East Lefkada Nikiana Mountain Trails

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 Mountain trails are a group of people, whose love for nature began many years ago. Together we will cross gorges, walk along marked paths and ridges.

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Activities in Lefkada

On this beautiful island part of the Seven Islands, renowned for its beautiful beaches, we offer you an alternative form of activity. It is a proposal that concerns your engagement with mountain trekking and discovering magical routes. Join us as we discover the beauty of our island, which has a magnificent mountain mass, that will surprise and leave even the most demanding trekkers satisfied.

 

LEFKADA - MELISSA GORGE
  Starting from Lefkada, heading towards the mountainous village of Karya at a distance of 6km we encounter the monument
  of the villagers who rebelled against English rule in 1819. The road has small turns and leads us after 2km to the dirt
  road that is the beginning of our excursion. Moving forward we reach the arch that signifies the entrance to the gorge.
  Right below is the cave's spring where we can refill our water bottles and carry on. After walking on a beautiful path
  we reach a clearing and we head towards the Kako Langadi, a path paved with small wooden bridges, waterfalls, small lakes,
  watermills where the trees, the water, the waterfalls, and the tall rocks create breathtaking scenery. The end of our
  route leads us to a kiosk where we can rest and at the same time enjoy nature. Heading back we stop at the clearing
  we saw at the beginning and we have our picnic. All together we return to Lefkada.

  Duration
 
 Lefkada - Mellisa Gorge driving distance of 20 minutes
  Lefkada - Melissa Gorge - and return 3-4 hours
  Very Easy difficulty and demanding level

  What to have
  Equipment: Backpacκ, Batton, Trekking shoes, Hat, Sun cream, Food, Snacks, Water, Money (for food or drinks etc.)
  Note: There is a local Taverna that provides food and drinks if you wish to have lunch.
  The optional meal is not included in the price of this trek

  We provide
  Batton, hat, water, snack, and insurance

  COST: 35€

 
NIKIANA - SKAROS - RED CHURCH - KOLIVATA
  From the seaside village of Nikiana, we begin our route towards the mountain of Skaros. A beautiful route but quite hard due to the 
  altitude difference: 0-600m – 3km The trail is developed on the mountain trail running route (Lefkas Trail Running) that takes place
  on Lefkada, alternating from dirt, stone, and cobblestone to woodland ending in the village of Kolivata a graphic, mountainous
  village. The route divides into two zones: the first ending in the plateau of Skaros and the second ending in the village of Kolivata.
  The route is demanding, hard, and possibly the best on Lefkada. In the village of Kolivata, there is an option to have
  food or drinks in the local taverna. The return route is the same with small changes, ending at our starting point of Nikiana village.

  Duration
 
 Lefkada - Nikiana driving distance of 15minutes
  Nikiana - Summit (645m) - Red Church - Kolivata and return 5-6 hours
  High difficulty and demanding level

  What to have
  Equipment: Backpacκ, Batton, Trekking shoes, Hat, Sun cream, Food, Snacks, Water, Money (for food or drinks etc.)
  Note: There is a local Taverna that provides food and drinks if you wish to have lunch.
  The optional meal is not included in the price of this trek

  We provide
  Batton, hat, water, snack, and insurance

  COST: 35€

 


  RED CHURCH - KOLIVATA
  
We start our route from the clearing in front of Red Church (Kokkini Ekklesia) and we follow an amazing path through the forest. 
  Walking next to century-old trees, passing through rocky walkways and crossing a riverbed, ending up in a clearing, we will then
  see the old Kolyvatian fresh water tap. We will then ascend on a rocky landscape and end up in the mountainous traditional village
  of Kolivata. There we can relax in the village’s square and in the traditional cafeteria/taverna. Then we will return to our base.

