Hike  & Enjoy -  Culinary Journey for couples or small groups

Hike  & Enjoy -  Culinary Journey in the South of Lesvos

The hiking paradise Lesvos is also the island of connoisseurs! On this journey you will experience the authentic island life with all your senses. This guided hiking trip combines culinary delights with beautiful walks on the green pearl of the Aegean. On the trips with your guide you will learn a lot about the flora and fauna of the island, but of course also about the culinary highlights. Enjoy the local delicacies and immerse yourself in the authentic life off the beaten track. Hiking and enjoying is the main focus of this trip, but of course there is enough time for rest and relaxation by the sea.

Some Highlights:

▪ Cheese and winetasting
▪ Sunset with picnic at the chapel of Agia Anna
▪ Fishing with a local fisherman in Aristotle’s Lagoon
▪ Ouzo and olive oil tasting
▪ Hiking on ancient pilgrim's paths


Day 1 - Arrival and Welcome on Lesvos

Arrival on Lesvos and transfer from the airport. Drive to Vatera and check-in at your hotel. In the evening you will meet your hiking guide. You will receive all necessary information regarding your schedule and the hikes.


Day 2 - Pilgrim’s paths and picnic in the mountains

A great hike on ancient pilgrim paths through olive groves and forests to the most beautiful mountain village of the island: Agiassos. In the old streets you will find regional delicacies such as olive oil, cheese, herbs, tea and honey, as well as ceramics and handicrafts. The famous St. Mary's Church in the village with its miracle-working icon is worth seeing and is the destination of many Orthodox pilgrims. In Agiassos, you can enjoy a traditional Greek café made of olive stones and local pastries. There is also the possibility of a meze (small portions of delicious dishes). In the evening we invite you to the sunset in the mountains and to a picnic with wine and cheese tasting. 370m altitude, 10 km, 3,5h


Day 3 - Hot springs and boat trip

The fisherman Mitsos takes you on his fishing boat and shows you his daily routine. You pick up the nets laid out the night before and sort the catch with him. Depending on the weather, you can dive for seafood (wild oysters, scallops, etc.). After a good meal with the fresh fish you walk to the old thermal bath of Lisvori. In the village you have the opportunity to taste fresh olive oil. 215m altitude, 6 km, 2h

 


Day 4 - Hidden church and ouzo village

Visit the rock church of the hidden Madonna in an idyllic bay. In the crystal-clear water, you can find the hot springs while swimming. Walk to a traditional village and enjoy fantastic views of the south coast. Later you will have the opportunity to visit one of the famous Ouzo distilleries and, of course, taste the Ouzo made there. For the evening we recommend a visit to an original kafenion with an ouzo meze. 320m altitude, 10 km, 3,5h


Day 5 - Medieval Molivos and Spa of Gera

You visit the spa of Gera and take a relaxing bath in the hot springs. We take you to Molivos and you check-in your hotel. In the early evening you can explore the beautiful streets of the medieval village and enjoy the sunset from the fortress. We recommend a dinner with fresh fish at the fishing harbor in a relaxed atmosphere.


Day 6 - Monastery hike and sardines

A beautiful circular hike, mainly on old pilgrim’s paths to three monasteries. Two of the places are usually open for visitors and you are welcome to see the church inside. During the hike you have stunning views to the Gulf of Kalloni and can explore local fauna and flora. For the afternoon we recommend to visit the lovely fishing harbour of Skala Kallonis, perhaps you would like to try the famous sardines of the Gulf of Kalloni. 240m altitude, 11 km, 3,5h


Day 7 - Olives and the Aegean Sea

A lovely drive through the mountains to the traditional village of Agia Pareskevi with its beautiful Platia. You can visit the Olive Oil Museum, where you can learn about the olive tree, the olive and of course olive oil. In the Taxiarchis Monastery, the destination of many pilgrims, you can see the precious icons and taste the pilgrim desert Loukoumades (= sweet dough balls) in the Café. In the fishing village Skala Sikamineas you have time for a late lunch in one of the fish taverns. Then we walk along the coast with beautiful views of the sea and the nearby Turkish coast back to Molivos. 550m altitude, 13 km, 3h


Tag 8 - Goodbye Lesvos – End of your Culinary Journey

After your breakfast you will depart to the airport or start an additional week Hike & Drive in the South or in the North.


Prices per person:

in a double room  April/May/October 990 EUR / in a single room  April/May/October 1.125 EUR

in a double room  June/September  1.050 EUR / in a single room  June/September  1.190 EUR

in a double room  July/August  1.150 EUR / in a single room  July/August  1.325 EUR


Included services:

  • 4 nights in Aphrodite Hotel (**)in Vatera and 3 nights in Akti Hotel (**) in Molivos, rooms with en-suite bathroom
  • 7x breakfast with fresh local products
  • picnic with wine and cheese tasting (day 2)
  • boattrip with traditional fishing and olive oil tasting (day 3)
  • ouzo tasting (day 4)
  • entrance to the traditional bathhouse at Gera Spa (day 5)
  • entrance to olive museum and Loukoumades at the monastery (day 7)
  • all transportation, trips and transfers
  • 6x guided hikes and/or trips
  • Meet and Greet with your guide in your hotel and explanation of your itinerary.
  • Maps with selected hikes, descriptions of where to go and what to see.
  • Telephone support during your stay
  • Free parking at your hotel
  • Personal and individual service by DiSa-Travel before and during your journey.

Exluded services:

  • travel to Lesvos
  • tourist tax 0,50-1,50 EUR per night and person


Additional services:

  • Culinary package 210 EUR
  • Including:
  • dinner with drinks (day 1)
  • coffee and locale pastry, meze and drinks (day 2)
  • lunch with drinks (day 3)
  • meze with drinks (day 4)
  • dinner with drinks (day 5)
  • lunch with drinks (day 6)
  • lunch with drinks (day 7)

Additional nights with breakfast in Aphrodite Hotel or similar
Price per night per person in a double room  April/May/October 60 EUR
Price per night per person in a single room  April/May/October 49 EUR

Price per night per person in a double room  June/September 70 EUR
Price per night per person in a single room  June/September 55 EUR

Price per night per person in a double room  July/August  90 EUR
Price per night per person in a single room  July/August 75 EUR


Additional nights with breakfast in Akti Hotel or similar
Price per night per person in a double room  April/May/October 28 EUR
Price per night per person in a single room  April/May/October 49 EUR

Price per night per person in a double room  June/September 31 EUR
Price per night per person in a single room  June/September 55 EUR

Price per night per person in a double room  July/August  87 EUR
Price per night per person in a single room  July/August 68 EUR