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Mountains and Villages of Evia

Mountains and Villages of Evia

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  • Holiday type
    Guided walking
  • Duration
    7 nights
  • Accommodation
    single-centre
  • Activity level
  • From $1449per person, tour only
  • NEW FOR 2019  
  • Departures
    selected Sundays plus some Fridays and Saturdays from 15 Sep '19 to 22 Dec '19
  • What your holiday price includes
  • 7 nights single-centre accommodation in a hotel
  • All breakfasts, 5 picnic lunches and 5 evening meals
  • Management by our sister company, Exodus
  • Services of an experienced walking guide
  • Standard groups transfers from your hotel
  • All transport and listed activities
  • 4 full days and 1 half day centre-based walking
  • 1 day sightseeing in Athens
  • Optional Upgrades
  • Excellent choice for
  • Food lovers, art & history, swimming opportunities, vegetarian meals, solo travellers, couples, coastal routes

Greece

Mountains and Villages of Evia

  • Discover an authentic Greek island
  • Walk along dramatic coastline and visit remote villages
  • Savour delicious cuisine in traditional tavernas
  • Relax on deserted beaches and swim in the warm Aegean waters
  • Enjoy a city tour of Athens

This 7-night guided walking holiday is based on the delightful island of Evia; a real hidden treasure, with old stone paths connecting quaint villages tucked away in the mountains.

This walkers' paradise offers unique history and an authentic atmosphere in the local towns and villages. We'll visit Roman quarries, aqueducts and Byzantine churches and in the summer there is plenty of opportunities for swimming at a deserted beach or a tucked away cove.

Traditional tavernas and waterfront ouzo-meze shops make eating and drinking here a wonderful experience. A range of delicious food is available on Evia: excellent local meat barbeques and casseroles, homemade pies, stuffed vegetables and a great variety of vegetarian dishes, fresh salads, locally-caught fish and seafood, and a plethora of seasonal fruits and breads and cheeses.

We'll stay in the Galaxy Hotel, which has been run by the same family for more than 30 years. We'll enjoy breakfast with a sea view at the hotel, whilst evening meals are taken in different tavernas around town.



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Typical holiday itinerary



Walking information

This trip offers the chance to experience Evia's magnificent mountain scenery. Routes have been chosen to showcase the best of the natural and historical sites on the island. Terrain will include footpaths and mountain terrain, which can be rocky and loose in places with sloped ascents and descents.




We're here to help

If you've any questions about this holiday call our sales team on 1-800-267-3347 , or email usa@exodustravels.com

Day 1: Arrive on Evia

From Athens Airport we transfer by road to Rafina (approx 35 min), and then take the ferry to Mamari on Evia Island (about 1hr). It is then a short drive to our hotel at Karystos.
You stay at the Galaxy Hotel (all meals included)

Day 2: Walk through rolling hills, villages and castles 11km/6mi/6hr

Our first day take us up to the villages of Gourna that are scattered high above the bay of Karystos and below the peaks of Mount Ohi. Walking along stone worn paths next to springs and streams, in a verdant countryside, we reach one of the grandest forts of the 4th crusade, Castello Rosso, from where we can enjoy beautiful views of the Mediterranean. Using mountain goat-trails we walk down to the fertile plain of Aetos, full of citrus, olive and cypress trees, and we then reach the coast.
You stay at the Galaxy Hotel (all meals included)

Day 3: Mount Kliosi and the Acropolis of Styra 10km/6mi/5hr

An early morning drive along the panoramic mountain road to the North, known as the 'Eagle Route', takes us above the evergreen valley of Styra. We climb Mount Kliosi's dramatic summit where the remains of the ancient Acropolis defy time and elements on a 'Wuthering Heights' plateau. The eerie ancient gate, the cave of St Nicolas and the ruins of Castro Armeno, often in the mist, make it a visit to remember. The gentle walk down takes us past wild strawberry bushes and the remains of the Roman marble quarries to the quaint villages of Styra Valley, which overlook Marathon, just across the water on the Continent. In the afternoon we take the local bus back to Karystos.
You stay at the Galaxy Hotel (all meals included)

Day 4: From Platanistos to the beach at Potami Bay 9km/6mi/4.5hr

We drive along the south-eastern tip of the island, over the mountains towards the Cape of Cavo Doro, heading to the beautiful ravine of Platanistos and the first of 20 ancient villages of Albanian descent. Over the arches of stone bridges we follow the river towards Potami hamlet on the coast, a Hellinistic anchorage since Homeric times. En route we visit the site of Hellinikon with the remains of the foundations of Poseidon's temple, dating back to the 8th century B.C. Walking amongst large plane trees we reach the sea and one of the nicest, yet still relatively unknown, beaches in the Aegean. During the warmer months of the year we have the opportunity to swim and relax on the beach. We return to Karystos by taxi.
You stay at the Galaxy Hotel (all meals included)