  Duration
  Lefkada - Red Church driving distance 45minutes
  Red Church - Kolivata about 4hours
  Medium difficulty route

  What to have
  Equipment: Backpack, Batton, Trekking shoes, Wind resistance jacket, Hat, Sun cream, Food, Snacks, Water, Money (for food or drinks etc.)
  Note: There is a local Taverna that provides food and drinks if you wish to have lunch.
  The optional meal is not included in the price of this trek

  We provide

  Batton, hat, water, snack, and insurance

  COST: 35€


  EGLOUVI - AG. DONATOS - VOLTI EGLOUVIS - AG. ILIAS - EGLOUVI
  From the mountainous village of Eglouvi, at an altitude of 730m and from the main square, begins a paved cobblestone path that
  leads us to the trekking trail. After 30minutes we find ourselves in the plateau of Eglouvi, at Ag. Donatos at an altitude of 900m.
  This is where the famous lentils of Eglouvi are harvested. There are wells that offer us their cold freshwater, tholons that are used
  until this day to gather the lentils, and the Volti, ancient buildings full of unique beauty and architecture, thought to be from Homeric
  times. After spending time admiring the natural beauty and Lefkada town from above, we continue our excursion heading towards
  the little church of Ag. Ilias, at an altitude of 1036m. From this point, there is a superb panoramic view of the whole island and of the
  surrounding islands. This view enchants even the most difficult of guests. We will then return through the paved cobblestone path,
  ending in the village of Eglouvi. After relaxing and enjoying the village’s square, we will return by car to Lefkada.

  Duration
  Lefkada - Eglouvi driving duration 50 minutes
  Eglouvi - Ag. Donatos - Volti 40 minutes (Through the trail)
  Ag. Donatos - Af. Ilias 2 hours (On the main road)
  Ag. Ilias - Eglouvi 2 hours (Through the trail)
  Α demanding route regarding the duration time and not due to the teren

  What to have
  Equipment: Backpack, Batton, Trekking shoes, Wind resistance jacket, Hat, Sun cream, Food, Snacks, Water, Money (for food or drinks etc.)
  Note: There is a local Taverna that provides food and drink if you wish to have lunch.
  The optional meal is not included in the price of this trek

  We provide
 
 Batton, hat, water, snack and insurance

  COST: 35€
 


  CHARADIATIKA - ALATRO CANYON
  From Charadiatika a village near Nydri we head towards Alatro, a village that used to be the first capital of Lefkas. It is well hidden
  so that the citizens would be protected from pirates many years ago. The trail passes through rough tureen, the gorge and
  becomes really interesting, as we approach the village of Alatro. As soon as we arrive, we will find a tap with running fresh water a
  and a sycamore tree, where we can rest. We will return through the gorge of Alatros, passing through certain points where the river
  creates small waterfalls, lakes, and amazing spots of relaxation. Our walk ends at the square of Charadiatika. There is an option of
  a meal in the traditional village tavern.

  Duration
  
Lefkada - Charadiatika driving duration 30 minutes
  4-5 hours in a total trekking
  Medium difficulty

  What to have
  
Equipment: Backpack, Batton, Trekking shoes, Wind resistance jacket, Hat, Sun cream, Food, Snacks, Water, Money (for food or drinks etc.)
  Note: There is a local Taverna that provides food and drinks if you wish to have lunch.
  The optional meal is not included in the price of this trek

  We provide

  Batton, hat, water, snack, and insurance

  COST: 35€
 


  LEFKADA - DESIMI - POROS
  The route starts from Desimi and moves near the coastline of Lefkada. On our left one can see the island of Attoko and Meganisi.
  After 3km we enter the main path that will lead us to the village of Poros. The path is filled with trees and heads towards a rocky
  slope. After having enjoyed the view of Meganissi and the small islands around it, we end up in the village square and have some
  time to relax. We will return from a different route, with the eastern coast of Lefkada being on our right, and walking on a beautiful
  trail that leads us to the beach of Desimi, where we can go for a swim or just relax.

  Duration
  Lefkada - Desimi driving duration 45 minutes
  4 - 5 hours in a total trekking
  Medium difficulty

  What to have
  Equipment: Backpack, Batton, Trekking shoes, Wind resistance jacket, Hat, Sun cream, Swimsuit, Food, Snacks, Water, Money (for food or drinks etc.)
  Note: There is a local Taverna that provides food and drinks if you wish to have lunch.
  The optional meal is not included in the price of this trek

  We provide

  Batton, hat, water, snack and insurance

  COST: 40€

 

Excursions outside Lefkada

The routes away from Lefkada island, that we have chosen, stand out for the gorgeous natural beauty and for the unique landscape. We will explore together these routes, following trails that will leave us in awe, confirming once again the magic and power of nature. We are ready to show you the most beautiful places of our country, while always giving priority to your security and safety.

