Sit back, relax and enjoy a scenic drive, winding your way along the lower slopes of Mount Pelion, surrounded by the silver-green foliage of aged olive trees to the pretty and historic village of Milies. Legend has it, that this quaint village was once home to the Centaur, a mythical half-man, half-horse creature.
From the heart of the village, your guide will host you on a stroll through the cobblestoned streets, admire the majestic mansions and elegant water fountains, before visiting the Folk Art Museum. A private collection of photographs depicting forgotten trades and vocations.
Then it’s time to pull on your hiking boots and put your best foot forward, as you embark on a hike through the magnificent Pilion Forest. Narrow paths meander through the thick grown forest and old cobblestoned bridges arch over bubbling brooks. Following your hike, a well-deserved picnic luncheon including some traditional delicacies prepared by a local tavern, will be served in idyllic surroundings.
Finally, upon reaching the village of Kala Nera, you’ll have the opportunity to take a refreshing dip in the crystalline waters of the sea, before returning to the comfort of your coach for the return drive to Volos.
You and all those in your party should be aware that, in undertaking activity excursions, you will be involved in a degree of physical exertion and/or activity such as hiking, biking, snorkelling, kayaking, diving etc. By booking the excursion you confirm that you and all those in your party are in good physical and mental condition, with no history of conditions such as seizures, dizziness, fainting, heart condition, respiratory problems or back/neck problems (by way of example only). You should also ensure that no one in your party is taking medicine that carries a warning about impairment of physical or mental abilities. If you are pregnant this type of excursion may not be appropriate for you. It is your responsibility to ensure that you are fit and well enough to take part in the activities booked and you are reminded to take care for your own safety. Because of the risks associated with activity excursions, you may be asked by the excursion provider to sign a document which may affect or limit the excursion provider’s liability. Comfortable flat walking shoes are recommended.
BEACH/WATER RELATED EXCURSIONS
For any excursion involving water, guests are reminded to exercise particular care. Alcohol and eating a full meal should be avoided before swimming. If buoyancy aids are provided for an activity they must be worn at all times. You should bear in mind that the sea is unpredictable. Lifeguards are unlikely to be present and there may not be a flag system to indicate whether or not it is safe to go in the water. In addition, beach activities may not be supervised or accompanied and so you should take care to satisfy yourself as to the safety of the beach and/or the sea at the time of your excursion.
Please exercise caution when entering the sea as the seabed and aquatic environment is capable of springing surprises and we have not inspected the beach or seabed for its safety. Children must be supervised by you at all times near water. All activities on the beach, water and in the sea are undertaken at your own risk. You’ll need to take swimwear, a towel, sunscreen and flat shoes that can be worn in the water.
Cunard will arrange for the excursions to be performed by the relevant excursion provider. Cunard does not provide or supply the excursion services. Cunard will exercise reasonable care and skill in the selection of the excursion provider, but will not in any circumstances have a greater liability than the excursion supplier and Cunard shall not be responsible for the negligent acts/omissions of the excursion supplier. Please note that in relation to all excursions Cunard is not responsible or liable for any loss, damage, or injury sustained by you unless such loss, damage or injury arises out of a breach of legal duty of Cunard.
Before booking any activity excursions it is essential that you ensure your travel insurance extends to cover the specified activity. It is your responsibility to obtain adequate insurance.
The tour is not suitable for children under the age of 15. There will be approximately 3½ hours of walking over rough, uneven and gravel surfaces with steps and several inclines to negotiate. During the hike there are no suitable comfort stops available. Please remember to bring your swimsuit, a towel, a sun hat, a bottle of water and sun protection.