Skopelos Island

ROCK PINE AT SKOPELOS ISLAND

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What a better way to enjoy the natural beauty of the island of Skopelos than a walking and hiking tour holiday! On our tours, you will get to enjoy the fantastic landscapes offering breath-taking views of different Skopelos towns, pine forests, and beautiful beaches. These outdoor adventures and activities are ideal for nature lovers as you will also get to experience the Skopelos unique wildlife and vegetation.

Expert Guide Skopelos

Trekking at Skopelos island with outstanding viewsOur guide has been actively involved in the clearing of historic kalderimi  stone pathways which connected the various points on the island. Her important work on the island’s hiking trails has helped to offer a glimpse of what life on the island was like way back then. The hiking trails included in the program have been specifically selected by our professional guide so as to offer a complete and well-rounded experience encompassing the Skopelos  various cultural, historical, and natural highlights.  

Skopelos Walking and Hiking Organised Tour Holiday

Our Skopelos Five Night walking tour holiday package includes hotel accommodations at Rigas Hotel Skopelos Town which is conveniently located and 4 walking tours with a knowledgeable English-speaking local guide. In addition, the organised walking tour package also includes meals as indicated, free or greatly discounted ferry tickets*, and round-trip transfers from the port in Skopelos Town to Rigas Hotel. The daily walking tours are on a semi-private basis and your party may be combined with another party on a given tour date.

*Ferry Ticket Discount Terms

Skopelos Trekking and Walking Tour Program:

 

Monday:              Skopelos Town Walk” 2 hrs 
                          

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After arriving in Skopelos, meet your transfer driver at the port for your transfer to Rigas Hotel.

18:00 Meet with the local guide in the hotel lobby. 

Learn what it is like to live year-round on Skopelos. Join your guide for a light-hearted chat while you stroll through Skopelos Town. Enjoy the beautiful architecture found throughout the town which was declared a historical preservable monument by the Ministry of Culture. On the way, visit one of the oldest churches on the island. Each walk is unique and our local guide will make sure you do not miss anything of interest!

20:00 Return to the hotel for dinner buffet* at Rigas Hotel
*Dinner buffet available starting June 3rd

 

Tuesday:              Panormos Bay – Coast to Coast Hiking” 4 – 4.5 hrs

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08:00 Breakfast in the hotel

09:00 Pick up box lunch from reception and meet with the guide in the hotel lobby

A beautiful walk right off the beaten track. This journey will take you through olive groves and along dirt roads and old tracks. Opportunity for swimming at Panormos Beach.

15:00 Arrive to hotel by municipal bus* from Panormos. *Each guest can pay for bus fare locally, estimated cost of 2.5 euros. 

Afternoon at leisure followed by dinner buffet in the evening at Rigas Hotel.

Wednesday:         Bird’s-Eye View” 3 hrs

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08:00 Breakfast in the hotel


09:00 Pick up box lunch from reception and meet with the guide in the hotel lobby.


Except for the beginning, this circular hike is quite easy!  It takes you through Mili hamlet and up into the hills opposite the town. Enjoy a rest at a beautiful spring, where fresh, cool water runs all year round. From there, we make our way across to the monastery of Sotiros* and down one of the new stone paths back to town.*Monastery of Sotirios opens after May15th. Tours beforehand will substitute with alternate path.

Afternoon at leisure followed by dinner buffet in the evening at Rigas Hotel.


Thursday:          Elios Retsina Trail” 4 – 4.5 hrs

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08:00 Breakfast in the hotel


09:00 Pick up box lunch from reception and meet with the guide in the hotel lobby

Enjoy spectacular views across Stafilos Valley after climbing up one of the oldest cobbled tracks. Continue even higher to the Raches Ridge then over to the Potami Valley. From here there is another climb up and over Saint Riginos Pirgos using a recently rediscovered and cleared stone path. From here, enjoy views over the neighboring island of Skiathos and beyond down to our destination of Neo Klima / Elios. This trail has been named The Retsina Trail as it was used by the resin collectors of the island. Small tins were nailed to the pine trees and the collectors would regularly come along and collect the pine sap which was then taken to The Resin Collectors Cottage on the Elios sea shore.

Afternoon at leisure followed by dinner buffet in the evening at Rigas Hotel.

