OFF-ROAD SKIATHOS DISCOVERY

Price:
119
/ per person
for a private group of 5
Location: Skiathos, Sporades, Greece
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About this experience
Highlights
  • Set off on a bespoke 60km off-road safari in a 4X4 to explore Skiathos island end to end
  • Visit the historic monastery of Evangelistria, the “birthplace” of the Greek flag
  • Unwind with a wine tasting at a local winery
  • Step back into medieval Skiathos at a storied castle
  • Let your destination angel elevate your experience with insights and stories about life on Skiathos
  • Swim in the clear waters of prized Kechria bay and visit famous Koukounaries beach
  • Savour traditional tastes at a classic taverna
Description
Unveil the secrets of the Sporade’s sparkling emerald isle, Skiathos. Embark on an exhilarating 60km route to fully explore the island and witness the lush natural beauty of the Sporades. Your destination angel for the day, an experienced off-road driver, will connect you with all the known and lesser-known gems of spectacular Skiathos.
 
Your journey starts at the northeastern tip of Skiathos at the historical “birthplace” of the Greek flag, the Monastery of Evangelistria. Built in 1794, this recently renovated monastery houses an active distillery that produces wine and “tsipouro” not available anywhere else on the planet! You will also visit the museum to learn about the island’s past and the heroic Greek revolution.
 
Did someone mention wine? Next we will taste the local grape varieties at an island winery before heading to the alluring medieval Kastro (Castle) in the old city of Skiathos. There, an imaginary voyage back in time awaits: a glance into the troubled times of islanders during the 13th and 14th centuries, when Kastro provided shelter and safety against the marauding pirates who terrorised the Aegean. As we scale this rocky outcrop, we’ll encounter many old and picturesque churches before we stroll around the castle for approximately 30 minutes.
 
Your destination angel will share stories about the local legend Alexandros Papadiamantis, the “patron saint of modern Greek literature” as he is known. Fun Fact. Locals still regularly visit the ruins of the church to read from the works of Papadiamantis, along with the abbot, until sunset. The views from the top of the Castle are mesmerising. You can see the nearby islands of Skopelos and Alonissos and, if the weather is clear, sometimes even monumental Mount Athos.
 
We’ll continue along a dirt road through verdant untamed forest to reach our next stop, Kechria beach. It’s time for a quick dip to relish the glassy waters on one of the most celebrated beaches of Skiathos, before dining on Greek delicacies at a traditional taverna. Back in our jeep, we’ll venture from the northern reaches of Skiathos to the west; passing the Monastery of Kounistra. You’re sure to love the drive to Mandraki and the “picture-perfect” bays of Elias and Xerxes. In 480 BC, the fleet of the great Persian King Xerxes struck the shores of Skiathos after being hit by lightning, giving this ravishing swimming spot its memorable name.
 
Our final stop will be the famous Koukounaries beach. Plant your towel on one of the Mediterranean’s most exquisite long sandy beaches, framed by a vivid expanse of green, and relax for a spell before we begin the return leg of this captivating off-road safari.
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Covid-19
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Safety measures and requirements:
  • All customer touch points are frequently cleaned.
  • Social distancing is maintained in vehicles
  • To reduce crowds, the number of visitors / participants is limited
  • Masks are required, please bring your own
  • You must fill out a travel information form if needed
  • For specific experiences, temperature checks might be mandatory
Cancellation guidelines:
Covid-19: Cancel up to 24hours in advance to get a full refund
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Service period
 01 June - 15 October 2021 
 
Duration (approximate): 9 hours
Transportation time is included
Recommended age group:
Any age group
 
Children:
Children must be accompanied by an adult
Not suitable for children under 12 years
 
Required number of participants:
Min 1 / Max 5 per vehicle 
Price
€247 per person for a private group of 2 
€177 per person for a private group of 3 
€141 per person for a private group of 4 
€119 per person for a private group of 5
Languages:
English - Greek
What is included
Your English speaking destination angel- an experienced off-road driver
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Entrance Fees
Fuel consumption
Lunch
Transportation by 4x4 jeep
What is not included
Gratuities
Personal expenses
Drinks
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The latest deadline for submitting your booking request is 7 days before the desired date
Restrictions that might influence the operation
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This experience is subject to weather conditions, (rain- strong winds)
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Know before you go
  •  There is a 30 minute walk while visiting the castle 
  • To enter the Monastery, it is compulsory for men to wear long pants and for women to wear a long skirt with their shoulders covered
  • It is important to know in advance if the guests have any food allergies/dietary requirements
  • Good physical condition & sturdy and comfortable shoes are required
  • Guests must be without heart, lungs or breathing health problems 
Starting time
09:00 am
 
What to bring
  • Comfortable walking shoes, sunglasses, hat, sun protection cream and loose fitted clothing
  • Swimming suit and your towel
NOT suitable
  • Wheelchair users / People with mobility impairments
  • Pregnant women
  • Children under 12 years
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