Guided Walking at Lafkos, Pelion

DISCOVER TRULY UNSPOILT GREECE AT ITS BEST FROM THE TUCKED AWAY PELION PENINSULA

Code: POLCL

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Activity types:

  • Coastal
  • Culture
  • Food & drink

Level

  • Easy
  • Medium
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Difficulty indicator

Difficulty is measured on many factors such as distance, ascent/descent, terrain, weather and more. There's no magic formula, but from our experience we use yellow for easy, orange for medium and red for hard. Challenger holidays require a high level of fitness and stamina.

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From £749.00 - 7 nights

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Holiday overview

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The ancient stone paths of the Pelion provide a fantastic network of walking between its untouched traditional villages. This relatively unknown corner of Greece is the perfect place to get away from it all and sample their relaxed way of life. Our walks enjoy the region’s diversity including its many beaches, cypress groves and green hills with the dramatic backdrops of Mount Pelion, Volos and the islands of the Pagasetic Gulf including Evia.

Holiday Highlights

  • The Pelion’s Peninsula’s charming, untouched villages, each with their welcoming tavernas
  • Enjoy magical views across the calm waters of the Pagasetic Gulf dotted with pretty islands
  • Stepping back in time on the area’s kalderimi or stone paths – once the main arteries
  • between villages under Ottoman rule
  • Enjoy blankets of colour along your walks in springtime including orchids

Price includes

  • A full programme of guided walks with 2 options every walking day
  • All transport to and from walks
  • The services of experienced HF Holidays leaders
  • ‘With flight’ holidays include return flights from the UK and hotel transfers
  • 7 night's accommodation in en-suite rooms
  • Half Board – buffet breakfast and 3-course evening meal

In pictures...

Accommodation

The Lagou Raxi Country Hotel in Lakfos, PelionLagou Raxi Country Hotel

The views from the Lagou Raxi are its real wow factor – this modern 3-star hotel sits at the edge of the unspoilt stone village of Lafkos with wonderful panoramic views over the islands in the gulf and to the mountains.

 

Your room

20 comfortable en-suite bedrooms are located in three ‘houses’ surrounded by relaxing gardens. You can enjoy:

  • bath or shower
  • hairdryer
Fantastic rooms at the Lagou Raxi Country Hotel in Lakfos, Pelion

Facilities

Outdoor Pool at the Lagou Raxi Country Hotel in Lakfos, Greece

As a guest, you can enjoy the use of:

  • outdoor swimming pool
  • comfortable seating area with feature fireplace
  • outdoors terrace area
  • wine bar, perfect for relaxing after a days walking.

Dining

Our holidays at Lafkos are Half Board with breakfast and 3-course evening meal featuring locally sourced dishes.

Delicious buffet breakfast at the Lagou Raxi Country Hotel in Lafkos, Pelion

Your evenings

The friendly atmosphere of our Guided Walking holidays continues into the evening.

Enjoy a glass of wine or beer whilst listening to your leaders outlining the next day's walks. Or just relax in the hotel bar or on the terrace outside chatting with your fellow guests.

Itinerary

Our experienced leaders offer the choice of two different walks each day

Choose the option which best suits your interests and fitness

We provide flexible holidays. Choose easier walking one day and harder the next or just explore independently or relax around the resort

Our leaders are friendly and welcoming making your holiday fun and sociable

Our walks from Lafkos help discover the incredible variety this compact area has to offer. Underfoot there are good paths including the area’s famous kalderimi stone tracks allowing us to enjoy walks across the southern part of the peninsula for views across the Pagasetic Gulf, the Aegean Sea and out to neighbouring islands such as Skiathos. Both inland and above the sparkling waters, we’ll enjoy the chance to stop at local tavernas for well-earned refreshments and a wonderful, authentic Greek atmosphere.

Easier walks: [Level 2 logo] 5 to 8 miles on good paths, with some rocky sections. Up to 1,300ft of ascent in a day.

