Mountaintop Papas

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Conquer the summit of Iraklia! Sometimes you have to see things from above!
The trail starts from the village of Panagia. The first part of the trail is the most challenging because of the steep slopes. We will occasionally pause to rest and take photos. When we reach the top of the mountain however, we will enjoy the rewarding, breathtaking views of the Aegean Sea featuring the nearby islands! During the hike we will talk about the nature, history, myths and traditions of Iraklia. If we are lucky we will meet goats that graze freely in the mountains, as well as rare vultures and birds of prey.On our way back, we will walk past the old church of Profitis Ilias and follow the stone trail that leads to the village.


  • Guided walk tour
  • Transport to and from the starting point
  • Gear for exploring the cave
  • Photos from the tour
  • Liability insurance

Duration: About 3 hours
Cost: 35 € / person
Group size: Minimum 4 people and maximum 12 people – option of private tours
Difficulty level: Moderate – age: 7+
Starting Time
16:15 (April-August)
15:30 (September-November & February-March)
Ending Time
19:30 (April-August)
18:45 (September-November & February-March)

Meeting point: Intersection


  •     Wear Hiking or sports shoes –  no open-toed shoes!
  •     Bring water: 1.5 liters / person
  •     Bring your backpack (optional)
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