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Hiking in the east

 

Day trip “ Around Skala Loutron ”

(Level of difficulty: Easy)

Circular walk Skala Loutron – Agios Ermogenis – Skala Loutron

Total Distance of the hike: 10 km,
Duration including stops: 7-8 hours

The trip: We begin this hike in Skala Loutron at the Gulf of Gera. This area is hardly touched by tourism; you will see secluded bays, beautiful little churches and traditional small tavernas. The track leads us along the quiet waters of the Gulf through olive groves and pine forests to one of the most stunning beaches on Lesvos: Agios Ermogenis. This little bay has two beaches, a slightly larger pebble beach and a small sandy beach. After the first part of the hike we take some time for an extended sunbathe or a swim in the clear water. Later we enjoy a delicious lunch in the summer taverna on the beach.  Feeling stronger after the delicious meal we hike over small paths back to Skala Loutron. Here we sit down for a coffee or ouzo in one of the taverns at the harbour and watch the world go by.

Minimum of 2 people required, start time, meeting point or pick-up from your accommodation upon arrangement.

Price for the hike: 25€ p.p. (5 or more people) or 38€ p.p. (for 2-4 people).

The extra-charge for our 👑 package (Lunch in Agios Ermogenis  incl. wine or beer and water, coffee or ouzo in Skala Loutron) is 18€ per person.

Prices for larger groups (>10 people) on request.


Day trip “Loutra and Profitis Ilias”

(Level of difficulty: medium)

Circular walk Loutra – Profitis Ilias – Loutra

Total Distance of the hike: 12 km,
Duration including stops: 7-8 hours

The trip: We start our hike in the small village of Loutra and ascend through tranquil olive groves and shady pine woods to the peak of the mountain Profitis Ilias. Profitis Ilias is the highest point on the eastern side of the island. On clear days the panorama over parts of the island and the capital Mytilini with its beautiful harbour and marina is amazing. We continue our hike, walk downhill and reach the little church of Agios Vartholomaeos, which is also a pleasant picnic spot. We now join the main Loutra-Taxiarchis track with stunning views to the Gulf of Gera as we head to Loutra.

From Loutra we drive a few minutes to the tiny harbour of Koundouroudia. In the fish taverna we sit down for a delicious lunch before we board the little ferry boat, which will take us over the Gulf of Gera to the small village of Perama.  We have a stroll through the village and enjoy a coffee at the harbour before we return on the ferry boat to Koundouroudia, where we end our day trip.

Minimum of 2 people required, start time, meeting point or pick-up from your accommodation on arrangement.

Price for the hike: 27€ p.p. (5 or more people) or 41€ p.p. (for 2-4 people).

The extra-charge for our 👑 package including lunch with wine or beer and water in Koundouroudia, soft drink or coffee in Perama, ferry ticket) is 27€ per person.

Prices for larger groups (>10 people) on request.


Day trip “The Roman Aqueduct and the Hot Springs”

(Level of difficulty: easy)

Circular walk Gulf of Gera – Moria – Gulf of Gera           

Total Distance of the hike: 9 km,
Duration including stops: 6-7 hours

The trip: We start our hike at the Gulf of Gera and ascend through the old olive groves. We reach the chapel “Panagia Outsa” (Lady of Outsa), a relatively new church built on old foundations. Our track then takes us to the beautiful village of Moria, a good place for a coffee break at the plateia.

From Moria we continue to one of the most impressive monuments of Lesvos: the Roman Aqueduct. You can see the impressive arches of the aqueduct from far away, but the closer you get the more fascinating the construction is. We spend some time exploring the area, before we return to the Gulf of Gera.

Back at the starting point we drive a few minutes to the Hot Springs of Gera. The lovely spa gives us a good opportunity to relax after the hike in the warm spa water and/or go for a swim in the quiet waters of the Gulf. 

Minimum of 2 people required, start time, meeting point or pick-up from your accommodation on arrangement.

Price for the hike: 23€ p.p. (5 or more people) or 33€ p.p. (for 2-4 people).

The extra-charge for our 👑 package including a coffee in Moria and the entrance to the spa  is 7€ per person.

Prices for larger groups (>10 people) on request.


Day trip “Avlonas and the beaches of Gera”

(Level of difficulty: easy)

Circular walk Avlonas– Katsinia – Avlonas           

Total Distance of the hike: 7 km,
Duration including stops: 5-6 hours

The trip: At the Gulf of Gera, close to the mouth and the open sea, you can find some amazing, tranquil beaches, ideal for a swim or a picnic. We start our hike in Avlonas at the Gulf of Gera und follow the track up and down through lovely, old olive groves. Soon we reach Fteli Beach and may already fancy a swim in the clear water. Feeling refreshed we continue our walk through the olive fields – in spring and early summer full of flowers and even rare and beautiful orchids – to the beach of Katsinia with its small fishermen’s houses and colourful boats. After a break at the beach we turn inland and finally arrive at our starting point Avlonas.

In Avlonas you find one of the best tavernas on Lesvos. We sit down in the shade of huge plane trees and enjoy the delightful cuisine of Kostas and his wife.

Minimum of 2 people required, start time, meeting point or pick-up from your accommodation on arrangement.

Price for the hike: 22€ p.p. (5 or more people) or 31€ p.p. (for 2-4 people).

The extra-charge for our 👑 package including lunch with wine or beer and water in Avlonas is 17€ per person.  

Prices for larger groups (>10 people) on request.