1st Day

Airport- Pigadia (capital of Karpathos)

Othos

 

Your guide meets you at the airport to transfer you to your hotel in Pigadia -the capital of Karpathos-. After settling into your rooms, the remaining hours

will be available for taking a first stroll, learning the history and observing the architecture of the town and visiting the historical museum.

 

2nd Day

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In the morning, we will be transferred to Menetes village and we will start our first trekking to Othos village.

During the hike, going to the north, we will able to stare the region of Pigadia and we will meet Aperi and Vollada villages.

Our guide will explain the history and the development of each one through the time.

Once we will arrive, we will visit the cultural museum of Othos village and after relaxing we will return back to our hotel in Pigadia.

Free time ,dinner and overnight stay in Pigadia.

 

Trekking altitude:  423m  - 470m
Trekking time: 4 - 5 hours
Total time: 7 - 8 hours

 

3rd Day

 On the Top!

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On this day hike we will conquer the highest pick of Karpathos, mountain Kali Limni (1215 m)!

 

The view from the top is absolutely marvelous and if the weather is good we can see other islands such as Kasos, Rhodes and Crete!

After the hiking we will return to Lastos region to relax!

 

Trekking altitude: 470m - 1215m
Trekking time: 4- 5 hours
Total time: 5 - 6 hours

 

 

 

 

4th Day

 

 

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After our breakfast, we will start the hike from Lastos to Spoa village.

The highlight of this trail is the alternation of the natural environment because during the hiking

we can come across three different types of ecosystems.

We  will find a pinewood, a region filled with old terraces revealing the past, as well as natural springs

with cool water which take your thirst away and give you the chance to relax.

 

Trekking altitude:

960m  -610m- 50m

Trekking time:

4 - 5 hours

Total time:

7 - 8 hours

5th Day

Discover the Protected Area of North Karpathos!

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On this day, will start our hike from Spoa village to Olympos village –the capital of tradition and culture-.

During the hike we will enter to Protected Area (Natura 2000) and our guide will explain everything about the flora and fauna!

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The protected area of Karpathos includes 52.1 km2 of sea and about 102 km2 of land.

The area of eco-develοpment in Karpathos includes the area named “North Karpathos and Saria and coastal sea zone” covering in total 113km2 and

belongs to the network of protected areas “NATURA 2000”, coded GR4210003

which is characterised as Special Protection Area (SPA, in application of the directive 79/409/EE) and

as Site of Community Importance (SCI, in application of the directive 92/43/EE).

The rich flora includes more than 940 species of plants, 87 of which are endemic, rare or under threat of extinction.

Trekking altitude: 610 m -270m
Trekking time: 6 - 7hours
Total time: 8 - 9 hours

 

 

6th Day

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 In the morning, we will have a guided tour through the history of Olympos village and its numerous windmills and our guide will help us to discover the secrets of this primeval community.

Here, we meet craftsmen making the traditional leather boots, fit either for labour or dancing, and others who make musical instruments for feasts and festivals.

Don’t be surprised if you happen to come across women wearing their traditional dress and baking bread in ovens alongside the narrow paths of the village.

Just thank them for the hot steaming fresh-made pastry that may slide into your palm and relish the hospitality pouring out of a welcoming verse or so-called mantinada.

Lastly, a visit to the cultural museum of Olympos will give us a compact idea of the cultural heritage of the place and its people.

After that we will start our trekking to Diafani village in which we can relax next to the sea and have dinner in tradional tavernas.

 

Overnight in Diafani village.

Trekking altitude: 270m -0m
Trekking time: 2 - 3 hours
Total time: 4 - 5 hours

 

7th Day

 Crossing Saria Island!

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We depart from Diafani by boat to Saria Island north of Karpathos and the bay named “Giaplos”.

The tour starts with crossing the island of Saria from south to north  ending up with  a guided visit at abandoned but well preserved rural settlement of Argos.

Our way back to the Palatia beach passes through the medieval pirate hamlet spread around the cove. 

After a brief interval, we all get on board our diving boat where our instructors will guide us to discover the magnificent, crystal clear seabed of Saria island,

using only a simple snorkelling equipment (mask, snorkel, pair of flippers).

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Evening:

Around 18:00 pm we will have returned by boat to Diafani and we will have dinner in a local restaurant.

 

 

8th Day

Departure from Diafani to the airport.

We will quickly pass by the rest of the villages of Karpathos.

Othos by MuH Hundemer

 

 

 

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Nov 07, 2016

«The best way to meet a place is to hike»

Hiking in Karpathos island is the most famous outdoor activity. Guided Hiking Tours help you to see the natural environment with safety but also to learn the history of every path of the island.

With more than 30 paths Karpathos invites us to explore and discover it as each one possesses its own unique history, architecture, and biodiversity.

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There are paths, which will lead us to the highest tops of the island (Kali Limni 1215m and Prophet Elias 719m) with a breathtaking view that casts a spell on the senses.

Other paths will lead us to virgin and isolated beaches where we can relax and enjoy the sun and swimming.

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A unique trait of the paths of Karpathos is the alternation of the natural environment because during hiking you can come across three different types of ecosystems.

You will also find a pinewood, a river surrounded by plane trees, a region filled with old terraces revealing the past, as well as natural springs with cool water which take your thirst away and give you the chance to relax!

 

Paths and Trails of Karpathos island

The path of Crossing Saria Island: One of the most beautiful paths in Karpathos is the one which crosses the island of Saria. The total distance of this path is 7.422 km and it takes around 4 hours hiking. The starting point is Giaplos beach and the end is the beach of Palatia. During the hike, our local guides will explain to you the history of the place and the traditional way of the local life because Saria island was well known for the dairy products such as butter and cheese from goat and sheep milk. 

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The path from Avlona to the natural port of Tristomo:  The path which connects Avlona settlement with Tristomo gulf is full of history and breathtaking views! The total distance is 8.646km and it takes 4 hours. Our local guides will show you all the important fro the local places and how the residents could survive in the mountains without any river or spring around. Later, when we arrive in Tristomo, we will have a break in a traditional house where we can enjoy a light launch, coffee or a beer!  

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The Path to the most important ancient city of Vroukounda: Starting from Avlona, the most important agriculture place, we will follow a path which is more than 2000 years old! The total distance is 4.00 km and it takes 1.5 hours. When we arrive in the place of the ancient city our local guides will tell you in details the history, when and why the city destroyed by the pirates. Moreover, we will have a break in a really nice beach and we enjoy a light lunch under the trees!

 

If you are a solo hiker and you want tips, advice and  transportation support, don't hesitate to contact our professional team!

Follow Your KarPATHos!!!

Nov 20, 2015

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