Day 5: Morning ferry to Athens; walking tour of Athens including visit to the Acropolis; transfer back to

This morning we will take the ferry to Athens. We will walk the historic centre of this breathtaking city, the cradle of Western civilisation and the birthplace of democracy. We will wander around the beautiful Plaka, the impressive Houses of Parliament, Zappion National Gardens and St Paul's boulevard, before heading up to the Acropolis Hill. We will explore the Acropolis, one of the ancient wonders of our world. In the evening we transfer back to Evia.
You stay at the Galaxy Hotel (breakfast and evening mail included)

Day 6: Morning walk in the Bay of Marmari; afternoon free to relax on the beach or wander around Karystos

This morning we will drive to the village of Marmari. We will enjoy a coastal walk around the bay and then head back to the historic Montofoli Winery Estate for dessert wine tasting. In the afternoon you are free to relax on the beach or wander around Karystos, an authentic Greek island town.
You stay at the Galaxy Hotel (breakfast included)

Day 7: Gorge walk from Mt Ohi down to the rugged East Aegean coast 10km/6.5mi/5hr

After breakfast we will take the ferry back to Athens. After checking in to our hotel, we will have a walking tour of Athens, visiting the historic centre and the archaeological sites of major interest, including the Acropolis and the Zappio National Gardens.
You stay at the Galaxy Hotel (all meals included)

Day 8: Depart Athens

After breakfast we transfer back to Athens where our adventure ends. Those on the group flights will be transferred to the airport for the flight home. (Breakfast only)

Where you stay

This single-centre holiday is based at the following hotel. If you'd like to extend your stay here, or upgrade your room, just let us know at the time of booking.

To find out more call our sales team on 1-800-267-3347, use our live webchat or email usa@exodustravels.com


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Galaxy Hotel , Karystos

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Our base, the seaside 2 star superior Galaxy Hotel in Karystos, has been run by the same family for over 30 years. The hotel is in a great location at the west end of the esplanade, just 100 metres from the main square and town centre and only a few metres from the beach and its cafes. All rooms are sea view with en-suite facilities, fridge, television, telephone, coffee and tea making facilities, air-conditioning, toiletries, hair dryer and free Wi-Fi. All rooms have balconies with table and chairs. There are safe and computer/ printer facilities in the reception area, 24hr room service for snacks and drinks, one indoor and one outdoor bar and a dining area where a hearty breakfast is served. The tap water is natural spring water from the mountains and is drinkable.

Travel

Call now to speak to our specialist team at 1-800-267-3347 or email us at usa@exodustravels.com for enquiries or to book your trip.

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Dates and prices

You can be confident that our pricing includes all the standard requirements of your holiday and many additional extras. Always ensure that you are comparing like for like when booking your holiday.

Find out about The Headwater Price Promise to ensure you're getting the very best value for money.

This 7 night guided walking holiday includes:

Single-centre accommodation in a hotel

All breakfasts, 5 picnic lunches and 5 evening meals

Management by our sister company, Exodus

Services of an experienced walking guide

Standard groups transfers from your hotel

All transport and listed activities

4 full days and 1 half day centre-based walking

1 day sightseeing in Athens


How to book:

For further details, or to check availability, speak to our sales team on 1-800-267-3347 or complete our holiday enquiry form (we'll contact you at a time that's most convenient for you).

To enquire about this holiday, or for further information, call our sales team on 1-800-267-3347 or complete our holiday enquiry form.

Departure date Tour only Availability
15th Sep '19 US$1549 Check availability
6th Oct '19 US$1479 Check availability
13th Oct '19 US$1479 Check availability
27th Oct '19 US$1449 Check availability
22nd Dec '19 US$1479 Check availability

The prices quoted for each individual departure supercede those published in our current brochures. Air prices are subject to change and we advise early booking to obtain the best prices. Please see our Planning your holiday and What's included in the price? pages for additional information.

Holiday details

Minimum group sizes
A minimum of 4 people (in total) are required for each departure.

Children
This holiday is unsuitable for children.

Holiday type
Guided walking Managed by our sister company, Exodus.

Departures
selected Sundays plus some Fridays and Saturdays from 15th Sep 2019 to 22nd Dec 2019, for 7 nights. All dates are subject to availability, please contact us to check.

Meals
All breakfasts, 5 picnic lunches and 5 evening meals

Tailor-made travel

Tour only
Transfers included from Athens airport at 18:55, and back to Athens airport at 16:00.

If you choose to book your own flights please check with us first that your chosen departure date is definitely operating as our guided holidays are subject to minimum group sizes.

How to book

For further details, or to check availability, speak to our sales team on 1-800-267-3347 or complete our holiday enquiry form (we'll contact you at a time that's most convenient for you).

Call now to speak to our specialist team at 1-800-267-3347 or email us at usa@exodustravels.com for enquiries or to book your trip.



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