- duration 8 days
- tour type Group
- age requirement 16+ yrs
- guiding method Live Guide/Instructor
- Discover an authentic Greek island
- Walk along dramatic coastline and visit remote villages
- Savour delicious cuisine in traditional tavernas
- Relax on deserted beaches and swim in the warm Aegean waters
The delightful island of Evia is a real hidden treasure, close to Athens yet world’s away with old stone paths connecting quaint villages tucked-away in the mountains. This walkers’ paradise offers unique history and an authentic atmosphere as you walk past Roman quarries, aqueducts and Byzantine churches. In the summer there are plenty of opportunities for swimming at a deserted beach or a tucked away cove, and traditional tavernas and waterfront ouzo-meze shops make eating and drinking here a wonderful experience. *Temporary changes due to COVID-security measures. **Last updated: 23rd Septemeber 2020*At Exodus we acknowledge our responsibility to have the most up to date information on anything that will affect our customers on holiday, and to communicate this to our customers as effectively as possible.Our general global COVID security measures are described in ourTravel">https://www.exodus.co.uk/travel-safety-charter">TravelSafety Charter, and changes will be made to these measures as required by the global pandemic situation.However, we also expect there to be requirements, measures and sometimes itinerary changes that apply to certain trips only, and may well be temporary measures. We have highlighted all known changes in the section below. *Entry requirements. *For all trips, having the correct documentation and visa, if required, remains the customer’s responsibility based on their own nationality. We therefore encourage all travellers to check entry requirements using the travel advice of their home nation for the relevant destination. For UK passport holders that ishttps://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice In">https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice">https://www.gov.uk/foreign-tra... order to meet the new immigration requirements for Greece you should note the following: * 24 hours before entering Greece, you will have to fill in a Passenger Locator Form (PLF) where you will be required to share your contact details with immigration officials. Download the PLF here: https://travel.gov.gr/#/ * Greek">https://travel.gov.gr/#/">https://travel.gov.gr/#/ * ... authorities will be random testing international arrivals, so you must be prepared for the possibility of being required to take a COVID test. Upon being tested, travellers move to their first hotel in Athens arranged by Exodus (name to be confirmed), where you will be required to practise social distancing until receiving the test result which will be available within 24 hours from testing. In the event of a positive result, you will be contacted and placed on 14-day quarantine, with expenses covered by the Greek state.*COVID restrictions*National regulations or guidelines in Greece require visitors to: * Wear facemasks on public transport (including flights and ferries), at airports, in taxis, private and public transport, in all medical facilities and lifts. * Wear masks in all public indoor spaces * Wear mask in all enclosed spaces and in outdoor gatherings where normal social distancing cannot be observed (recommended but not mandatory) * Maintain social distancing where possible, at a standard distance of 1.5 meters. * Visitors should note that certain restrictions are in place for restaurants, shops and museums.Specific local restrictions are in place in the region of Attica which includes Athens. These include: * Mandatory use of face masks in all indoor public spaces; * Mandatory use of face masks in crowded outdoor areas where minimum social distancing (of 1.5 metres) cannot be maintained, such as in public squares, at bus stops etc; * Strong recommendation for the use of face masks by everyone in all outdoor spaces; * A ban on gatherings of more than 9 people, either indoors or outdoors; * Prohibition of operation of all food/catering sector-related shops, services and facilities from midnight - 7am the next day; * A limit of 4 people per table in any restaurantYour leader will reconfirm the latest local government advice and requirements on arrival.*Itinerary changes*Following the possible random testing on arrival at Athens airport and consequent compulsory social distancing (for up to 24 hours) in place for those tested, we have decided to rearrange the order of the activities and inclusions of the itinerary for the whole group as follows:*DAY 1* Fly to Athens; transfer to start hotel in Athens; overnight in Athens.*DAY 2* Take walking tour of Athens including an optional visit to the Acropolis; late afternoon or evening transfer to Rafina and ferry to Evia.*Those tested on arrival will be subject to possible isolation at the start hotel until the test results are delivered. At that point, if the test is negative, they will be able to join the group for an afternoon visit of Athens and onwards ferry to Evia. (B)*DAY 3* Walk through the ravine from Platanistos to the beach at Potami Bay. (B,L, D)*DAY 4 *Ascend Mount Kliosi and the Acropolis of Styra. (B,L,D)*DAY 5* Walk through rolling hills and the Gourna villages, passing Roman Columns and visiting the Castello Rosso (B,L,D)*DAY 6* Morning walk in the Bay of Marmari; afternoon free to relax on the beach or wander around Karystos. (B,D)*DAY 7* Gorge walk from Mt Ohi down to the rugged East Aegean coast. (B,L,D)*DAY 8* Morning ferry to Athens; fly to London (B)
Day 1: Start Athens; transfer to Rafina; ferry to Evia.
Day 2: Walk through the ravine from Platanistos to the beach at Potami Bay.
Day 3: Ascend Mount Kliosi and the Acropolis of Styra.
Day 4: Walk through rolling hills and the Gourna villages, passing Roman Columns and
visiting the Castello Rosso.
Day 5: Morning walk in the Bay of Marmari; afternoon free to relax on the beach or
wander around Karystos.
Day 6: Morning ferry to Athens; walking tour of Athens including visit to the
Acropolis; transfer back to Evia.
Day 7: Gorge walk from Mt Ohi down to the rugged East Aegean coast.
Day 8: Morning ferry to Athens; end Athens.
- 7 nights 2-star seaside hotel with en suite rooms , All accommodation
- All breakfasts, 4 picnic lunches and 5 dinners
- All transport and listed activities
- London flights (if booking incl. flights)
- 4 full days and 2 half day centre-based walking; including sightseeing in Athens
- Between 4 and 6 hours walking per day
- Altitude maximum 1000m, average 500m
- Tour leader throughout
- Any international flights to/from Athens are not included in this price. We always recommend that you arrive 1 day prior to your tour starting date.
- Travel insurance is not included in this Mountains & Villages of Evia tour. Travel insurance is mandatory to buy. We recommend purchasing it from World Nomads.
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No additional cancellation fees apply for this Mountains & Villages of Evia tour. You can cancel the tour up to 62 days prior departure and avoid paying the full amount, but your deposit paid is non-refundable. No refund applies for cancellations within 61 days of departure.Payment
A deposit of 155 USD is required to confirm this tour. The remaining balance will be charged 61 days before departure. For any departures within 28 November 2020 full payment is required.Travel Insurance
Mountains & Villages of Evia tour requires that you have adequate and valid travel insurance covering medical and personal accidents, including repatriation costs and emergency evacuation. We recommend using World Nomads' travel insurance.Visa
For this Mountains & Villages of Evia tour getting the required visa(s) is the responsibility for each individual traveller, as visa requirements vary depending on your nationality. We recommend to check with your local embassies representing the countries that you are travelling to, as part of this itinerary.