In the Footsteps of Dionysus (Agios Kirikos Port on Ikaria)

In the Footsteps of Dionysus (Agios Kirikos Port on Ikaria)

Take an ancient hiking trail crossing the east cape of Ikaria; journeying through the history, archaeology, mythology and mysteries of Ikaria.

Meet your guide pier side and travel by coach approximately 20 minutes to the Fanari Village and start of this ancient hiking trail. The trail crosses important biodiversity areas for marine, animal life and geological formations. During the walk you enjoy hiking on the longest beach of the island crossing from the south to the north coast. Take in the fresh air perfumed with the essential oils of the medicinal plants of the east cape.

Vist one of the best-preserved towers in the Agean, the Drakano tower; with its imposing circular construction dating back to Alexandrian times and located among the remnants of the ancient Acropolis settlement from the 5th century BC. You will follow in the footsteps of the rebel God Dionysus, who was especially known as the god of wine and ecstasy. Visit the Cave of Lero which, according to tradition, is the birthplace of the ancient Greek God Dionysus. Inside the cave you will enjoy a local herbal tea, while you travel back to the ancient times through interpretive mythology storytelling. The walk concludes at the beach of Iero (holy) where you can enjoy swimming in the crystal waters of Ikarian sea. Afterward, reboard the coach for the return drive to Agios Kirikos and your waiting SeaDream yacht.

Notes: This is a moderately strenuous hike involving steep inclines along the rocky coastline to gain access down to the beach and cave. Norwegian walking sticks are available for use on this adventure. This hike is not recommended for inexperienced hikers. If you plan to swim, please wear your swimsuit under your clothing and bring a towel as there are no changing facilities available. Sturdy hiking shoes are recommended, not open sandals.

A minimum participation is required to operate all Yachting Land Adventures, and some may have limited capacity. All adventures in the SeaDream Yachting Land Adventures program are subject to change. Final departure times will be published on-board.

Operation of this excursion is from Agios Kirikos port on Ikaria and the arrival is subject to weather and sea conditions. This Yachting Land Adventure must be booked 72 Hours (3 days) prior to arrival in the port to confirm its operation during your voyage. Please book on the website, or onboard, early to avoid disappointment. Cancellations after the deadline are non-refundable.

Port: Ikaria

Duration: 4.5 hours

Current Price: 199 USD

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