Following Homer’ s footsteps

Following Homer’ s footsteps

About the Experience

Combined Activities (hike & swimming)
Local Farmer
Duration: 5 Hours
Distance: 8 km
Vrontados
English speaking Guide

At a Glance

Enjoy a unique experience on the Northeast side of the island. Take an easy hike following the footsteps of Homer, and relax under the shade of plum trees.

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Enjoy a unique experience in the Northeast side of the island. Take an easy hike following the footsteps of Homer. Relax under the thick shade of plume trees.
Experience the amazing view to the Aegean Sea.

Highlights

  • Hike a landmark trail
  • Visit Homer’s rock monument, the place where the great poet used to teach his students
  • Enjoy the view of the Aegean Sea
  • Be familiar with the local flora and fauna
  • Swim at the unspoiled and crystal water of Mersinidi Beach
  • Savor Greek traditional cuisine in a local eatery

Full Description

Spend a day in the countryside and explore Vrontados and the surrounding area. The hiking tour starts from Kleidou, passes along the riverbed of Armenis stream through the dense vegetation of pine trees, plane trees and myrtles. After a short stopover, you will continue a bit uphill, hike among pine trees and olive groves. Gradually you will be able to glaze the town of Chios, Vrontados area and the coast of Asia Minor.

Descending the hill towards the coastline. Next stop is Mersinidi beach, where you would be able to enjoy a nice swim. Mersinidi is one of the most scenic beaches at the northeast coast of the island.

The final destination is Homer’s rock, an archaeological site connected to the great poet of Iliad and Odyssey. Find out what tradition links the site with! It is a mystery…
In just five hours you are bound to have a well-rounded idea of this scenic area. You will learn about the history, local culture and everyday life of the locals.

At the end of the tour, you will be able to taste Greek cuisine and local meze at a nice and quiet tavern.

Included

  • English speaking Guide
  • A variety of light nutritious snacks
  • Individualized guidance
  • Snapshots of the experience
  • Liability insurance
  • Food & beverages at the Tavern
  • All taxes, VAT

Not included

  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Pick up & Drop off

Know before you go

Hiking shoes or sneakers, comfortable clothes, windproof jacket, sun-screen, sunglasses, swimsuit, towel, tissues, 1 liter of water are recommended for this tour. We also suggest that you get extra clothes in case of sweating.

Meeting Point

Vrondados

3 76 228
4 70 280
5 69 345
6 65 390
7 63 441
8 60 480
9 60 540
10 60 600

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