Hike to the top of Pelineo Mountain, Chios
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- A day of blissful hiking surrounded by incredible views across Chios and the Aegean Sea
- Pelineo is the highest mountain in Chios and its peak, 'Agia Triada' is the third highest peak in the Aegean region
- Experienced and certified English-speaking guide
- Learn about some local mythological legends, such as the duel between Titan Orion and the goddess Artemis!
- To finish off the day, a hearty picnic dinner awaits you after the descent is complete
All about the trip
Pelineo is the highest mountain in Chios and its peak, 'Agia Triada', is the third highest peak in the Aegean region at 1279 meters. If you are staying on Chios island, why not join us for an awesome experience as we hike to the top!
Navigating your way to the top results in many stunning views across north Chios and the Aegean Sea. The landscape as we first ascend is breathtaking with lush vegetation growing everywhere. Chios itself is home to many rare flowers and herbs, in particular, are the island's many rare species of orchids. On Chios, 79 species are unique to the island from the 250 varieties that grow in Europe. The whole region is part of the European Network of Protected Areas 'Natura 2000'.
As we reach the summit, the terrain changes to a rockier environment. With ancient stone slabs strewn about the place, it is easy to imagine that the ancient myths were true; that giants, Greek gods and Nephilim once dueled upon the mountainside.
The peak of Pelineo, as you may have noticed, has a very distinct shape to it and once reached, you will be treated to a spectacular 360º view around Chios and beyond. Once we are at the top, we will stop for a rest, a snack and the chance to take as many photos as you like. Your tour guides may even recount to you a few mythological tales of ancient Greece, such as the duel between Titan Orion and the goddess Artemis that allegedly took place on Pelineo!
The start of the hiking trail is a few kilometers beyond the village of Viki, which is a small mountainous village in north Chios. The hike itself is about 7 km in total and lasts for roughly 5-6 hours, depending on the group’s abilities. Once we have completed the hike and return to our shelter, we will enjoy a hearty picnic together to finish off the day.
What is included in the price
- Transfers to and from your hotel or accommodation in Chios
- English-speaking, experienced mountain guides
- Snacks and an isotonic drink once we reach the summit
- Safety whistles and walking poles
- A picnic once our hike is completed
- Liability insurance and taxes
Please bring your ID and booking reservation.
Do you have a question or need more information about the activity?
You can reach our European office between 9am and 5pm CET on weekdays and between 11am and 5pm on weekends and holidays.
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