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culture walk

Hiking in Xanthi's Pomak villages

culture walk

Hiking in Xanthi's Pomak villages

Paused through April 30. To protect the health of our community, all Airbnb Experiences are paused due to coronavirus (COVID-19). Visit the Help Centre for the latest updates before you book.
Duration
8 hours
Group size
Up to 10 people
Hosted in
English
culture walk

Hiking in Xanthi's Pomak villages

culture walk

Hiking in Xanthi's Pomak villages

Paused through April 30. To protect the health of our community, all Airbnb Experiences are paused due to coronavirus (COVID-19). Visit the Help Centre for the latest updates before you book.
Duration
8 hours
Group size
Up to 10 people
Hosted in
English

What you'll do

We hike to the villages of mountainous Xanthi region where Pomak people live. We meet them, taste their gastronomy, enjoy their way of life, observe the local architecture and nature. We begin from Sminthi town and move on to discover unknown to the public old forgotten settlements.

Your host

Learn more about Irene

Irene

I am a qualified Mountain Leader, a national park ranger and ERA expert of Leading Quality Trails in the Greek part of Rhodope mountain range which extends from the mountainous region of Drama to the highlands of Xanthi, in northern Greece. I have guided individuals and groups since 2008. I love to reveal the local natural beauties to the visitors and help them discover the unique diversity of fauna and flora. The area includes Preserved Monuments of Nature and parts of the ecological network Natura 2000. There is over 300 km of hiking trails network suitable for every level of fitness.

Where you'll be

We will visit Sminthi town, try the local food and we walk to the nearby small villages where Pomak people live

Guest safety

Outdoor activities carry risks, and you may be exposed to dangerous situations as part of this experience. Make sure you can participate safely given your abilities and the conditions (such as location, weather, and equipment).

Things to keep in mind

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Communication policy

Always communicate through Airbnb. To protect your payment, never transfer money or communicate outside of the Airbnb website or app.

Guest requirements

Up to 10 guests ages 15 and up can attend. Hiking route of moderate difficulty

Government ID

You’ll need to take a picture of yourself that matches the photo on your ID. This is so Airbnb can confirm who’s actually going on the experience. You’ll only have to do this once.

What to bring

Medium backpack with water, snacks, personal medicine,anorak

More tips

Hiking route 15km.Bus ticket to Sminthi from XAnthi 1,8 euros. The return ticket from Geraka village to Xanthi around 4 euros.

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Irene
Hiking in Xanthi's Pomak villages
New experience
$81/person
New experience
$81/person