Hiking Kolivata Lefkada
About The Place
Nestled within the embrace of the picturesque island of Lefkada, Kolivata is a hidden gem that invites travelers to step into a world of tranquility and authenticity. This charming village, with its time-honored architecture and traditional Greek atmosphere, offers a serene escape from the hustle and bustle of modern life.
Wandering through the narrow streets of Kolivata is like stepping back in time, as stone houses adorned with blooming bougainvillaea and colorful gardens paint a picture of rustic beauty. The village’s architecture echoes the island’s rich history and cultural heritage, while the warm and welcoming demeanor of its residents adds to its allure.
Surrounded by the island’s lush landscapes, Kolivata presents a verdant oasis where nature’s splendor reigns supreme. Olive groves stretch out to the horizon, creating a tapestry of silvery green that dances in the gentle breeze. Nearby, the crystal-clear waters of the Ionian Sea beckon, offering a refreshing respite on sun-drenched shores.
For those seeking exploration, Kolivata is a gateway to a world of natural wonders. Trails meander through the countryside, leading to breathtaking viewpoints that showcase Lefkada’s scenic beauty in all its glory. The aroma of wild herbs fills the air, and the chorus of cicadas provides a soothing soundtrack to your journey.
Highlights this Hiking
Hike across the slopes of Mt. Skaron
Visit Monastery of Evangelistria’s Red Church (1458 AD)
Visit Agios Georgios Monastery (1611 AD)
Distance 10 km
- 4 Hours
Embark on a captivating hike that takes you through a range of captivating landscapes, allowing you to explore the hidden gems of Lefkada, away from the tourist crowds. This extraordinary adventure is perfect for active travelers seeking authentic experiences, immersing themselves in nature and culture.
Our journey commences in the charming village of Kolivata, nestled at an elevation of 425m. From here, we embark on a scenic circular route, meandering across the slopes of Mt. Skaron, where a tapestry of diverse landscapes unfolds before us. Following traditional stone-paved trails, we traverse this enchanting terrain, immersing ourselves in the beauty of nature and the rich history of the region.
As we continue our expedition, we pay a visit to two significant religious landmarks that hold great cultural and historical importance to Lefkada. The first stop is the renowned Monastery of Evangelistria’s Red Church, a historical treasure dating back to 1458 AD, located in the traditional village of Platystoma. Here, we are greeted by the grandeur of the monastery, a testament to centuries of spiritual devotion and architectural brilliance.
Our journey further takes us to the remarkable Agios Georgios Monastery, established in 1611 AD. This sanctuary stands as a testament to faith and serves as a haven of tranquility amidst the breathtaking landscapes. As we explore these hallowed grounds, we have the opportunity to delve deeper into the spiritual and cultural heritage of Lefkada, gaining insight into the region’s past.
Join us on this beautiful hike that unveils the stunning landscapes, intriguing history, and authentic charm of Lefkada’s interior. Immerse yourself in nature, soak up the local culture, and create lasting memories as you venture off the beaten path.
What to Bring
Light hiking shoes or hiking boots
Comfortable clothes (preferably quick drying material, cotton or polycotton not denim)
Waterproof jacket/ membrane (for the rainy days)
Hat , Sunglasses, Sun block
Your own personal water bottle
In the winter season additionally:
Trousers and fleece sweater
Warm Socks, Gloves & Scarf
English speaking Guide
Light snack (juice, coffee, tea, biscuits)
- Basic physical condition
- Ages 14 years old and above
- Meeting time 10.00
- End of activity 14.00
Cancellation Policy - Flexible
- Whenever you cancel 4 days or earlier than the confirmed activity starting date, your fee will be refunded for the entire activity charge.
- In case of cancellation within 48 and 96 hours before the scheduled activity starting date, you'll get 50% reimbursed.
- Those who cancel 48 hours or beyond are considered last-minute cancellations. There will be no refunds