Day trip "The north around Molivos and Petra"

Petra, Molivos, Skala Sikamineas, Tsonia, Mountain Lepetymnos

We visit the beautiful villages of Petra and Molivos in the north. In Petra we climb up the old steps to the famous rock church of Virgin Mary. Not only the church itself and its surroundings are worth seeing, but you also have fantastic views over the village, the sea and the coastline.  Coming down to the bottom of the church rock we now have the opportunity to visit a beautifully restored mansion originating in the Turkish period of the early 18th century.

In the medieval village of Molivos we stroll through the cobbled streets – some shaded by wisteria with its enchanting smell - lead up to an imposing castle on top of the hill. The castle you see dates back to the Byzantine period and its impressive presence seem to dominate the town below. From the castle you have a fantastic view over the roofs of the village and down to the blue sea.

We continue along the stunning north coast to the small fishing village of Skala Sikamineas. The small chapel Panagia Gorgona, overlooking the harbour, presents a very appealing picture and is a very popular with photographers.

We visit the beach of Tsonia that is well known for its red sand and small fish tavernas. Here you may swim in crystal clear water. We drive through the typical mountain villages of Lepetymnos mountains and take you to the highest peak (968m) to see the little chapel on the top and enjoy the fantastic view over large parts of the island. If we are lucky, we see the wild horses of Lepetymnos.

Costs of this private, guided full-day trip in a 4x4 vehicle is 150 EUR (no food/drinks/entrance fees) for 2 people, any additional person is 40 EUR extra.

Start time, meeting point or pick-up from your accommodation on arrangement.