 

Friday:             Day at leisure

 

Organised Package Pricing 2017:

Indicative package pricing is based on 1 traveller, 2 travellers, and 6 travellers. For specific pricing for your walking tour holiday, please let us know the details of your trip and make-up of your group in our request.  

Five-nights at Rigas Hotel

Half Board** Soft All-Inclusive*** Soft All-Inclusive Soft All-Inclusive Soft All-Inclusive Half Board
May 1 - June 2 June 3 - June 18 June 19 - June 30 Aug. 28 - Sept. 8 Sept. 9 - Sept. 30 Oct. 1 - Oct. 15
Number of Travellers
Single Person 410 € 445 € 500 € 500 € 445 € 410 €
Couple Sharing Room (total for 2) 580 € 650 € 750 € 750 € 650 € 580 €
Group of 6 in Sharing Rooms (per person) 270 € 305 € 355 € 355 € 305 € 270 €

**HB: Breakfast and Take Away Lunch Box

***Soft All-Inclusive: Breakfast, Take Away Lunch Box, Buffet Dinner

Pricing is based on Double Room category. You can upgrade to a Studio Category room with a 15€ per night supplement at Rigas Hotel Skopelos Town. This Walking Tour Package applies for guests of other lodgings too. Please call tel. +30 210 6919111 or email us This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

BOOK BY MARCH 31, 2017 AND RECEIVE A 10% DISCOUNT OFF OF YOUR ACCOMMODATIONS!

 

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Hiking Trails on Skopelos

  • Skopelos island Greece trekking toping ChoraSkopelos Town – Stafilos – Velanio: This trail begins in Skopelos Town and ends at 2 very beautiful beaches, finishing the 5 km hike off with a nice swim! During the trail you will meet with the chapel of Saint Irene Chrysovalantou and the picturesque church of Saint Panteleimon. In Stafilo and Velanio, if you are lucky, you can see Aegean Seagulls and various other seabirds. The coastline of Paloukiou, next to Velanio is one of the most important shelters of the endangered Mediterranean Seal of the Norther Sporades.
  • Skopelos Town – Delfi – Ancient Sentoukia  - Mountaintop: This trail reached the highest point on the island at 681 meters with a one-of-a-kind 360 degree view of all of the Northern Sporades, Evia, Pilio, Chalkidiki, and the northeastern Aegean.
  • Skopelos Town – Spring of Saint Marina
  • Skopelos Town – Monastery
  • Skopelos Town – Prophet Elias
  • Skopelos Town – Tzeliki Spring
  • Skopelos Town – Palouki – Saint Taxiarchis and Saint Anna: On this trail you will have the chance to enjoy the breath-taking view and to visit many of the historic monasteries on the island.
  • Glossa – Keramotou Beach: This path follows the flow of a small river into Keramatou Creek, crossing the forest.
  • Glossa-Loutraki: You can go downhill on the stone pathway that the villagers used to use in the olden days to get to the port of Loutraki.
  • Glossa – Saint Ioannis at Kastri
  • Keramoto Path to Glossa: see the trail here
  • Old (Palaio) Klima – Loutraki and Glossa
  • Old (Palaio) Klima – Saint Ioannis Kastri
  • New (Neo) Klima – Kastani (“Mamma Mia!” Beach) – Milia Beach: An invigorating journey which combines the pines and the sea with a view of the small island of Dasias.
  • The municipality of Skopelos in cooperation with the Greek National Tourism Organization has created a network of 5 trails with signage and kiosks.
  • At the main port, you will be able to find maps with the following trails:
  • Τ1 Skopelos Town – Top of Palouki Mountain and Monasteries
  • Τ2 Trail from Vatos (from Palouki Mountain) to Taxiarchon Monastery and Saint Anna
  • Τ3 Skopelos Town – Saint Konstantinos – Tzelali Spring
  • Τ4 Old (Palaio) Klima – Loutraki
  • Τ5 Loutraki - Glossa

 

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Kifissias Ave, 125-127

Athens 11524 – Greece

Cosmos Center – Suite 830

Tel:  +30 210 6919111

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Office in Skopelos Island

Spyrou Hotels

Skopelos Chora

Skopelos Island-37003

Greece

Tel:  +30 24240.22142, 22978, 22618

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