The routes away from Lefkada island, that we have chosen, stand out for the gorgeous natural beauty and for the unique landscape.
  We will explore together these routes, following trails that will leave us in awe, confirming once again the magic and power of nature.
  We are ready to show you the most beautiful places of our country, while always giving priority to your security  and safety.

  LEFKADA - GLYKI ACHERON - MILI DALA
  We start by road from Lefkada and arrive at the historic village of Zalogo and have a guided tour of the archaeological sight of Kassiopi. We will then
  continue by road, heading towards the village of Glyki by the Acheron River, one of the three “Gates of Hades” according to ancient times. After a little
  while we arrive at the location “The ladder of Tzavelenas” where our trail starts.After 40 minutes the trail will lead us to the Mill of Dala.
  A place where the Acheron River meets the Tzagariotiko River forming a natural “jacquizy”, a wonderful resting stop where we will have our Picnic.
  Once we have relaxed and had a swim, we return to Lefkada.

  Duration
  
Lefkada – Zalogo - Glyki driving distance 2 hours (77km)
  Ladder Of Tzavelenas - Mill Of Dala Trail 1:30 hours

  What to have
  
Equipment: Backpack, Batto, Trekking shoes, Waterproof shoes, Spare change of clothes, Swimsuit, Towel, Hat, Suncream, Food, Water,
  Money (for food or drink etc.)
  Note: There is a local Taverna that provides food and drink if you wish to have lunch.
  The optional meal is not included in the price of this trek.


  LEFKADA - SIRRAKO - KALLARITES
  52km away from the city of Ioannina, we reach a stone village fort Sirrako, at an altitude of 1150m. Climbing to the end of the village, we arrive at the trail
  that unites these two wonderful villages Sirrako and Kallarites “The jewels of Pindos” as they are called. The route is about 4 hours including the return
  to our starting point. It is quite magical and breathtaking, as it moves on a well-written path but also on scrapped rock and has altitudinal variations.
  Starting our route from Sirrako, we descend towards the gorge of the River Chrousia, tributary of the Kalarrytikos River, the lowest point of our route.
  At this point, we will stop to admire our surroundings and for whoever wishes to swim and relax. We will then continue our climb on the trail, ending up
  in the village of Kallarites at an altitude of 1200m, the highest point of our route. We will be guided around the picturesque village and have time to relax.
  We will then return to Sirrako.

  Duration
  Lefkada - Sirrako driving distance 3 hours (170km)
  Sirrako – Kallarites - Sirrako 4 Hours (Through the trail)

  What to have
  
Equipment: Backpack, Batton, Trekking shoes, Waterproof shoes, Spare change of clothes, Swimsuit, Towel, Hat, Sun cream, Food, Water,
  Money (for food or drink etc.)
  Note: There is a local Taverna that provides food and drink if you wish to have lunch.
  The optional meal is not included in the price of this trek.


  ARISTI BRIDGE - KLIDONIA - ARISTI BRIDGE
  
A hiking (Trekking) excursion about 2 hours long that moves next to the Voidomati River. We begin from the Aristi Bridge at an altitude of 440m.
  At the 1kw the stone cobbled path leads us to a thick forest, full of Plane trees next to the river. In the middle of our route we will come across the
  monastery of St. Anargiron of Klidonia. Continuing on the cobbled path we end up at the Klidonia Bridge, at an altitude of 380m.
  This route is located in a National Park.

  Duration
  
Lefkada - Aristi driving distance 2 hours and 50minutes (180km)
  Aristi bridge - Llidonia bridge 2 hours (Through the trail)

  What to have
  
Equipment: Backpack, Batton, Trekking shoes, Waterproof shoes, Spare change of clothes, Swimsuit, Towel, Hat, Sun cream, Food, Water,
  Money (for food or drink etc.)
  Note: There is a local Taverna that provides food and drink if you wish to have lunch.
  The optional meal is not included in the price of this trek.