Harder walks: [Level 3 logo] 7 to 11 miles on good paths, with some rocky sections. Up to 1,900ft of ascent in a day.

Your free day offers a chance to relax at the hotel making use of the pool and tennis court, or you may wish to stroll into Lafkos to explore further or neighbouring Milina for a swim in the sea and tavern lunch. It may also be possible to travel to the Pelion’s ‘capital’ Volos for a day of sightseeing and museum visits.

Please note that the itinerary outlined is provisional and could be subject to change. A finalised itinerary will be available at the resort and every evening your leaders will talk to you about the next day’s walks.

Local Area

Shops & Facilities:

There are a number of local shops within a short walking distance of the hotel where you can obtain the basic necessities, ingredients for a packed lunch and plenty of gift shopping including handmade jewelry and local products.

Travel

All walks transport is now included in the price of the holiday.

‘With flight’ holidays

For flight times and prices please see the Dates & Prices tab.

We offer British Airways flights from London Gatwick, plus regional flights from Manchester (regional flight supplement £50) to Thessaloniki.

If you book a ‘with flight’ holiday with us, we automatically include transfers between the airport and the hotel. The coach transfer to Lafkos takes approx 4 hours.

Independent travellers

All our overseas holidays can also be booked without a flight. This is ideal if you are travelling from overseas, or prefer to make your own arrangements from your local airport. If you choose this option the transfer to the hotel is not included.

HF Holidays can help you to reach the hotel in the following ways:

HF Holidays’ transfer coach from Thessaloniki Airport. These are timed to meet the HF Holidays’ flights (provisional HF Holidays’ flight times can be found on the dates and prices tab or call 020 8732 1220). Cost per single journey is £49. Please note that HF Holidays is not responsible for your onward travel if you fail to meet the transfer coach under any circumstance.

Dates & Prices

Date Description Nights Brochure price Book
7 May 2018 POLCL - Guided Walking Pelion
(Travel included)

Flight - Outbound

BRITISH AIRWAYS

  • Depart: 7 May 2018, 6:50 a.m.
  • Arrive: 7 May 2018, 12:05 p.m.
  • Depart from: London Gatwick
  • Arrive at: Thessaloniki Makedonia

Flight - Return

BRITISH AIRWAYS

  • Depart: 14 May 2018, 12:40 p.m.
  • Arrive: 14 May 2018, 2:10 p.m.
  • Depart from: Thessaloniki Makedonia
  • Arrive at: London Gatwick
7 £1,049.00 Book Now
7 May 2018 POLCL - Guided Walking Pelion - Without Flights 7 £749.00 Book Now
14 May 2018 POLCL - Guided Walking Pelion
(Travel included)

Flight - Outbound

BRITISH AIRWAYS

  • Depart: 14 May 2018, 6:50 a.m.
  • Arrive: 14 May 2018, 12:05 p.m.
  • Depart from: London Gatwick
  • Arrive at: Thessaloniki Makedonia

Flight - Return

BRITISH AIRWAYS

  • Depart: 21 May 2018, 12:40 p.m.
  • Arrive: 21 May 2018, 2:10 p.m.
  • Depart from: Thessaloniki Makedonia
  • Arrive at: London Gatwick
7 £1,049.00 Book Now
14 May 2018 POLCL - Guided Walking Pelion - Without Flights 7 £749.00 Book Now
21 May 2018 POLCL - Guided Walking Pelion
(Travel included)

Flight - Outbound

BRITISH AIRWAYS

  • Depart: 21 May 2018, 6:50 a.m.
  • Arrive: 21 May 2018, 12:05 p.m.
  • Depart from: London Gatwick
  • Arrive at: Thessaloniki Makedonia

Flight - Return

BRITISH AIRWAYS

  • Depart: 28 May 2018, 12:40 p.m.
  • Arrive: 28 May 2018, 2:10 p.m.
  • Depart from: Thessaloniki Makedonia
  • Arrive at: London Gatwick
7 £1,049.00 Book Now
21 May 2018 POLCL - Guided Walking Pelion - Without Flights 7 £749.00 Book Now
28 May 2018 POLCL - Guided Walking Pelion
(Travel included)

