Rambling in Evia, a special Greek experience

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You are invited to travel to Evia, the second largest Greek island, where you will be based in Chalkida (Chalkis) the 10th oldest continuously occupied city in Europe. Here you will have the opportunity to go back in time and experience an unspoilt part of Greece with its spectacular scenery, beautiful coastline, traditional villages and numerous beaches. There are medieval castles, museums and Byzantine churches to visit whilst enjoying the local cuisine and wines at your leisure.

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DAY 1 : Arrival – Chalkis

 

Arriving in Athens. There is then a drive of just over one hour to the 4 star Hotel Lucy on the waterfront at Chalkida where you will stay.

 

DAY 2 : Chalkis walking to Tzivani Winery

 

A coach will then take us a few kilometres outside the city for our 10km (+450m/-305m) 3,5-4 Hrs walk in the countryside. Our walk will be a leisurely day trip along part of the remains of ancient fortifications, overlooking the recent quarry of the cement works, with the harbour of Avlida in the distance. It is so surprising that so close to the city, we will come across wild birds of prey and various vegetation such as thyme and wild fruit bushes. Our walk ends in the best way, tasting local wine at the Bio Winery of Tzivani with the superb artefacts museum, with personally collected items by Mr Tzivani himself from all over the world. B, PL, D.

 

DAY 3 : Kato Kambia

We travel to Kato Kambia where there is a shrine and church below a waterfall. This is the start of a 11km (+410m/-362m) 4 Hrs nearly circular walk that will take us along the ridge above “The Hollows” to Skouderi with its 3 churches and Venetian Tower. We return to Kato Steni passing tree lined valleys, walnut groves and former clay pits. B, PL, D.

Day 4 : Rest day

 

You will be free to take it easy, or we can join you, walking round Chalkis, visiting various sites around the city. We can visit local delicacy shops and the market. B.

DAY 5 : Aghali Gorge

A trip to walk 7km (+210m/-880m) 4-5 Hrs down the spectacular tree-lined Aghali Gorge which starts below Evia’s highest mountain Dhirfys (1,743m). A lunch will be had in the mountain village of Steni. B, L.

 

DAY 6 : Steni

 

We return to Steni to start a 12km (+650m/-720m) 4 Hrs circular walk up through the woods by a stream to a ridge which leads back to Steni. There are spectacular views of the surrounding countryside including the mountain ranges of Dhirfys and Xerovouni. The day will be rounded off by a visit afterwards to a local award winning vineyard for a tasting session. B, PL.

 

DAY 7 : Eretria

 

A change of scenery with a visit to the museum in the ancient city of Eretria. We will then drive to the mountain pass near Gherondas before trekking 11km down to Eretria through the olive groves and hamlets. A final dinner in a village near Chalkida. B, PL, D.

 

DAY 8 : Departure

After a good breakfast, it will unfortunately be time to travel back to the airport.. However if you wish why not extend your stay and have a guided tour to the Acropolis of Athens or just spend a few more days in Athens or on Evia island. B.

 

Letters below refer to inclusions on everyday tour

B  – Breakfast included

PL – Packed lunch included

L  -  Lunch included

D  - Dinner included

Route

  1. Voudouri 13, Chalkida