Private Corfu Hiking Tour: Old Peritheia – Mount Pantokrator

Price
From86€

Tour Code: CGT30E













    Private Corfu Hiking Tour: Old Peritheia – Mount Pantokrator

    • Duration: 8 Hours
    • Meeting Point: Schulenburg’s Statue
    • Departure: Upon Request
    • Full Price: 86€ / Person
    • Languages: English, German
    Tour Highlights
    • Spectacular views of Corfu from its highest peak.
    • Discover the 'ghost' village of old Peritheia on the slopes of Pantokrator mountain.
    • Enjoy the service of an expert passionate hiker and licensed tourist guide.
    Description ( Difficulty level: moderate)

    This tour is ideal for keen hikers and lovers of adventure and you will experience both these en route the summit of Corfu’s highest peak. You will also have the opportunity to explore the oldest, and only, abandoned village on the island – the ghost village!
    From your meeting point with your guide your tour with a short bus trip and you will be expertly guided up the mountain of Pantokrator. Your route will take you on an adventurous drive along zig-zag roads with many heart-raising switchback bends. Eventually you will arrive at the spot Kelia, from where you will be on foot; hiking towards the top of Pantokrator. At 917 meters, this is the highest point on Corfu.
    After hiking up hills for around 30 minutes, you will reach the top of the mountain, where you will see some spectacular views. From here, you can see the whole island and beyond the sea to Albania.
    On the top you will stop at a 14th century monastery dedicated the transfiguration of Christ. From here you will pick up a rocky trail and start to descent (60-90 minutes) until the village of Old Peritheia, which is situated about 450 meters above sea level. As your walk, your passionate hiking guide will lead you through the village, meandering between the ruins of old, abandoned dwellings.
    The village dates back to the 14 century, and many of the destroyed ancient buildings have been renovated into small taverns where hikers and visitors to the mountain can enjoy refreshments. After a break for lunch in Old Peritheia you will continue your descent to Krinias (60-90 minutes).

    OPTION 2 ( Difficulty level: challenging )

    Spartylas- Pantokrator-Old Peritheia-Krinias (Approx 15km)

    There is an option for a more challenging route. The trail starts near the village Spartylas. Having ascended for around 2.5 to 3 hours to the summit, your ascent will take you to the Monastery of Jesus. You will stop for a brief visit around the monastery and a short break and then you will set off again.
    After a further 60-90 minutes climbing you will reach the village of old Peritheia. Here you will have a light lunch before continuing your descent to Krinias (approx 60-90 minutes).

    Prices

    Meeting Point

    Tour departs from the Old Fortress Gate in front of Schulenburg’s statue. Your guide will be holding a lollipop sign with our agency’s logo. (Google Map)

    Departure Time

    Upon Request

    Price Includes

    • Licensed tourist guide- expert hiker
    • Air-conditioned private vehicle
    • Professional driver

    Price Excludes

    • Transfers from / to the hotel
    • Meals/drinks
    • Tips
    Important Information
    • Minimum groups size is 6.
    • Recommended maximum group size is 20.
    • Hikers should have no heart problems or other serious medical conditions.
    • Equipment requirements are basic hiking gear including small backpack, hat, sunglasses, hiking shoes, sunscreen etc.
    • Passport details required for booking: name, number, expiry and country of issue (of all group members).
    • Hikers should respect the natural environment of the mountain. The route described above takes place in a mountainous environment and requires good health and level of fitness.
    • The mountain guide and our tour company are not responsible for an accident that is not due to its own fault.
    • Good weather is needed for this tour. If it is postponed or canceled due to poor weather, you will be offered an alternate date or a full refund.
    Tailor Made

    On request we can provide a multi-day hiking route. Routes can be tailor-made to suit your requirements and hiking ability. We cooperate with the best licensed tourist guides who all have plenty of hiking experience and knowledge about the local fauna and flora of Corfu island and the Epirus region.
    Please send us your requirements along with preferred dates and things you wish to include. We will get back to you as soon as possible with a suggested itinerary and availability.

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