Wonderful walking, remote villages, charming coastline and historic gems
The delightful island of Evia is a real hidden treasure, with old stone paths connecting quaint villages tucked away on the slopes of the mountains.
This walkers' paradise is little known outside of Greece and offers unique history and culture, an authentic atmosphere and the hospitality of the local towns and villages. We visit Roman quarries and aqueducts, Byzantine churches and Frankish castles and, in the summer months, we end the days swimming at deserted beaches and coves. Karystos town is our base for the week.
It is situated at the southernmost tip of the island, in a broad sandy bay overlooking the north Cyclades. From here, we enjoy five daywalks on the island, taking in the wonderful scenery. A walk down the famous Dimosaris Gorge is perhaps the highlight of the week, ending at the coastal village of Kalliani.
Traditional tavernas and waterfront ouzo-meze shops make eating and drinking here a wonderful experience.
What makes this trip responsible?
We have an excellent long-term relationship with our local operator, Thanos, who has been looking after our groups for many years. As a part of our continued commitment to responsible tourism, we operate this trip in a way that aims to reduce impacts and to give as much back as possible to the local communities, therefore we chose a hotel that has been run by a local family for the last 30 years and on each walking day, we choose to eat in local tavernas.
Walking on coast of Evia