The English name and the species name eleonorae commemorate Eleanor of Arborea, Queen or Lady-Judge (Juighissa) and national heroine of Sardinia, who in 1392, under the jurisdiction conferred by the Carta de Logu, became the first ruler in history to grant protection to hawk and falcon nests against illegal hunters.
Airport- Pigadia (capital of Karpathos)
Your guide meets you at the airport to transfer you to your hotel in Pigadia -the capital of Karpathos-. After settling into your rooms, the remaining hours
will be available for taking a first stroll, learning the history and observing the architecture of the town and visiting the historical museum.
In the morning, we will be transferred to Menetes village and we will start our first trekking to Othos village.
During the hike, going to the north, we will able to stare the region of Pigadia and we will meet Aperi and Vollada villages.
Our guide will explain the history and the development of each one through the time.
Once we will arrive, we will visit the cultural museum of Othos village and after relaxing we will return back to our hotel in Pigadia.
Free time ,dinner and overnight stay in Pigadia.
|Trekking altitude:||423m - 470m|
|Trekking time:||4 - 5 hours|
|Total time:||7 - 8 hours|
On the Top!
On this day hike we will conquer the highest pick of Karpathos, mountain Kali Limni (1215 m)!
The view from the top is absolutely marvelous and if the weather is good we can see other islands such as Kasos, Rhodes and Crete!
After the hiking we will return to Lastos region to relax!
|Trekking altitude:||470m - 1215m|
|Trekking time:||4- 5 hours|
|Total time:||5 - 6 hours|
After our breakfast, we will start the hike from Lastos to Spoa village.
The highlight of this trail is the alternation of the natural environment because during the hiking
we can come across three different types of ecosystems.
We will find a pinewood, 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.
960m -610m- 50m
4 - 5 hours
7 - 8 hours
Discover the Protected Area of North Karpathos!
On this day, will start our hike from Spoa village to Olympos village –the capital of tradition and culture-.
During the hike we will enter to Protected Area (Natura 2000) and our guide will explain everything about the flora and fauna!
The protected area of Karpathos includes 52.1 km2 of sea and about 102 km2 of land.
The area of eco-develοpment in Karpathos includes the area named “North Karpathos and Saria and coastal sea zone” covering in total 113km2 and
belongs to the network of protected areas “NATURA 2000”, coded GR4210003
which is characterised as Special Protection Area (SPA, in application of the directive 79/409/EE) and
as Site of Community Importance (SCI, in application of the directive 92/43/EE).
The rich flora includes more than 940 species of plants, 87 of which are endemic, rare or under threat of extinction.
|Trekking altitude:||610 m -270m|
|Trekking time:||6 - 7hours|
|Total time:||8 - 9 hours|
In the morning, we will have a guided tour through the history of Olympos village and its numerous windmills and our guide will help us to discover the secrets of this primeval community.
Here, we meet craftsmen making the traditional leather boots, fit either for labour or dancing, and others who make musical instruments for feasts and festivals.
Don’t be surprised if you happen to come across women wearing their traditional dress and baking bread in ovens alongside the narrow paths of the village.
Just thank them for the hot steaming fresh-made pastry that may slide into your palm and relish the hospitality pouring out of a welcoming verse or so-called mantinada.
Lastly, a visit to the cultural museum of Olympos will give us a compact idea of the cultural heritage of the place and its people.
After that we will start our trekking to Diafani village in which we can relax next to the sea and have dinner in tradional tavernas.
Overnight in Diafani village.
|Trekking altitude:||270m -0m|
|Trekking time:||2 - 3 hours|
|Total time:||4 - 5 hours|
Crossing Saria Island!
We depart from Diafani by boat to Saria Island north of Karpathos and the bay named “Giaplos”.
The tour starts with crossing the island of Saria from south to north ending up with a guided visit at abandoned but well preserved rural settlement of Argos.
Our way back to the Palatia beach passes through the medieval pirate hamlet spread around the cove.
After a brief interval, we all get on board our diving boat where our instructors will guide us to discover the magnificent, crystal clear seabed of Saria island,
using only a simple snorkelling equipment (mask, snorkel, pair of flippers).
Around 18:00 pm we will have returned by boat to Diafani and we will have dinner in a local restaurant.
Departure from Diafani to the airport.
We will quickly pass by the rest of the villages of Karpathos.
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