Discover Dryopida

A traditional village, untouched by time

Description

In the central part of the island you will find the largest village of Kythnos island, which is Dryopida. As you enter, you can see the sizeable neighbourhood of Galatas, which offers a glimpse of its very distinct architecture, with its tiled roofs and labyrinthine alleys. Continuing the tour through the narrow streets, you will see the largest church on the island, Agia Anna, Kythnos’s version of the Athens Metropolis. Crossing the main street, the so called Piazza, you will greet and meet the Greek ladies of the village, sat there drinking their coffee and gossipping the island’s news. The next stop is the enchanting cave of Katafyki, one of the largest in Greece. To finish the walking tour we visit first of all the Byzantine Museum, with its rare and famous collection of Orthodox icons from previous centuries, and then we go to the Folk Museum where we learn about the lives of Kythnos people from days gone by, both rich and poor.

Features

  • Starting time: 09:00am
  • Location: Upon request
  • Implementation period: All year round (upon request)
  • Trail distance: 2km
  • Route type: Circular
  • Activity duration with breaks: 2 hours
  • Difficulty: Moderate
  • Suitability: Suitable for all / relatively goot fitness is required

Information

The altitude difference in the rising during the return is 50 meters in 0.2 kilometers.

There is a minimum number of 4 participants required for the implementation of this outdoor activity. Experience Kythnos reserves the right to postpone or cancel the activity in case of non completion of the required number of participants. For individual bookings or for less than 4 participants please contact us to request a price.

Participants should have with them:

  • Bottle of water
  • Hat
  • Sun cream (during summer months)
  • Hiking shoes or trainers (Open shoes, sandals or flip-flops are unsuitable)
  • Hiking backpack and poles (if available)
  • Swimwear and beach towels

Includes

  • Guide
  • Tour planning - Sightseeing
  • Transfer from the exit point to entry point (if necessary)
  • Photographs from the tour
  • Liability insurance
  • All taxes

Price

  • Standard: 15€ per person
  • Private: 30€ per person

Minimum participants: 3