Walk the old traders’ routes..!!

Half of the walks on this tours will have Steni village as our starting point. A more relaxed type of walking holiday away from the hustle and bustle of busy towns. Your accommodation is specifically chosen so that you experience the true rural life of people on the island, a pure tranquil week in the mountains of Evia island. This tour is intended for smaller and stronger groups as the walks are somewhat demanding. Walking on the foots of Dirfys, Xerovouni & Kotylaia mountains the views are rewarding. 

Leaving Steni it is now time to connect the Evian gulf to the Aegean. Steep mountains mix with exceptional views of Mediterranean serenity. Villages which have just recently gained paved roads will link us to the secluded beach of Metohi which awaits keen swimmers.

Kymi is our final destination. This town of shipmasters, boasts of being the birthplace of prominent greek doctor Georgios Papanikolaou. A walk to St. George’s castle ends our tour.

DAY 1 : Arrival - Steni

Overnight stay in Steni village.

DAY 2 : Steni to mountain Refuge 7,7km (+777 m / -794 m)

Starting of at Steni village we head towards the chestnut forest. Climbing our way up we gradually start walking amongst fir trees on our 7,7km (+777 m / -794 m) 4 Hrs. Our final destination is the climbing club of Chalkida refuge. You will have the opportunity to enjoy the magnificent view of mount Dirfis. We make our way back to Steni from an alternate route through wonderful rocky trails that turn into great forests. Overnight stay in Steni.

DAY 3 : Xerovouni 11,6 km (+777 m / -794 m)

Starting off at Steni Village we head on towards Xerovouni mountain for an 11,6 km (+777 m / -794 m) 4-5 Hrs trek. The trail is uphill and we cross a stream several times. There is no water supply so we have to carry our own. As we reach out of the trees we come into the view of Xerovouni mountain which rises dominating above us. You can either go all the way to the top (Hard route), or skip the top and head straight towards Kampia village. The scenery from the top is breathtaking but even the alternate route is eye-catching. Arriving at Kampia village we will have the option of tasting local fresh trout. Short walk back to the village. Overnight in Steni.

DAY 4 : Steni to Metohi 18km (+453 m / -1440 m)

Short drive to the starting point of our walk for day 4. At an altitude of 1000m, we start our 18km (+453 m / -1440 m) 5+Hrs journey which is mostly descending. Staggering views of mount Xerovouni and a constant view of the Aegean as we descend towards our final destination which is Metohi village. We are going to walk along tracks used by people to commute not very long ago before there were even roads towards this side of Evia. We will come past the remains of an old cheese producers huts and plains of potato farmers. Arrival in Metohi. Overnight in Metohi

DAY 5 : Metohi to Kymi 15,5km (+663 / -930)

Leaving Metohi we head towards Kymi. Just after a 30-minute drive, we set off for the more daunting views of the Aegean from above. Walking our 15,5km (+663 / -930) 5+ Hrs walk mostly on dirt roads we will cross mountain peaks and lush vegetation on tracks that seem to be forgotten to man. Sometimes bustling with people Choneftiko is now an abandoned bottled water factory with a juicy story behind the rise and fall of the business. We end our day in the calm town of Kymi. Overnight in Kymi.

DAY 6 : Relaxing Day

Relax in Kymi. Kymi is a quiet town with happy people. Many shops to look at. The cultural museum is a must, as is the house of world-renowned researcher George Papanikolaou. You can also grab a taxi to visit the port of Kymi which is really busy in the summer. You can have a swim or enjoy a nice coffee or meal by the seafront. Overnight stay in Kymi.

DAY 7 : Kymi to St. George’s castle 10,6km (+524 / -524)

Leaving the hotel we head off on our 10,6km (+524 / -524) 3-4Hrs walk towards St. George’s castle. The castle was built on a prime position in order to check the straights between Kymi and Skyros “just imagine the views”. We then head back to Kymi and enjoy the rest of our last day in Evia.

DAY 8 : Departure

After a good breakfast, it will, unfortunately, be time to travel back to the airport... However, if you wish why not extend your stay and have a guided tour to the Acropolis of Athens or just spend a few more days in Athens or on Evia.

Activity Level

Activity Level C : Challenging


During this tour you will stay in 3* Hotels or Apartments owned by local residents. All the accommodation has been selected by us and checked in person by our crew. They fulfil a minimum level of standards for cleanliness, staff behaviour, breakfast, comfort and more. Most probably you will meet the owners themselves, have a cup of coffee with them or taste the breakfast made by their hands! Contact us for more details.

Pricing per person

Price for Guided Tour: 898 €

Price for Self-Guided Tour: 650 €

*Excluding flights

What does the Guided tour include:

  • Accommodation for 7 nights
  • English speaking, local qualified Guidance by Evia Adventure Tours
  • Transport to and from Athens Airport, and everyday transfers of luggage to each accommodation place
  • Everyday transfers to each hiking destination
  • Breakfast, evening meals + wine at the table

What does the Self-Guided tour include:

  • Accommodation for 7 nights
  • GPS Device uploaded with all the tracks for each day.
  • Transport to and from Athens Airport, and everyday transfers of luggage to each accommodation place
  • Everyday transfers to each hiking destination
  • Breakfast, evening meals + wine at the table

Other extras – Not Included

Flight airtickets to/from Athens airports
Entrance fees to archaeological areas / museums
Guided tours to archaeological areas / museums
Personal travel insurance


KymiKymi is a coastal town masterly hidden behind the hills. The ancient Euboean “Kyme” is mentioned as a harbor town related to the more prominent cities of Chalkis and Eretria in antiquity. The actual town is located 200m above sea level away from the eyes of sea bandits who loomed the area in ancient times. Kymi is a nice little town somewhat far Read more


SteniSteni is one of the most famous winter resorts in Greece. One of the most picturesque villages of Evia, located on the outskirts of Dirfys, the highest mountain of Evia 30km from Chalkida. Steni has 1,280 residents and is composed of three villages. Upper and lower Steni, and the almost abandoned village of Pyrgos (Skounteri). The center Read more

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