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  • Quad Room (Shared) – €600.00
  • Triple Room (Shared) – €600.00
  • Double Room (Shared) – €685.00
  • Single Room – €770.00
  • Single Tent – €600.00

Contact the Leader:michelle@walksinparadise.co.uk

Contact Kalikalos: Please use our contact form.

Program Cost: €600 includes workshop, meals and shared quad or triple accommodation.

Guided Walking & Swimming Holiday

with Michelle Brydie

August 21 - 28, 2024

You are invited to join me for a week of walking and swimming in the beautiful mountains and coastline of the Pelion. These guided walks will lead us down kalderimis, old donkey paths, relics from the days when donkeys were the only mode of transport. We will explore many of the unique towns, villages and beaches, each with its own charm. We will walk down through ancient forests, discovering waterfalls and pools of clear water to dive in to cool and refresh us.

This holiday is more than just walking and swimming. It is a blend of movement, relaxation and living in community. Staying at the Anilio campus you will be immersed in nature. Nestled in the village of Anilio with chestnut forests below and filled with a glorious array of vegetables and flowers, there are beautiful spaces to eat, relax and socialise, you can sing and dance or just relax. The food is vegetarian and delicious.

You are invited to help with simple tasks such as washing up, food preparation and a spot of gardening (you choose). This is a great way to meet and connect as well as feel part of the unique community of people coming together for this week. Please use the links in the main menu to learn more about Kalikalos and Spiti ton Kentavron.

The community experience is priceless, however accommodation is basic. If you book early enough you may secure a bed in either a three or four bedded room in the house with a shared toilet/bathroom. A twin room will incur an extra 85 euros per person. The alternative accommodation will be tents in the garden set on their own little wooden platforms. If you would like to be accommodated in a separate apartment in the village (a 15-minute walk from the centre) then please communicate this to Kalikalos when booking. This alternative accommodation can be shared or single occupancy. Additional costs will be incurred.

Please check out the link to see more about staying at Spiti ton Kentavron:

Spiti ton Kentavron at Anilio

A sample itinerary for the walking and swimming week may look like this:

Day 1:  Arrival Wednesday – meet each other, get acclimatised, explore your surroundings, evening

Day 2:  Thursday – a.m. – community meeting – lunch – p.m. – a gentle walk down to Plaka beach
with a potential detour to a coastal church.

Day 3:  Friday (all day) – a lift up to Kissos to explore the village, then walk down to Papa Nero beach
via Mouressi.

Day 4:  Saturday (all day) – After breakfast, a lift to Tsangaradha for morning coffee, we will explore
the different platias, then walk down to Damouchari for swimming and tavernas, then walk along to
Papa Nero for pick up.

Day 5:  Sunday (all day) – After breakfast, drive to Mylopotamos, have a swim, explore the canyon,
then walk to two more beaches along the coast, Limnionas and Labinou. We then retrace our steps
to Mylopotamos (this is Taverna night!)

Day 6:  Monday (all day) – early drop off at Ski resort then walk down through the forest taking in
several waterfalls and pools before making our way to the pick-up point. Or, if we are feeling
ambitious we could do the mountain ridge walk from the ski centre to Kissos.

Day 7:  Tuesday (all day) – Drive to Zaghora for a morning coffee and explore then get dropped off
at Pouri and walk down and along the coast to Chorefto to be picked up again.

Day 8:  Wednesday – departure day.

NB:  If there is rain we will head to South Pelion.

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Michelle Brydie
I live in Mid Wales and have always been a great lover of the outdoors. I enjoy exploring the wilds of Wales and beyond and have a deep love of nature. I am a qualified Walking Group Leader and hold a current Outdoor First Aid certificate. I have experience of…
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