Ecomember 2016

Hike to Tsigrada & Ambelia

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Our Friday’s walk takes you to and along the lovely beaches of Tsigrada and Ambelia. We will travel by taxi or mini-bus to the mountain village of Skoutaros, about 8km. from Petra in the north-west of the island.

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We walk down to Tsigrada beach and then take a small path (long trousers are strongly recommended) over the hill to the next beach of Ambelia, a perfect place for a coffee-break in the small beach taverna or, if you wish, a short swim in the warm, shallow water.

From Ambelia we go on over a beautiful cliff path, next to the sea, with beautiful views to the coast of Turkey and Molivos. We arrive at the other side of the hill in the area of Anaxos and enjoy its lovely agricultural scenery.


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The last part of the walk brings us through the fields and over small paths to Avlaki, where our walk ends and where lunch can be enjoyed in a nice taverna next to the sea.

If you wish, you can then just spend the rest of your day at the small beach of Avlaki. If you are staying in Petra, it’s easy to walk back: for Molivos the local bus stops on the road near Avlaki.

The walk is guided by Els Maes, a social-cultural anthropologist, who has lived and worked on Lesvos since 1985.

NB: You will need a good physical condition, health insurance (we cannot take any responsibility for possible accidents), good walking-shoes, long (or zip-off) trousers, swimwear, water, and some food. Depending on the weather, you may also need sun-cream, sunhat and/or rainwear.

Price: 30Euro (included transfer to Skoutaros)

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