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Pigadia: Agia Kyriaki Guided Hike with Coffee/Tea and Raki

1. Pigadia: Agia Kyriaki Guided Hike with Coffee/Tea and Raki

Hike up to the Agia Kyriaki church on this guided trek from Pigadia. Admire scenic views of Karpathos's coast and villages, and enjoy a coffee or tea and a shot of raki. Make your way to the meeting point, then follow your guide just outside the city of Pigadia until you reach the path to the Agia Kyriaki chapel. Begin your ascent and walk past old barns and olive fields while overlooking the Aegean Sea. Spot all the southern villages as you reach the higher part of the walk. At the summit, visit the Agia Kyriaki chapel and enjoy a well-deserved break in the shade. On the way back down, pass through aromatic pine forests and take in lovely views of the east coast as Pigadia unfolds right in front of you. At the end of the trail, you'll return to the meeting point in Pigadia.

Karpathos: Easy Guided Nature and Culture Hike in Pigadia

2. Karpathos: Easy Guided Nature and Culture Hike in Pigadia

Immerse yourself in the natural beauty of Karpathos, also known as Pigadia, on a gentle guided hike through the valley and its surrounding villages. Learn about the island's history, cultural practices, and natural landscape from your guide. Start the hike just outside of Pigadia, where you'll take a scenic walk along goat paths and olive fields. Pass fascinating abandoned houses and stroll through picturesque fields. Take a rest under the olive trees before continuing to explore Poseidon's Temple, an ancient cave. Reach a local chapel just outside of Menetes and stop for a fresh cup of locally made herbal tea. Enter the chapel to learn about its history and customs. Next, walk along the riverbed and marvel at the centuries-old olive trees and fossilized shells along the route. After your leisurely hike lasting approximately 3.5 hours, you'll finish back in Pigadia.

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A simple walk that became a great experience, especially thanks to Renate. She told us many interesting details about the island, the culture, etc.