Melania Route

From 57€ per person

Melania Route

From 57€ per person

In all things of nature there is something of the marvelous, Aristotle

1. Description

Discover the spectacular beauty and the day-to-day lives of islanders in the picturesque villages of Aegiali bay – Tholaria, Lagada and Ormos. A hike through nature, culture and tradition with an experienced local guide that will lead the way in the ancient path of Amorgos.

Upon departing from Vigla Hotel which is the starting point, we’ll be heading towards village Lagada (or Langada) which is right opposite to ours, Tholaria. Breath in refreshing salty air and enjoy a moderate hike. It is the perfect option for immersing yourself in the sublime landscape of Aegiali bay. Don’t forget to keep your eyes peeled for charming baby goats or cute donkeys along your way.

We take the route to the famous Panagia Epanochoriani church (dedicated to Virgin Mary) that many believers visit during the great festival that takes place on August 15. Next stop is a traditional cafe where a cup of coffee or a fresh traditional sweet will be more than appreciated.

Last but not least, the visit to the remarkable small church (used to be a fortress, the church was built afterwards) of Agia Triada (the Holy Trinity) is a must-to-see attraction that was built to protect the people from raids.

Walking down towards the bay, you will follow one of the most ancient and well-preserved paths on the island. What is better than ending your hiking with swimming in Aegiali.

2. Useful Information

Start: Your lodging or pick-up point in Aegiali 
End: Aegiali
Length: 7.5 km (4.6 miles)
Timing: 4 hrs

3. Extra Information

Include: Guided visit, pastry, transfer from / to Aegiali.
Don’t forget: Closed-toe walking shoes, hat, swimsuit, sunscreen, 1L reusable water bottle, camera.

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I long to live so that I can explore what is no less than a new world to me, Oscar Wilde