We start our hike on the ridge of the mountain between Petra and Kalloni, in the north of the island. The track takes us through pine forests with stunning views to the sea below and the mountains around.
We leave the main track and walk on small paths through a fairy tale forest down to a hidden waterfall. It is a spectacular waterfall in the rainy season, but definitively also an idyllic place to be in summer.
We continue to the historically important ruin village of Klapados, the site of the last battle between the Greeks and the Ottomans.
After a nice break we hike on lovely tracks high above sea level with stunning view towards the mountain village of Lafionas. Here we have the option to extend the hike (4km): we walk around Mount Roudi and visit one of the oldest chapels on the island, Agios Alexandros with the sarcophagus of the saint.
In Lafionas we can sit down in one of the Kafenions and enjoy the view to the bay of Petra.
Through old olive fields we hike down to the village of Petra. A stroll through the beautiful old streets down to the Platia for a coffee or ouzo with sea view completes our day. We will take you then to the starting point.
Minimum of 2 people required, start time, meeting point or pick-up from your accommodation upon arrangement.
Price for the hike: 25 € p.p. (5 or more people) or 40 € p.p. (for 2-4 people).
The extra-charge for our exclusive-package (Lunch in Lafionas incl. wine or beer and water, coffee, ouzo or refreshment in Petra) is 20 € per person.
Prices for larger groups (>10 people) on request.
(Level of difficulty: Easy)
Total distance of the hike: 12 km, duration including stops: 6-7 hours, it is possible to extend the hike 4km.