Walk Greece ~ 4 Days
- Explore the "unknown" Cycladic island of Tinos
- Great network of historical cobbled paths
- Characteristic dovecotes on Tinos
- Idyllic beaches & rural innerland
- Amazing landscape with giant rock formations
- Tour Code: SPWG2019
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The Cycladic Islands is probably the most well-known group of islands in Greece. In this trip you discover the unknown islands of Tinos. Arriving on Tinos you see the impressive high fortress of Exoburgo and many dovecotes scattered all around the island.
Tinos is known as the Lourdes of Greece and on the 15th of august one will find thousands of pelgrims in Tinos Chora who go to the holy Panagia of Tinos. You will stay in the small village of Falatados in the center of the island from where you make impressive walks in the inner land and remote bands. On the last day you stay overnight in Tinos town. The old port with its fish taverns invites you for a last dinner on the seaside.
Itinerary - click for more
Day 1. Arrival on Tinos In the morning you take a ferry from Piraeus, Rafina or other island that connects with Tinos and arrive in the port of Tinos. A taxi takes you to the village Falatados in the inner land. It is definitely worthwhile to spend some time exploring the narrow alleys in Falatados and discover this very traditional village in your own way. Time permitted you can make a round walk from Falatados. Via a kalderimi you walk to the village Myrsini and descend to the (dry) river bed of the Livada river. You can opt to return from here via another kalderimi back to Falatados and enjoy some free time or you may continue to Livada beach and return partly via the same route.
Day 2. Circular walk from Tinos Tinos (Falatados) Todays walk is a great walk leading you all around the remarkable Exombourgo mountain and along the finest villages of Tinos. On the top of this mountain you find the Venetian Fortress Exoburgo. You walk through valleys and terraced fields, through villages with narrow alleys and along numerous churches and a monastery. In the wide valley between Loutra and Kambos are the finest dovecotes that are so characteristic for Tinos Island.
Day 3. Linair walk from Falatados to Chora. Optional round walk from Ormos Panormos, Tinos (Chora). This popular walk on Tinos offers great views on Tinos town and the south coast. You walk through agricultural fields towards the Exobourgo and then head southwards, descending via old mule tracks. You pass a few remarkable ruins of windmills and then descend via a long kalderimi to Tinos town. The walk is only 3 hours and hence there is plenty of time to visit the lively town of Tinos, dominated by the big church of Panagia. Or you may prefer to go to one of the sandy beach that are near the town. If you like to do some more walking, you can take a taxi or rent a car to explore the northern tip of the island and head for Ormos Panormos. You can make around walk from this seaside village to the traditional village Pyrgos and back. You walk from the marina of Panormos via a gravel road and a kalderimi to Pyrgos. Via marble steps you enter the white village of Pyrgos, which is said to be the prettiest village of Tinos. Marble craftsmen from Pyrgos are famous for their crafts. You may visit the Museum of Marble Crafts in Pyrgos and walk around in the village to admire the marble reliefs on the houses. On the village square you can opt for a nice coffee in the shade of the 200 year old plane tree. Then you continue your walk via donkey trails to 7 ruins of windmills, situated like giants on the mountain ridge. Then you descend to the quay of Panormos with its sandy beach nearby.
Day 4. Departure Transfer to the port of Tinos and departure to onward destination per
|1||Arrival on Tinos and transfer to the accommodation in Falatados. Walk around Falatados.||Tinos||4.5 & 12.5||2 & 5|
|2||Circular walk from Falatados around the Exombourgo mountain.||Tinos||16||7|
|3||Walk from Falatados to Chora. Luggage transfer to Chora town. Free afternoon in town or optional round walk from Ormos Panormos||Tinos (Chora)||8 & 5.2||3 & 2|
|4||Transfer to the port of Tinos and onward travel.|
- 3 nights accommodation on B&B basios, 2 in Falatados, Tinos and 1 in Chora, Tinos
- Transfer Tinos port-Falatados, luggage transfer Falatados-hotel in Tinos Chora and hotel in Chora-port of Tinos
- 24-hour telephone assistance, just a phone call away
- Detailed road book and maps in english
|Group Size:||Minimum 1 person|
|Trip Grade:||Moderate day walks are interspersed with more strenuous excursions, 4- 6 hours per day (excluding breaks) on hily to mountainous areas using well kept, sometimes stony paths.|
|Activity characteristics:||The walks are mostly unsurfaced tracks; Cobbled mule-paths and footpaths.|
|Best arrival & departure airports:||Athens, Mykonos|
|Best arrival & departure ports:||Piraeus, Rafina, Mykonos, Andros|
|Booking Season:||Starting on any day of the week, 1 April – 29 October.|
- The best time to travel to the Greek islands is between April and June and September to the end of October. In the summer months it gets very hot.
- We send a digital copy of route notes and destination manual to all agents. Route notes can be branded on home page according your needs. The agent is responsible for the printing of the road book and destination manual and maps and will need to send a full information pack to the guests. It is up to the agent to send this digitally or printed by post. We advise to print the documentation in A5 booklet size.
Prices p.p. 2019 in CAD
|Shared twin or double||$275|
|In single room, travelling with 2 people||$369|
|In single room, travelling with 3 people||$343|
|In double room, travelling with 3 people||$249|
|In double room, travelling with 4 people||$240|
Price per person in CAD Dollars. Price indicative of Euro Exchange, CAD $ subject to change.
Rates based on hotel availability. High season surcharges may apply.