We start our trip and visit the Roman aqueduct of Moria. The aqueduct spans a length of 170 meters over a wide valley of olive groves and offers some spectacular sights. In the lovely village of Moria we stop by a local kafenion for a traditional Greek coffee. We continue our trip and reach the Hot Springs of Gera. If you want you can enjoy a bath in the recently renovated spa and perhaps a refreshing dip in the sea afterwards.
From sea level on narrow roads we climb up towards the highest peak of Lesvos, Mount Olympus (968m). From above we enjoy spectacular views over most parts of the island. Through shady chestnut forests we descend on dirt roads to the picturesque mountain village Agiassos with its famous Church of the Virgin Mary – an important pilgrims’ destination. We take some time to explore the village of narrow streets and small shops.
Continuing towards the south coast, we show you a quarry; where in the past crystals were excavated. You will still find some interesting stones and crystals there. From the ridge of the mountain we enjoy fascinating views over the Gulf of Gera and finally we arrive at Toumba Eco Farm, where we will stay for the night. In the evening Margarita will prepare a traditional, homemade meal for us in her rustic farm house.
On the next morning – after a tasty breakfast with local specialities – we start our trip and descend to the picturesque fishing town of Plomari, the site of a number of acclaimed ouzo distilleries.
We visit the ouzo museum of Barbayiannis – where you will see the original alembic (made in 1858) and other equipment used here in the past. Here we have the opportunity to taste some Barbayannis ouzos - which is considered by many to be the best in Greece.
We continue to the stunning bay of Tarti, where we spend some time relaxing at the beach or swimming in its crystal clear water.
From here we take you to the historical village of Skopelos, where we can visit the underground channels under the church. People with claustrophobia, however, may prefer to wait outside.
Along the Gulf of Gera we head north, then inland. At the end of the trip we visit the Temple of Messa, in ancient times the most important temple on the island.
Costs of this private, guided 2-day trip in a 4x4 vehicle is 300 EUR (incl. overnight stay at Toumba in a stonehouse for 2 people with breakfast, no food/drinks/entrance fees) for 2 people, any additional person is 100 EUR extra.
Start time, meeting point or pick-up from your accommodation on arrangement.