Difficulty level: Easy / moderate
Group size: Min 2 persons
Duration: 8 days – 7 nights
Price per person: € 515 (Prices are based on double occupancy. Single supplement € 125)
Price for solo travelers: € 695
Walk on cobbled stone paths, visit historically traditional villages built by the best stone masons and craftsmen of 19th century Greece, cross orchards, olive groves, beech and chestnut forests, while enjoying the amazing views towards the Aegean Sea and swim in brilliant blue crystal clear waters at unique beaches.
Day 1. Volos – Kala Nera
Upon arrival in the city of Volos on your own* you will meet with a member of our team. We will then transfer you to the picturesque village of Milies. After check in you can explore this beautiful village and have dinner in a traditional tavern.
Meals: Dinner Overnight stay in Milies
Day 2. Milies – Kala Nera – Milies
On your first hike you will walk on an old stone path and follow the old steam engine train route from Milies to the train station of Pinakates. You will continue your way for the village of Kala Nera. As you hike through olive orchards you will have a stunning view of the Pagasitikos Bay. Upon arrival in Kala Nera you can swim and have lunch at a restaurant by the seaside before hiking back to Milies.
Meals: Breakfast Overnight stay in Milies
Hiking Time: 5 hours Difficulty Level: Easy
Hiking altitude: 385m – sea level – 385m
Day 3: Milies – Tsagarada – Damouchari
Today’s hike will take you to the opposite side of the mountain. From Milies, which is on the south west side of the mountain, you will travel northeasterly to Tsagarada and Damouchari through an enchanting forest road teeming with tall chestnut trees and other greenery. In Tsagarada you will admire the oldest plane tree in Europe which is more than 1750 years old and enjoy a pleasant picnic beside a charming white chapel along the hillside. After lunch you will descend to Damouchari beach crossing one of the most beautiful old stone paths and walk through the lovely seaside village which may be already familiar to those who have seen the movie “Mama Mia” since many scenes from the movie were filmed here in 2007.
Meals: Breakfast. Overnight stay at Damouchari
Trekking altitude: 385m – 850m – 420m – sea level
Trekking time: 8 hours
Trekking difficulty level: Moderate
Day 4, Damouchari – Fakistra – Damouchari
Your destination on today’s hike is the isolated beach of Fakistra, the beach with crystal clear blue green water. Following the coastal path with magnificent views of the Aegean Sea, you will enjoy a refreshing swim at this captivating beach and a delicious picnic lunch afterwards. You can begin your return hike late in the afternoon along the same path back to Damouchari.
Meals: Breakfast, picnic lunch, dinner. Overnight stay at Damouchari
Trekking altitude: Sea level – 190m – sea level
Trekking time: 4 hours
Trekking difficulty level: Easy
Day 5, Damouchari – Agios Ioannis – Kissos – Chania
Today’s hike begins at Damouchari taking the shoreline path to Agios Ioannis and the breathtakingly white sandy beach of Papa Nero. It would be a crime not to leave ample time for a splash into the turquoise colored waters of Papa Nero before embarking upon your ascent to Chania. You will pass another of Pelion’s famous mountain villages en-route to Chania, that of Kissos, and from there we will transfer you by car to Chania. An optional afternoon activity will be a walk around the ski center of Pelion.
Meals: Breakfast, picnic lunch. Overnight stay in Chania.
Trekking altitude: Sea level – 380m – 530m
Trekking time: 3 (plus 3 hours optional walk)
Trekking Difficulty Level: Moderate
Day 6, Chania – Agriolefkes – Chania
Today you will hike in a mountainous terrain around the ski center of Pelion, in a loop. Your walk to the ski center of Pelion, which is at an altitude of 1470 m, starts from your hotel. Once you get there you’ll enjoy the beautiful views of the Pagasitikos Bay. You continue your walk through a shady forest of beech trees and return back to your hotel.
Meals: Breakfast. Overnight stay in Chania.
Trekking altitude: 1200 – 1580m – 1200m
Trekking time: 5 hours
Trekking Difficulty Level: Moderate
Day 7, Chania – Portaria (Makrinitsa)
Today you will follow the same path that was used by the Centaurs – the half-horse half-human creatures of Greek Mythology. The best known Centaur, Chiron, was the tutor of Achilles and Asclepius.
This path, which begins in Chania at an altitude of approximately 1200 meters and overflowing with Mediterranean vegetation, will lead you to the village of Portaria.
In the afternoon you can discover yet another incredibly beautiful village of Pelion – that of Makrinitsa referred to by the locals as “the balcony of Pelion”. With its historic old mansions and stunning view of the Pagasitikos Bay and the city of Volos below, the beauty of Makrinitsa will become etched in your memory forever.
Meals: Breakfast, picnic lunch. Overnight stay in Portaria.
Trekking altitude: 1200m – 610m
Trekking time: 6 hours (Optional walk to Makrinitsa approx. 45 min. one way)
Trekking Difficulty Level: Easy
Day 8: Departure
After breakfast, we transfer you to the city of Volos.
– Meals: Breakfast.
Please note that this tour is subject to change at the discretion of the tour leader, according to local and weather conditions or circumstances beyond our control.
* Transfers from other airports / cities can be arranged with an additional cost.
Transfer from and to the city of Volos
Transfer from Kissos village to Chania
7 night accommodation in local guest houses, based on double occupancy with en-suite facilities
Hiking map of the area
Journey Road book incl. hiking details, tips and advice what to see and what to do along the route
Emergency phone number.
NOT INCLUDED IN THE PRICE:
Airfare or other travelling fees from host country
Single room occupancy
Meals and drinks
Travel and personal accident insurance
Anything which is not mentioned in the program
OPTIONAL (additional costs)
Transfer from other cities than Volos
Lunches and Dinners