Flight - Outbound

BRITISH AIRWAYS

  • Depart: 28 May 2018, 6:50 a.m.
  • Arrive: 28 May 2018, 12:05 p.m.
  • Depart from: London Gatwick
  • Arrive at: Thessaloniki Makedonia

Flight - Return

BRITISH AIRWAYS

  • Depart: 4 Jun 2018, 12:40 p.m.
  • Arrive: 4 Jun 2018, 2:10 p.m.
  • Depart from: Thessaloniki Makedonia
  • Arrive at: London Gatwick
7 £1,049.00 Book Now
28 May 2018 POLCL - Guided Walking Pelion - Without Flights 7 £749.00 Book Now
10 Sep 2018 POLCL - Guided Walking Pelion
(Travel included)

Flight - Outbound

BRITISH AIRWAYS

  • Depart: 10 Sep 2018, 6:50 a.m.
  • Arrive: 10 Sep 2018, 12:05 p.m.
  • Depart from: London Gatwick
  • Arrive at: Thessaloniki Makedonia

Flight - Return

BRITISH AIRWAYS

  • Depart: 17 Sep 2018, 12:40 p.m.
  • Arrive: 17 Sep 2018, 2:10 p.m.
  • Depart from: Thessaloniki Makedonia
  • Arrive at: London Gatwick
7 £1,049.00 Book Now
10 Sep 2018 POLCL - Guided Walking Pelion - Without Flights 7 £749.00 Book Now
17 Sep 2018 POLCL - Guided Walking Pelion
(Travel included)

Flight - Outbound

BRITISH AIRWAYS

  • Depart: 17 Sep 2018, 6:50 a.m.
  • Arrive: 17 Sep 2018, 12:05 p.m.
  • Depart from: London Gatwick
  • Arrive at: Thessaloniki Makedonia

Flight - Return

BRITISH AIRWAYS

  • Depart: 24 Sep 2018, 12:40 p.m.
  • Arrive: 24 Sep 2018, 2:10 p.m.
  • Depart from: Thessaloniki Makedonia
  • Arrive at: London Gatwick
7 £1,049.00 Book Now
17 Sep 2018 POLCL - Guided Walking Pelion - Without Flights 7 £749.00 Book Now
24 Sep 2018 POLCL - Guided Walking Pelion
(Travel included)

Flight - Outbound

BRITISH AIRWAYS

  • Depart: 24 Sep 2018, 6:50 a.m.
  • Arrive: 24 Sep 2018, 12:05 p.m.
  • Depart from: London Gatwick
  • Arrive at: Thessaloniki Makedonia

Flight - Return

BRITISH AIRWAYS

  • Depart: 1 Oct 2018, 12:40 p.m.
  • Arrive: 1 Oct 2018, 2:10 p.m.
  • Depart from: Thessaloniki Makedonia
  • Arrive at: London Gatwick
7 £1,049.00 Book Now
24 Sep 2018 POLCL - Guided Walking Pelion - Without Flights 7 £749.00 Book Now
1 Oct 2018 POLCL - Guided Walking Pelion
(Travel included)

Flight - Outbound

BRITISH AIRWAYS

  • Depart: 1 Oct 2018, 6:50 a.m.
  • Arrive: 1 Oct 2018, 12:05 p.m.
  • Depart from: London Gatwick
  • Arrive at: Thessaloniki Makedonia

Flight - Return

BRITISH AIRWAYS

  • Depart: 8 Oct 2018, 12:40 p.m.
  • Arrive: 8 Oct 2018, 2:10 p.m.
  • Depart from: Thessaloniki Makedonia
  • Arrive at: London Gatwick
7 £1,049.00 Book Now
1 Oct 2018 POLCL - Guided Walking Pelion - Without Flights 7 £749.00 Book Now

Information

  • Double room for sole occupancy: £20 per night
  • Non member associate fee: £10 per person

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