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T5 Karpathos Island Walking Week

Trekking  +  walking
Trekking + walking
Tour details
Destinations: Karpathos
Guide language: English
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Difficulty level: Moderate
Min – Max: 2 – 8 persons
Duration: 8 days – 7 nights
Price per person: € 970 (Prices are based on double occupancy. Single supplement € 140)

A Walking week in the unique island of Karpathos
This remote island in the south eastern corner of the Aegean, with its crystal blue seas and pine covered mountains, is the location where our 8 day walking adventure in the Mediterranean will unfold. Experience the unique blend of aromas and indulge yourself in flavors that seem to pour out of the island itself. Slow down and allow yourself to follow nature’s rhythm and explore a timeless lifestyle – something this authentic community has been doing since the Middle Ages.

ITINERARY

DAY 1
Airport- Pigadia
Your guide will meet you at the airport and transfer you to your hotel in Pigadia, the capital of Karpathos Island. After settling into your room, you will have the rest of the day free to stroll through the town and become acquainted with the town’s history by observing the traditional architecture of the island.
Meals: Dinner. Overnight stay in Pigadia

DAY 2
Menetes – Othos village
In the morning, we will be transferred to Menetes village and start our first trek to Othos village. We’ll have exceptional views of Pigadia during our north bound hike and meet the villages of Aperi and Vollada.
Upon arrival we will visit the cultural museum of Othos village.  After our coffee break we will head back to our hotel in Pigadia.
Hiking time: 5 hours    Trekking Difficulty level: Easy / Moderate      Altitude: 423 – 470 m
Meals: Breakfast, picnic lunch and dinner. Overnight stay in Pigadia

DAY 3
Kali Limni Mountain
Today we conquer the highest peak of Karpathos, Mount Kali Limni (1215 m / 3986 ft.). The view from the top is absolutely breathtaking and on a clear day we’ll even see the nearby islands of Kasos, Rhodes and Crete! After the hike we will return to Pyles village for lunch and a little relaxation.
Hiking  time: 6 – 7 hours        Trekking Difficulty level: Moderate     Altitude: 470 – 1215m
Meals: Breakfast, picnic lunch and dinner. Overnight stay in Pyles 

DAY 4
Kali Limni – Spoa
After breakfast, we will be transferred to Kali Limni Mountain and continue the hike to Spoa village. During our hike will come across three different types of ecosystems, a pine forest, a region filled with old terraces revealing the past, as well as natural springs with cool water which take your thirst away and give you the chance to relax. After lunch in Spoa village we will travel by bus to Agios Nikolaos beach where we can swim and enjoy some free time.
Hiking time: 4 – 5 hours    Trekking Difficulty level: Moderate   Altitude: 960m – 610m- 50m
Meals: Breakfast, picnic lunch and dinner. Overnight stay in Agios Nikolaos

DAY 5
Discover the Protected Area of North Karpathos.
Today’s hike to the island’s cultural and traditional capital, Olympos village, will begin from the village of Spoa.  During the hike we will enter the protected area of the island (Natura 2000) where our guide will inform you about the flora and fauna of the area. The rich flora includes more than 940 species of plants, 87 of which are endemic, rare or under threat of extinction.
Hiking time: 6 – 7 hours  Trekking Difficulty level: Moderate       Altitude: 610m- 270m
Meals: Breakfast, picnic lunch and dinner. Overnight stay  in Olympos village. 

DAY 6
Olympos – Diafani
In the morning, we will enjoy a guided tour through this historical village and its numerous windmills as our guide helps us to discover the secrets of this ancient community. We’ll come across craftsmen who still make traditional leather boots, that are used for either working in the fields or dancing, and others who make traditional musical instruments for feasts and festivals. A visit to the cultural museum of Olympos will do an excellent job of revealing the cultural heritage of the place and its people. After that we will start our hike to Diafani village in which we can relax next to the sea and have lunch in a local tavern.
Hiking time: 3 hours    Trekking Difficulty level: Easy        Altitude: 270m – 0m
Meals: Breakfast, picnic lunch and dinner. Overnight stay in Diafani village.

DAY 7
Avlona – Diafani
The last hike of the tour starts from Avlona village to the ancient city of Vroukoundas. Upon arrival at Vroukoundas we will visit the archaeological site of the ancient town as well as the church of Agios Ioannis which is located in an underground cave! After a refreshing swim we will return back to Avlona village for lunch. In the afternoon, we return to Diafani village and our hotel.
Hiking time: 4 – 5 hours Trekking Difficulty level: Easy    Altitude: 300m – 20m – 300m
MealsBreakfast, picnic lunch and dinner. Overnight stay  in Diafani village. 

DAY 8
Departure
Departure from Diafani for the airport of Karpathos.
Meals: Breakfast

 Price includes:

  • 7 breakfasts, 6 picnic lunches and 7 dinners.
  • Luggage transfer
  • 7 nights hotel accommodation in double rooms with en-suite facilities
  • All local transfers as per itinerary (airport transfers included)
  • Experienced English-speaking local guide
  • All activities as per itinerary.
  • All local taxes

 

Not included:

  • Travel and Personal accident insurance
  • Transfer to and from Greece.
  • All personal expenses.Meals if not mentioned above.
  • Soft drinks and alcoholic beverages.
  • Sites of interest not included in the itinerary.
  • Outdoor activities which are not part of this itinerary.

 

Suggested equipment for your walking holiday:

√ Trekking shoes / boots are necessary
√ Daypack
√ Walking poles (optional)
√ Waterproof wind jacket / warm clothing
√ Casual clothing / comfortable clothing
√ Hat
√ Bathing Suit / Towel
√ Water bottle
√ Sun screen & Sun glasses
√ Insect repellent

NOTE :

This tour is subject to change at the discretion of the tour leader, according to weather conditions or circumstances beyond our control.

 

Tour administrator:

Thanasis Pantes (Authorized Trekking Guide)
K.Kartali 270 , 38221 Volos – Greece
thanasis@walkingholidays.gr

 

T5 Karpathos Island Walking Week

Starting Date Bookings until Availability 13/09/2016 01/08/2016 6 PLACES LEFT 10/10/2016 01/09/2016 OPEN
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G.N.T.O. License number
07.26.E.60.00.00649.0.1

 

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