Lindos, the pearl of the Dodecanese

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A fascinating ring excursion allowing you to admire Lindos Bay from above, then cross the town and visit the Acropolis, constantly accompanied by the sea air and views of the water.

In summary

  • EVERY MONDAY 8:30 AM – 2:30 PM

  • Kalathos/Lindos

  • Duration: 6 h

  • Distance:  14 km

  • Elevation gain: 350 m

  • Difficulty: medium

  • Ring: sì

  • Cost per person € 25

  • Type of trail: mixed ground: rocky-dirt

Itinerary description

Departure above Vlycha Bay across a beautiful rocky landscape. The adventure continues on a gently downward sloping path surrounded by rocks, in the company of donkeys. Panoramic views of Navarone Bay, where “The Guns of Navarone” was filmed. A few hundred metres down the path is a viewpoint over the Acropolis dominating the traditional white houses of the village of Lindos, “the pearl of the Dodecanese”. From here on the path descends, with some difficulty at times, crosses the village and heads toward the Acropolis and the 6th-century B.C. tomb of Kleovulos before returning to the starting point in Vlycha Bay for a swim and a rest on the beach.

Startingpoint

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USEFUL INFO

  • Includes: Traditional snack and bottle of water

  • Hiking equipment available on request

  • Minimum number of participants: 4

  • Maximum number of participants: 16

  • Best time of year: Year-round, except for June 15 through September 15 (due to high temperatures)

  • Meeting point: see map

  • What to bring: sunscreen, water, sun hat, beach towel and bathing suit

  • Transfer available on request: € 10 – € 25 per person (depending on departure point) both ways

  • Optional: Ticket for the Acropolis in Lindos (€12)

  • Meeting time is 15 min prior to the scheduled departure time. The balance must be paid prior to departure (Paypal, Credit/debit card or cash). Participants will be asked to sign a waiver of responsibility and a declaration that they are in good health prior to departure. Open to kids aged 14 and up only if accompanied by an adult.

REGULATIONS

• Comply with the established departure time and programme, and with any changes made by the guide;
• Participate in the excursion in good psychological and physical condition, with appropriate clothing and equipment. If you have any doubts, discuss them with your guide before the day of the excursion;
• Behave in a disciplined way during the excursion, demonstrating respect for other people and for private property and following your guide’s instructions;
• Follow the established route, without becoming separated from or leaving the group, and without walking ahead of the guide;
• Collaborate with your guide to ensure the success of the excursion and comply with his or her decisions, especially if difficulties arise (in the environmental conditions and/or among the participants); inform the guide of any problems that may emerge during the activity, especially in relation to your psychological and physical condition and equipment;
• Do not pick protected plant or flower species and follow the guide’s instructions at all times;
• Carry your garbage until you come to a bin for proper disposal.

Every participant is personally responsible for any behaviour resulting in a risk to him/herself or to others, particularly if he or she takes personal initiatives against the guide’s opinion.

Photography and filming
Photographs and/or videos will be taken during the excursion which may appear on web sites in the public domain used by the organisers for the promotion of their initiatives. By participating in the excursion, you agreed to publication of this material.
Mobile telephones
Participants are asked to keep their mobile telephones turned off. If this is not possible, they should at least be kept in silent mode. If you need to make a telephone call, please notify the guide and then leave the group, while remaining in the guide’s sight.
Recording of GPS tracks
GPS devices may be used during excursions for the purposes of orientation, but participants agree not to make any GPS tracks they may record available to the public.

LEGEND OF DIFFICULTY
 easy: for everyone (including minors over the age of 12 accompanied by an adult)
 medium: requiring at least some training (minors over the age of 14 accompanied by an adult)
 hard: requiring a fair amount of training (minors over the age of 16 accompanied by an adult)
 hard +: requiring considerable training (minors over the age of 16 accompanied by an adult)

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