We start our hike on top of the mountain in the village of Lepetymnos (334m above sea level). From here we reach the ruins of Chalikas. Our path leads us in steep serpentines to the old, Turkish water well of Kryta. We take the chance to top up our water bottles and rest for a while in the shade. The steepest part of our hike starts here, taking us upwards until we reach the peak of Mount Lepetymnos (968m above sea level). A stunning 360 degree panorama rewards us for all the strain.
After an extended break we continue our hike and reach the second peak of the mountain massif (Mount Lepetymnos has two peaks). We descend over stony slopes and dirt roads to the mountain village of Argennos. We will probably feel hungry by that time, so we settle down in one of the kafeneons and enjoy some Meze (delicious Greek specialties, served on small plates with drinks).
The way back to our starting point leads us on easy tracks along the narrow asphalt road.
Minimum of 2 people required, start time, meeting point or pick-up from your accommodation on arrangement.
Price for the hike: 26€ p.p. (5 or more people) or 39€ p.p. (for 2-4 people).
The extra-charge for our exclusiv-package including meze with wine or beer and water in Argennos, is 15€ per person.
Prices for larger groups (>10 people) on request.
(Level of difficulty: Medium)
Total distance of the hike: 13 km, duration including stops: 6-7 hours