 7: Anemotia to Parakila. This region has an abundance of water so we see plenty of plane trees, oleanders, and willows during our walk as well as the only black pine forest on the island – a rare sight in the Aegean islands.
Day 8: Transfer back to Mytilene for return flight.
NB: The itinerary may vary according to local conditions and guide's discretion
- Return charter flights from London Gatwick to Lesvos, including all payable taxes
- 7 nights' accommodation in standard room on bed and breakfast basis at 3-star Panorama Hotel, Petra, based on occupancy of a twin/double room
- Welcome dinner and 5 lunches (either picnic or taverna lunches)
- Entrance fees
- Transfers and excursions as detailed
- Tour manager and guide throughout
- Single room supplement
- Holiday insurance
- Regional flight supplement (available on request)
- Meals other than those stated
- Iteams of a personal nature such as drinks, laundry, telephone calls
- Porterage and gratuities