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Walking and Hiking Holidays in Greece with Kalikalos

Join us for walking and hiking holidays in Greece this year!29 May - 5 June, 5 - 12 June, 28 Aug - 4 Sept, and 4 - 11 Sept 2015   Join ou

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Join us for walking and hiking holidays in Greece this year!
29 May – 5 June, 5 – 12 June, 28 Aug – 4 Sept, and 4 – 11 Sept 2015
 
Join our knowledgeable English guides, Jill Sleeman who has lived in the Pelion peninsula of Greece for the last dozen years and Michelle Brydie from Wales as they take you to the nooks and crannies of this beautiful area and aquaint you with the history and culture of this region of Greece. Mt Pelion in Greece is truly a walker’s paradise. Our walking weeks offer a varied programme of guided 3-4 hr morning walks — through apple orchards and olive groves, deep into the woods, up the mountain, along the wilder stretches of coast line, down to the beaches of the Aegean.
 
Apart from Saturday, walks start after breakfast and end on a beach where we have a picnic lunch, an afternoon swim and are picked up about 5:45 pm (17:45). Intrepid walkers may wish to walk back up hill to the Centre (about 90-120 min).
 
On Saturday we meet for coffee after the community meeting to talk about the region and our itineraries for the week and to go over local maps and resources. 
 
Sample Walking holidays in Greece Itinerary
  • Sunday — Chestnuts and Olive Trees  A 535 m descent from Kissos village shrouded in forests with chestnut trees and ending at the stunning beach of Plaka by Agios Ioannis. Our route to the sparkling turquoise Aegean sea wends its way through apple orchards, chestnut forests, and olive groves. We pass Agios Dimitrios with its traditional flag-stoned village square and massive Church. At the foot of Mt Pelion where the verdant moutains greet the shimmering water at the sea-shore we have our lunch, our afternoon swim and laze on the beach.
  • Monday — The Hidden Squares and Gardens of Tsagarada An ideal opportunity to understand the local net-working of mule paths within the large aristocratic village of Tsagarada. We’ll walk in the shade of enormous chestnut trees, admire the traditional archictecture and soak up the unique atmosphere of the beautiful village squares and village churches.
  • Tuesday — Kissos to Mouresi and on to Damouchari   This energetic walk begins with a descent into the steep forested valley between the two villages of Kissos and Mouresi. We pass tumbling rivers, small cascading waterfalls and rock pools. We then climb steeply up to Mouresi, passing through chestnut forests, apple and cherry orchards. This is then followed by a descent to Damouchari, an enchanting and idyllic harbour with a dazzling white pebble beach, where parts of the film Mama Mia were made. We spend the afternoon there in the cafes and on the beach, meeting the rest of the community for supper at Apostoli’s taverna.
  • Wednesday — Tsagarada- Fakistra- Damouchari   Leaving the chestnut forests of Tsagarada the path leads to the small and spectacular beach of Fakistra. Following a swim and a break for our picnic lunch, we continue on by a coastal walk to Damouchari.
  • Thursday — Tsagarada   A walk through the chestnut forest high in Tsagarada ending back at Tsagarada main square where we will eat our lunch under the shade of the the renowed 800 year old plane tree. 

Guide / Holiday Course Tutor

Our experienced guides, Jill Sleeman and Michelle Brydie, are both British with extensive experience hiking in Greece, Wales and other locations worldwide.



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Accommodation

What Accommodation is provided at the Centre? * 7 rooms in the hotel, one triple, one ensuite quad, four twins, (two ensuite). * Three rooms at the neighboring guest house share a common shower/toilet. * Four tent spaces with tents.

About the Local Area

What’s unique about Kalikalos? The combination of workshop experience with seaside holiday in which everyone coming here becomes a full member of the temporary but authentic community that is responsible for each week. The location: well off the beaten foreign tourist track--combining a lush green forest ecosystem with gorgeous crystal clear sandy Aegean beaches. * A place to practice living and thinking holistically—to use your holiday to save the earth! * Here you will meet other new friends who share your aspirations for a better world of peace, partnership and sustainability. * For those not wanting a workshop, the Centre offers a living-in-community guest programme.

How to Find Us

The Kalikalos Centre at Hotel Martiou is located at the edge of the village of Kissos, four miles (7 km) from the sea, and 25 miles (40km) east of Volos, Greece's 6th largest city. Volos is 4 hr by bus from Athens, 2½ hr from Thessaloniki and 1½ hr by “Flying Dolphin” hydrofoil from Skiathos island. There are direct flights to Volos (VOL) on Air Berlin, Ryan Air and Monarch air (from Manchester and London, Gatwick.) Check out the travel page at http://www.kalikalos.com/information/maps.shtml#UK

Our Prices

The walking holiday in Greece week including full board and accommodation is 400 Euro. This does not include flights or transport to the centre. KaliKalos is a community experience and guests contribute to the daily running of the centre. Typically, this means about 7 hours of light work around the centre including joining the cooking team once in the week. Working together is all part of holistic living that makes kalikalos so special. * Walking Holidays in the Pelion Greece @ €400pp

What's Included

The week including full board and accommodation is 400 Euro.

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Phone: #44 (0)208 816 8533
Location: Kissos, Pelion, Greece
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