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This time in Lesvos we did a very beautiful hiking trip through the mountain of Olympus (967m), which is located over Agiassos. Yes, this is a different mountain Olympus. Mountain Olympus of Agiassos Mt Olympus overlooking Agiassos village, is the highest...
There are some places that look really great. But there, you also meet a person who can change the way you experience and see the same place, in a way that it becomes a magical experience. It reveals a...
One of the well known villages of Lesvos is Molyvos. A build-with-stone village with a fort on the top, is famous for it's food, promenade areas and splendid view to the Aegean. We stayed at a very nice seaside hotel,...
We have never seen the remains of a petrified forest before. The Petrified Forest of Lesvos (Lesvos Geopark) is one of the few discovered around the world. The forest is part of the Global Geopark Network of UNESCO. Read about our...
Our journey in Lesvos is moving on! This time it was Horseback riding time. Horseback riding is something that we found to be enjoyable only when we see that the horse owners have a special connection with their horses. Humans and horses go...
Our travels through Lesvos continue by moving to Agios Isidoros, next to Plomari. Plomari would be our base for rock climbing with Kostas from Lesvos Climbing & Trekking Club. We had to leave behind the Heliotrope Hotel but before that...
Our adventures and outdoor activities in Lesvos island, Greece were becoming more and more intriguing, as we were about to ride some bikes through dirt roads and forests. Lesvos island offers a huge variety of cycling/mountain bike and hiking routes. Imagine...
We were getting out of the comfy airplane, which just landed at the island of Lesvos, a 1 hour flight trip from Athens, when the following dialogue took place. Chris: Seems like, it is the 80th of August...! Maria: Wait... What? What do you mean...
Our tribute to island of Chios, completes (for now) with our post for 3 medieval Chios villages. These are the well known Mesta, Olympi and Pyrgi. We mentioned these through our Chios posts here, here, here, here, here, here and...
There are some places in Chios where you crave to feel the water. Chios beaches have such an energy and feeling, that you are lured to slowly merge your body with the sea. Two of them are marked as...
Adventures at Chios island are in a rampage! In this post read about two controversial things. We visited an abandoned castle village at the top of a hill, and the sweetest experience of all: the Citrus museum and sweets...
Mastic, is a magical product that grows at the island of Chios. That makes the mastic products of Chios are know worldwide. It is known since old times that it helps in maintaining good health, healing ailments and even...
You have read about things to do at various villages of Chios, as well as sailing around Chios. Now it is time to go a bit "darker" and deeper, inside the mountains of Chios. More specifically you will read about...
Chios is well known for the upcoming of numerous Greek shipping magnates. It is an island with strong relations to shipping and sailing. When you are there you have to allocate some days for sailing holidays. So, after exploring Volissos...
As you see, our stories about Chios island will keep on coming. We would like to show you a gorge we walked through while we stayed at Spilia Guesthouses at Kardamila, Chios. Before that we stayed at Volissos (yeap, go...
Seven hours by ferry from Athens (or far shorter by airplain), and Chios Greece will reveal itself to the North Aegean traveler. Things like the mastic tree and the roots of Greek shipping industry have their origin weaved with...
You may have heard of Chios Island for their Easter customs with fireworks and all, and you may have heard them for the famous Chios Mastic. Yet, is that all? Nope. Chios has great hiking trails and a spectacular...
Today, April 18th is the World Heritage Sites Day and it is a celebration of Cultural Heritage. Greece -as the cradle of Western civilization- also has to exhibit a good number of Unesco recognized world Heritage sites. Let's have...
Volissos Chios, Malagkiotis Valley and Panagia Neromylon at the Amani area - these odd sounding names are your key words to discovering one of the most interesting hiking trails of the north part of Chios island. By the way,...
Whether you are a backpacker looking for adventure and excitement, or a family looking to relax and rejoice in the wonders of nature - Lesvos, Mytilini is the place to be! A mesmerizing amalgamation of art, architecture and the Aegean...