Hiking: The Byzantine town of Episkopi

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Hiking in mountain paths, forest roads and more.

Discover virgin paths with dense vegetation and forgotten villages, monasteries, museums and a view that will compensate even the most demanding hiker.

A unique activity that leads to new destinations, gives health and guarantees images of magical beauty that every participant will remember in memory or in camera.

This activity is available all year long and it’s duration is a few hours.

To be able to participate in a basic hiking you need mental and physical health. You must have with you hiking shoes, comfortable clothes, a cap, sunglasses, a backpack and water along with light foods (sandwitch, chocolates, etc.).

With the arrival to the predetermined place of meeting, and after you meet the group, the hiking starts.

During the hiking you will be making a lot of stops to enjoy the view, take photographs, rest or have a mini picnic.

Throughout the hiking you will be receiving information from the guide about the history and civilization of the island.

Our goal is to enjoy the island, meet and love our institution and love nature.

“In all things in nature there is something remarkable.”
– Aristocle, 384 – 322 b.c, Ancient Greek Philosopher

Hike Description

This hike follows the sea past numerous swimming beaches, so take your swimsuit. It is the flattest of the three routes. Leave Hydra town by way of the sea promenade heading toward the fishing village of Kamini. Pick your way around the beached fishing boats there and continue along the sea. The flagstones of the walkway end at the Kamini swimming beach. Continue on the dirt road to Vlihos.

On the cliff above the Vlihos beach, your road turns inland and crosses a stone arched bridge. Note this spot for your return. Rising to your left is a stone walkway that is a delightful return into Hydra town. This footpath passes through meadows, past another cemetery, and connects with the upper town. As an evening walk, it is the ultimate in peace and serenity.

For now, continue onward along the sea through Vlihos to the “dry-dock” at Palamida. (You can take a water taxi to this point.) The road curves inland now and climbs the hill. Eventually you will reach a cluster of houses called Episkopi. Reputedly the site of a Byzantine village, Episkopi is now goat farmers and people who like to be remote. At the end of the roughest stone road of your life is a gate. You have reached the far side of the island.

At the bottom of the onward path is a swimming cove, far far below. Climb the gate and veer left across stony pasture. The path is visible in the trees ahead.

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