Agiassos Mountain Hike

6-7 hours
Agiassos, Lesvos 811 01, Greece

The tiny village of Karini, surrounded by centuries-old plane trees, is our start and end point for this hike. We’ll pass by an old olive press to reach a valley with a river, shady trees and clean ponds, crossing shepherd paths to reach the little village of Asomatos, set at the foothills of Mount Olympos. The little village shop might be open, offering a chance for refreshments.

Next on our route through the woods is Agiassos, considered the island’s most charming traditional mountain village with red-rooved houses and cobblestone streets. Check out the village shops and especially the traditional ceramics shops. Buy some local herbs and mountain tea, along with high-grade olive oil, quality honey, village cheese and other old-world goodies. Take a lunch break to sample the local ‘meze’, tapa-like dishes that will awaken the palate, downed with house wine or ouzo. A visit to the notable church of the Virgin, renowned for its icon known to delivers miracles, is a must. We’ll leisurely make our way back to Karini, taking paths that were used by religious pilgrims.

NOTES

  • Minimum of 2 people required
  • Circular walk: Karini – Agiassos – Karini
  • Start time, meeting point or pick-up from your hotel can be arranged.
  • Level of difficulty: medium
  • Total distance of the hike:  12 km (7.5 miles), duration including stops:  6-7 hours

PRICES

  • Price for the hike: 34€ p.p. (5 or more people) or 46€ p.p. (for 2-4 people).
  • The extra-charge for our exclusive-package (Lunch in Agiassos including wine or beer, coffee or refreshment in Karini) is 18€ per person.

CANCELLATION POLICY

  • 50% non-refundable deposit at the time of booking
  • The balance is paid on the day of the hike, right before it starts (cash only).
  • The whole amount will still be charged if cancelled anytime in the 28 days before the hike.
  • Hikes may be cancelled by the guide in case of force majeure (e.g. bad weather) and a full refund will be given in that case.

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