Walk "Hike to the crystals"

Agiassos – crystals – Karionas - Skopelos

We start our tour at the sanatorium, close to Agiassos, in the amazing mountain area of Mount Olympus. On old paths and tracks we hike one the mountain ridge, with breathtaking views to the Gulf of Gera and the south coast. Often you can hear and see the wild goats.

We explore the old quarry, where in former times the crystals of Lesvos were mined. We continue our hike and see the oldest plane tree on the island. If you like we can arrange a picnic for you under the shady branches.

On tracks we descend through the pine forest and later through olive fields to the village of Skopelos. Under the church we discover the catacombs, where once a precious icon was hidden to protect it against the enemies.

 

In one of the local kafenia we relax after the great hike and enjoy a coffee or ouzo. We will organize transportation to the starting point.

Minimum of 2 people required, start time, meeting point or pick-up from your accommodation on arrangement.
Price for the hike: 29€ p.p. (5 or more people) or 39€ p.p. (for 2-4 people).

The extra-charge for our exclusive-package (Picnic at the plane tree  incl. wine  or beer and water; coffee or ouzo in Skopelos) is 15€ per person.

Prices for larger groups (>10 people) on request.

(Level of difficulty: Easy)
Total distance of the hike: 15 km, duration including stops: 6-7 hours