Hike & Drive - Individual hiking in the South of Lesvos

Hike & Drive on Lesvos – the green South and the east

The island of Lesbos - the green pearl of the Aegean with eleven million olive trees and extensive pine forests. The island has so much to offer its visitors: beautiful beaches and bays with crystal clear water, imposing mountain landscapes with diverse fauna and flora, hot springs, traditional villages and of course the great hospitality and friendliness of the locals.

Experience the authentic Greece and be enchanted by hidden, legendary churches, hot springs in a crystal clear bay, beautiful mountain scenery, picturesque mountain villages and the highest peak in the south.

Some highlights:

▪ The rock church of the hidden Madonna
▪ Wall paintings from the 15th century in an old
▪ Natural, hot springs in a bay with crystal clear water
▪ Sunset picnic in the mountains
▪ A Roman aqueduct in the pine forests

Day 1 - Arrival and Welcome on Lesvos

Arrival on Lesvos and pick-up your rental car at the airport. Drive to Vatera and check-in at your hotel. In the evening you will meet your travel guide. During a tasty dinner you will get all necessary information regarding your schedule and the hikes.

Day 2 - Monasteries and hot springs

You walk from the plain of Polichnitos through ancient olive groves to Monastery Damandriou with fantastic wall paintings from the 15. Century. After the walk you can explore the hot springs of Polichnitos. In the evening we recommend a local meze in the village (small plates with tasty Greek delicacies). 265m altitude, 10 km, 3h

Day 3 - Water fall and aqueduct

You drive to the Gulf of Kalloni and explore on your way the waterfall of Pessa (walking time 1 hour). At the Gulf of Kalloni you can find the remainings of Ancient Pyrrha at the beach. In the pine forests you walk to the Roman Aqueduct of Lambou Mili, idyllically located in a valley (walking time 1 hour). On your return to Vatera you should stop at the tiny hamlet of Agios Dimitrios to enjoy a coffee in a lush green garden at the foot of Mount Olympus. 260m altitude, 8 km, 2h

Day 4 - On old pilgrim paths

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. 500m altitude, 10 km, 3,5h

Day 5 - Olive museum and sunset in the mountains

This day we have planned mainly as a car tour and day of rest. In the Olive Oil Museum you can learn exciting things about the olive tree, the olive and of course the olive oil. On the stunning beach of Tarti you can swim in the crystal-clear water. In a beach taverna you can taste tasty fresh fish and seafood. In the evening we invite you to the sunset in the mountains and to a small wine and cheese tasting.

Day 6 - Ouzo village and rock church

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. 820m altitude, 11 km, 4h

Day 7 - Peak of Mount Olympos

Climb through the chestnut woods around Agiassos to the summit of Mount Olympus (968m), visit the pretty little chapel and enjoy the fantastic views of large parts of the island. Maybe you would like to relax after the mountain tour in the warm waters of the thermal bath of Gera. The pretty spa right on the water is worth a visit. 670m altitude, 11 km, 3,5h

Day 8 - Goodbye Lesvos – End of your hiking tour

After your breakfast you will depart to the airport, return your rental car or start an additional week Hike & Drive in the North or the Culinary Journey

Prices per person

in a double room  April/May/October 400 EUR / in a single room  April/May/October 510 EUR

in a double room  June/September  450 EUR / in a single room  June/September  550 EUR

in a double room  July/August  550 EUR / in a single room  July/August  700 EUR

Additional charge for single travellers 135 EUR

Included services:

  • 7 nights in Aphrodite Hotel in Vatera (or similar), rooms with en-suite bathroom
  • 7x breakfast with fresh local products.
  • Greek dinner with your guide on your arrival day
  • Wine and cheese tasting on day 5
  •  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
  • entrance fees
  • tourist tax 0,50-1,50 EUR per night and person
  • rental car (which is obligatory) and fuel

Additional services:
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

Rental car with comprehensive insurance with  500 EUR excess
Cat A e.g. Fiat Panda 8 days 240 EUR
Cat B e.g. Opel Corsa 8 days 280 EUR
Cat C e.g. Opel Astra 8 days 320 EUR

In July and August
Cat A e.g. Fiat Panda 8 days 280 EUR
Cat B e.g. Opel Corsa 8 days 320 EUR
Cat C e.g. Opel Astra 8 days 360 EUR

If you prefer comprehensive insurance with no excess, the price is 50 EUR per week extra