Three Monasteries Hike

7-8 hours
Kalloni, Lesvos 811 07, Greece North Aegean

Meet up at the majestic bridge near Kalloni. Start the hike on an old cobblestone path among the hills until we reach the nunnery of Myriniotissa. Admire the gardens and learn about the secret school that operated here during Ottoman times. Keep in mind that the monastery isn’t always open to visitors but we might get lucky. Continue on the pilgrimage road to the captivating Monastery of Limonos which friars had built before the Ottoman conquest of Greece. Although it was rebuilt several times, the building you see today is almost 500 years old.

After discovering what could be the most impressive monastery in Lesvos, walk along a path that affords gorgeous views of Kalloni bay, admire strange lava formations on the way and approach the Metochi monastery which is also around 5 centuries old and is currently being used as conference center for a Norwegian university. The way back to Kalloni, complete with breathtaking sea and mountain views, takes you to Dafia, a little village that’s ideal to stop for refreshments or even a meal.

NOTES

  • Minimum of 2 people
  • Circular walk: Kalloni – Three Monasteries – Kalloni
  • Meet at the bridge close to Kalloni or pick-up from your hotel upon request
  • Level of difficulty: Easy
  • Total distance 13 km (8 miles), duration including stops: 7-8 hours

PRICES

  • Price for the hike: 35€ p.p. (5 or more people) or 47€ p.p. (for 2-4 people)
  • Extra-charge for exclusive-package (lunch in Dafia incl. wine or beer) is 15€ per person
  • Prices for larger groups (>10 people) on request

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.
Price: From €35