"Hiking tour to Kerkis mt 1434m, sunset from the top of Samos"
On the highest mountain of Samos Kerkis Mt. there are 5 main footpaths and a pass to hike through the steep rocky terrain to reach the top Vigla at 1433m (4,701 ft). For all of these options, you need to cover by foot almost the same distance of 11km for up and down, the starting altitude of the trails is 700m.
Depending on the season, the timing, and the group experience we are able to operate the trip also from the panoramic view side (the way from Kalithea) or from the Airplane (the place of the airplane crash during 1989).
Normally we chose the trails of the south-west in order to be as little as possible exposed to the sun during the summer. The other advantage is that we use the easiest possible trail for our sunset and night hiking trip.
The terrain is rocky and although the route may be physically demanding it is not technically. We will make sufficient stops so everyone can keep up. The views are breathtaking!
After passing through a small forest, we will reach the rocky terrain of the mountain with its’ unique whitish color due to the high chalk content. Asmall churches are found along its slopes. The area is sanctuary to several endangered plants and animals and so has become part of European Union’s Natura 2000 network of protected sites.
The view is breathtaking on most of the parts. On a clear day, you can see the neighboring islands and even Turkey coastal in the offing.
TOTAL ASCENT: 1030m
*Note: Free transportation from and to your location in distance of 10km around meeting the point.
*30 min off road drive by 4X4 to the starting point of the route, included.
Kerkis: Hiking to the top of Samos
⌛ Total Duration: 8h
📌 Meeting Point: Kampos
👥 Group Size: 3-10
⌚ Meeting Time: Jun- Sep 16:00
✅ Available Day: On Demand
✔ Hotel transfer *
✔ Local guide
during the trip
✔ Small greek snacks
WHAT TO BRING WITH YOU
✔ 2L of Water
✔ Sunscreen & Hat
✔ Comfortable Walking Shoes
✔ Some extra snacks
✔ Warm clothes for the top