Hiking Tour through mountain ranges and verdant ravines

  • Time: 4 hrs
  • Distance: 11 km
  • Difficulty: patousapatousa
  • Persons: min 2
  • Price: 40€ (min 2 persons)

Description

Hike through old paved trails and verdant landscapes.

Meet your guide in the morning and get a transfer to the verdand and mountainous village of “Arni” . On this half day hiking tour you will explore the mainland of the island  through fertile ravines and streams, old abandoned farm houses, small forests of oaks, planes, chestnut and walnut trees.
The village is built on a smooth slope at an altitude of 500 meters. The area is one of the most forested on the island. In the area the park of Kanavas, is a natural beauty area with rich vegetation and running waters.
“Arvanites” settled in the area of Arne in the 14th century after the invitation of the Venetian conquerors. The old dialect remains in use in the region even today, though,  it is spoken by few.
The trail crosses three consecutive hills in an absolute beauty scenery and descends towards “Katakoilos” where the river passes through the scattered settlement. After a short rest and a light pic nic at the shady square of the village, the route continues to Batsi. With beautiful views to the sea and to Batsi bay,  a well preserved narrow trail with the typical dry stone walls, leads you to the town.

Highlights
Arni Village
Magnificent landscapes
Lush vegetation and water abundance
Katakoilos Village
Views to Batsi bay and the sea
Rich biodiversity

Necessary: long trousers, appropriate shoes and socks, hat and sunscreen.

The prices vary depending on the route, the number of participants and the offered services.
Included: hiking guide, snacks, water, walking stics, digital photos and a gpx file map.
NOT included: Transportation to the starting point / pick up from the termination point
Tours start between 07.00-09.00 hrs depending on the season and weather conditions.

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