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Hiking in Heraklia island and Ag. Ioanni’s cave

Hiking in Heraklia island and Ag. Ioanni’s cave

Walk over the island of Heraklia, explore the largest cave of Cyclades and enjoy a swim at the remote beach of Alimia

ACTIVE PERIOD
every Sunday - June to September
DIFFICULTY LEVEL
2
DURATION
7 hrs
MINIMUM PARTICIPANTS
6
Hiking in Heraklia island and Ag. Ioanni’s cave
Price from €50
PRICE FROM € 50 - DECLARE INTEREST

Overview

Starting from the port of Schinoussa we reach by boat the port of Heraklia (Agios Georgios) and there by local transport to village of Panagia (Pano Meri). Crossing the village, we enter a path which is formed on an old cobblestone. We ascend to the col Seladi, where we have a panoramic view of Heraklia and the surrounding islands. The route continues to the cave of Agios Ioannis, the largest cave of Cyclades. There, we make a rest stop and we spend some time to explore the cave with its rich adornment of stalactites and arcades. After that, the trail dips down, passing by Mitata (old shepherds’ houses). Arriving at the beach of Alimia, we have time to swim in its clear blue waters and discover the sunken seaplane of the World War II. Our way back is by boat, where we enjoy the steep and rocky coasts of Heraklia.

Meeting point
Port of Schinoussa
Meeting time
08.00 am
End of activity
14.00 - 14.30

Highlights

  • Hiking across the island on a route with panoramic view
  • Guided tour of the cave of Agios Ioannis
  • Swimming in the clear blue waters of Alimia beach
  • Explore the sunken seaplane of World War II
  • Tour to the steep, rocky shores of the island by boat
DISTANCE
3 hrs hiking, 7 hrs total duration
ASCEND
400
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DESCEND
400

General Info

DURATION
7 hrs
ACTIVE PERIOD
every Sunday - June to September
PRICE

50€/pp for min 6 participants

children 8-15 years old, 25€/pp 

Participation requirements

  • Basic physical condition
  • Swimming skills
  • Age, 8 years and over
  • NO previous experience is required
  • Filling out a participation for

Tour inclusions

  • English speaking Trekking Hellas Guide
  • All necessary local transfers (by boat and mini bus) for the operation of the activity
  • Taxes
  • Liability insurance

Tour exclusions

  • What is not mentioned above

Analytical program

08.00: Departure from the port of Schinoussa
08.00 - 09.00: Transfer to Panagia village
09.00 - 10.30: Hike to the cave of Agios Ioannis
10.30 - 11.30: Stop for rest and tour in the cave
11.30 - 13.00: Hiking to Alimia beach
13.00 - 14.00: Stop for rest and swimming
14.00 - 14.30: Return to Schinoussa

Equipment

Hiking in Heraklia island and Ag. Ioanni’s cave

Walk over the island of Heraklia, explore the largest cave of Cyclades and enjoy a swim at the remote beach of Alimia

Price from €50

DECLARE INTEREST

FAQs

WHAT SHOULD I BRING WITH ME

  • What is listed above in Equipment section

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