«The best way to meet a place is to hike»

Hiking in Karpathos island is the most famous outdoor activity. Guided Hiking Tours help you to see the natural environment with safety but also to learn the history of every path of the island.

With more than 30 paths Karpathos invites us to explore and discover it as each one possesses its own unique history, architecture, and biodiversity.

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There are paths, which will lead us to the highest tops of the island (Kali Limni 1215m and Prophet Elias 719m) with a breathtaking view that casts a spell on the senses.

Other paths will lead us to virgin and isolated beaches where we can relax and enjoy the sun and swimming.

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A unique trait of the paths of Karpathos is the alternation of the natural environment because during hiking you can come across three different types of ecosystems.

You will also find a pinewood, a river surrounded by plane trees, a region filled with old terraces revealing the past, as well as natural springs with cool water which take your thirst away and give you the chance to relax!

 

Paths and Trails of Karpathos island

The path of Crossing Saria Island: One of the most beautiful paths in Karpathos is the one which crosses the island of Saria. The total distance of this path is 7.422 km and it takes around 4 hours hiking. The starting point is Giaplos beach and the end is the beach of Palatia. During the hike, our local guides will explain to you the history of the place and the traditional way of the local life because Saria island was well known for the dairy products such as butter and cheese from goat and sheep milk. 

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The path from Avlona to the natural port of Tristomo:  The path which connects Avlona settlement with Tristomo gulf is full of history and breathtaking views! The total distance is 8.646km and it takes 4 hours. Our local guides will show you all the important fro the local places and how the residents could survive in the mountains without any river or spring around. Later, when we arrive in Tristomo, we will have a break in a traditional house where we can enjoy a light launch, coffee or a beer!  

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The Path to the most important ancient city of Vroukounda: Starting from Avlona, the most important agriculture place, we will follow a path which is more than 2000 years old! The total distance is 4.00 km and it takes 1.5 hours. When we arrive in the place of the ancient city our local guides will tell you in details the history, when and why the city destroyed by the pirates. Moreover, we will have a break in a really nice beach and we enjoy a light lunch under the trees!

 

If you are a solo hiker and you want tips, advice and  transportation support, don't hesitate to contact our professional team!

Follow Your KarPATHos!!!

Testimonials

From Avlona to Tristomo

From Avlona to Tristomo

Thanks to Evangelia we had a nice hike
from Avlona to Tristomo.
It has been a day full of Greek culture, nature,
habits, explanation of old way to cultivate.
Evangelia is very well prepared
and she will answer all questions
about this great island

vivianap645

one day around Olympos

one day around Olympos

Great day perfectly organized by Evangelia.
Fantastic guide really knowing karpathos
and with an incredible attitude to transmit
"greek" feeling. Very sweet with our kid.
We can't forget her family, her kitten,
the baby goat and the hens!
Don't miss Evangelia if you are in Karpathos!

Lise Wearing, Canada:

Lise Wearing, Canada:

We loved:
- the variety and originality of experiences
- our guides's deep knowledge and love of
the island
- amazing local food catering to our
vegetarian preferences
- comfortable and spacious accomodation
- expert and professional guiding
- always going the extra mile to make sure
we are.more than satisfied.
We love Ecotourism Karpathos and highly
recommend it!
Jim and Lise Wearing

Paola Grandi, Italy

Paola Grandi, Italy

Arrivarci a piedi nei posti ha un sapore
tutto speciale...trekking a Karpathos.
Oggi con l'aiuto di Evangelia di Ecotourism
Karpathos, una guida ambientale
bravissima, molto professionale,disponibile
e simpatica. Da Lastos a Kato Lefkos...
giro molto suggestivo e alla fine
un mare stupendo.

Helene Sakellarides, France

Helene Sakellarides, France

une jeune et belle équipe locale pour vous
guider dans l'organisation
de tout votre séjour NATURE
à karpathos depuis votre arrivée à
l'aéroport y compris le logement et les
randonnées et les transports.....le mieux
étant d'arriver par bateau à diafani...
un privilège suprême!

Jeremy Stamas,USA

Jeremy Stamas,USA

We had a great experience with
Ecotourism Karpathos. Evangelia's
knowledge about the history,
culture, and environment of northern
Karpathos is incredible, and it made our
time on the island truly special.
Her walking tour of Olympos and her
guided hikes were full of insights and
details you won't find in any guidebook.
It was a perfect way to see and
experience the less-visited areas of
this amazing island.

Tori Nicole, USA

Tori Nicole, USA

My husband, 11 month old, and I had
a phenomenal time with
Ecotourism Karpathos.
We were met at our hotel and
given a tour of the island
as we drove to Olympos.
By traveling in a small group,
we were able to get a more
intimate view of the village.
We met local women and even came
across the priest in Olympos’ main church.
One of our favorite highlights
was visiting the small farming village
a few minutes down the road
and seeing dry farming in action.
The tour exceeded our expectations!

Hilary Chan, USA

Hilary Chan, USA

We spent a most unforgettable weekend
at the end of September in Karpathos.
Stayed 3 nights in the traditional village
of Olympos, with our own private view of Aegean
sunset, and a chance to chat with
local crafts people before the arrival of
daytime tourists. Evangelia and her
company have provided us with airport
transfer to the hotel, a driven guided
tour of the rest of the
island, which included a visit to the
church of Panagia Vrisiani in Mesochori,
and hands-on lessons in the making
of traditional country
bread baked in a wood fired
communal brick oven.
Evangelia had also arranged, per our
request, lessons in a traditional
folk dance called Pano Horos,

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