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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.