Ios Hiking & Skarkos

Ios Hiking & Skarkos

Learn about the early Bronze Age settlement of Skarkos on this guided hiking trip exploring Ios Island.

Ios island, known as the island of light, is located in the southern Cyclades and it’s famous for its vibrant nightlife and ancient landmarks. Starting from the port, your guide will take you on a hiking tour through the valley and towards Skarkos, one of the most important prehistoric sites in the Aegean and especially the Cyclades. This well-preserved site, dating back to 2400bc, covers an area of 1.1 hectares and is the largest and best-preserved sites of the Keros-Syros culture. At one time home to between 200 and 300 people, Skarkos is built on terraces that follow the natural relief of the hill. Reflect with the guide on the vision presented, as you learn about this civilization through the ruins witnessed at the site.

After the visit to Skarkos, you will walk deeper into the countryside of Ios, studying the landscape, reflecting on the life of the people and their historical contributions on the island. Included is a stop for a refreshment at a picturesque coffee shop, before returning through the main town and ending at the church of Hagia Irene, which welcomes the visitors to the island and where you will return to your SeaDream yacht.

Notes: A minimum participation is required to operate all Yachting Land Adventures and some have limited capacity. All adventures in the SeaDream Yachting Land Adventures program are subject to change. Final departure times will be published onboard. Please wear hiking shoes or sturdy sneakers. Water will be available for you at the gangway.

Port: Ios Island

Duration: 3.5 hours

Current Price: 79 USD