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Whilst every effort will be made to adhere to the outlined itinerary and advertised program, local conditions can change due to weather or other unforeseen circumstances. This may mean that routes and timings need to be amended or the order of days may change, sometimes at short notice.
This departure: Grade 4
Arrive Athens airport from London Heathrow, and transfer by coach to the port of Metoxi, on the Peloponnese, where we board water taxis to the island of Hydra. Luggage will be collected from the harbour by the hotel and we will walk the short distance to our accommodation. We stay for 5 nights’ accommodation at the charming Hotel Hydroussa. Dinner will be at a local tavern, close to the hotel, this evening
Our circular walk from the hotel today takes us via the Ag Madrona monastery, Ag Nicolaos and Mandraki.
Distance: 12km (8 miles), Ascent/Descent 300m
We take sea taxis from the port this morning for Palamhidas, where we start our walk. Views of the south coast accompany our picnic lunch stop and there is the opportunity for an afternoon swim at Plakes. We return to the hotel via a coastal path or, if you prefer, by sea taxi.
Distance: 8km (5 miles), Ascent/Descent 200m
There's free time this morning to visit the local museums, shop in the handicraft shops or perhaps take a boat trip. In the afternoon, our walk takes us to Plakes where we stop at a tavern for refreshments before taking a scenic inland route back to the hotel.
Distance: 6km (3.5 miles), Ascent/Descent 100m
Today our walk takes us to the Prophet Elijah monastery , where we have our lunch and with a possible extension to the top of Mount Eros. Our return route descends to the hotel.
Distance: 9km (5.5 miles), Ascent/Descent 588m
Taking the ferry, we leave Hydra today for nearby Poros. Our luggage will be transferred by the hotel, while we make the short walk to the port. An orientation visit of Poros town will be offered prior to dinner in one of the sea front tavernas.
Our walk to Poseidon's temple starts directly from the hotel. We have our picnic lunch there before continuing to Monastery Bay and the monastery of Zoodochos Pigi (which means spring of life). We return to the hotel on foot.
Distance: 12kms (8 miles), Ascent/Descent 300m
We take a short ferry ride to the mainland today to visit both the theatre at Epidaurus and the Troezen (Troizina) archaeological site. After our visit we'll walk to the Theseus Stone, Tower of Dalamatas and the Devil's Bridge. We'll catch the ferry back to Poros, with time to stop in Poros Town before returning to the hotel.
Distance: 6km (4.5 miles), Ascent/Descent 100m
From the hotel, we take the high route to Russian Bay, where we'll stop for a picnic lunch. Russian Bay was used for provisioning the Russian navy during the Greek war if Independence. We'll see lovely neo-classical mansions above the road as we walk. There'll be time for an afternoon swim before walking back to the hotel.
Distance: 12km (8 miles), Ascent/Descent 300m (with some extra undulations)
We leave Poros today, taking the ferry to Galatas on the mainland and transferring by coach to Athens airport.
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