  KAPESOVO – VRADETO - BELOI (LADDER OF VRADETO)
  
Starting from the village of Kapesovo at an altitude of 1100m and descending towards the Mezaria stream, we approach the magnificent ladder of
  Vradetou. The ‘ladder’ was built in the 19th century and until 1973 it was the main connecting path of the two villages. It is considered to be one of the
  most beautiful stone passes of Epirus, generating thousands of visitors over the year. The total route consists of 1200 steps and 40 kagelia (bends),
  ending at the village of Vradeto at an altitude of 1340m. We will then continue to the point of Beloi 30 minutes after the village, encountering the
  magnificent views towards the Vikos gorge. The kilometric distance between the villages Kapesovo and Vradeto, is about 15km and the duration time from
  one village to the other, including the Beloi point is about 4 hours with the return.

  Duration
  
Lefkada - Dapesovo driving distance 2 hours and 50 minutes (174km)
  Kapesovo - Vradeto - Beloi 2 hours (Through the trail)

  What to have
  Equipment: Backpack, Batton, Trekking shoes, Waterproof shoes, Spare change of clothes, Swimsuit, Towel, Hat, Sun cream, Food, Water,
  Money (for food or drink etc.)
  Note: There is a local Taverna that provides food and drink if you wish to have lunch.
  The optional meal is not included in the price of this trek.



  ΚIPI - VIKOS GORGE - FRESH SPRINGS OF VOIDOMATIS RIVER
  Starting from the village Kipi we arrive at the bridge Kalogeriko where our route begins for the Vikos gorge and the fresh springs of Voidomati. As
  we pass the bridge of Kokkori and then Misiou, which is considered to be the entrance to the gorge. Following the marked path of the mountain running
  race ZAGORI MOUNTAIN RACE and after the “ladder” of Monodendriou at the 7km we are in the heart of the Vikos gorge, which is one of the deepest
  gorges in the world. Continuing on and after the point Klima, we arrive and the fresh springs of the Voidomati River, one the cleanest rivers in Europe.
  At this point we will stop to relax and whoever wishes to swim they can do so. We will then return to Kipous.

  Duration
  Lefkada - Kipi driving distance 3 hours (170km)
  Kipi ladder Monodedriou - Fresh springs of Voidomatis River 5hours (17km through the trail)

  What to have
  Equipment: Backpack, Batton, Trekking shoes, Waterproof shoes, Spare change of clothes, Swimsuit, Towel, Hat, Sun cream, Food, Water,
  Money (for food or drink etc.)
  Note: There is a local Taverna that provides food and drinks if you wish to have lunch.
  The optional meal is not included in the price of this trek.






  LEFKADA – MONODENTRI - VIKOS GORGE - ST. PARASKEVI
  Starting from Lefkada and leaving behind the city of Ioannina, we arrive at one of the most beautiful stone bridges of Zagori, the Kokkori Bridge.
  Continuing on towards Kipous we stop at St. Paraskevi, a wonderful point to admire the views from above and the surrounding area. We then head
  towards Monodentri and end up at the point Oksia, the best view of the Vikos Gorge. Returning back to the village, there is an option to have food or
  drinks in the square. Later in the afternoon, we will return to Lefkada.

  Duration
  
Lefkada - Monodentri driving distance 3 hours (190km)
  All of the other points are in close proximity.

  What to have
  Equipment: Backpack, Batton, Trekking shoes, Waterproof shoes, Spare change of clothes, Swimsuit, Towel, Hat, Sun cream, Food, Water,
  Money (for food or drink etc.)
  Note: There is a local Taverna that provides food and drinks if you wish to have lunch.
  The optional meal is not included in the price of this trek.

 

Private Excursions

Create your own excursion in and outside of Lefkada by choosing places you and your loved ones would love to visit privately. Using our knowledge and passion we can offer you an unforgettable experience.


  

General

Activity: Hiking
Capacity: 10 persons

Minimum age: 15 years
Duration: 5 hours

Map
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  Address

Nikiana, P.C. 31100, Lefkada, Greece

Location

Our team is based in Nikiana of Lefkada and we are ready to travel you into the natural beauty of the island and the surrounding areas. 

Distances

Bus stop: 0.1km
Supermarket: 0.1km
Bakery: 0.1km
Lefkada town : 9km

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