Ecomember 2016

Hike – Monasteries trail

1x1-pixel Hike - Monasteries trail

We start this walk about 2 kilometres out of Kalloni, at the Mirsiniotissas convent.

From there it takes about an hour to walk to our second monastery, the Leimonos, over the old kalderimi, and another 45 minutes to the monastery of Agoi Anargyroi.

We can visit the monasteries of Mirsiniotissas and Agioi Anargyroi (now renovated and rented to a Norwegian theological university) both dependencies of the beautiful big monastery of Leimonos, which we also visit, and where we have a break for coffee (founded in 1526; there are now only a few monks left here).

The area is famous for bird-watchers and we should also see many terrapins on our way.

Finally we walk for about 1 – 1½ hours along rural roads and paths, pass the small village Dafia, to go back to our start. The trail is not difficult and has no steep gradients. Distance of the trail is about 8,5km.

1x1-pixel Hike - Monasteries trail

The walk is guided by Els Maes, who has lived and worked on the island for over 30 years. She will love to tell you everything you want to know about daily life and traditions on Lesvos.

  • Minimum 6 people, maximum 16 people
  • € 25
  • Time: 07:45 at the Mirsiniotissas convent

leimonas Hike - Monasteries trail


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