The village of Skiti and the region of Agia are both very traditional areas, and our guesthouse here makes the ideal base from which you can venture out and explore and enjoy a variety of activities and adventure.
Organised walks and hiking tours at Mt. Kissavos and the wider area of Skiti
Hiking trail “Skiti – Prophet Elias – watchtower – Lake Skiti” with a picnic with light lunch, water and refreshments, as well as photos taken at the pergola on Prophet Elias hill and at the lake.
Hiking trail of “Skiti –Bourboulithra – Agiokampos”. This activity begins from our Guesthouse and includes a picnic in the middle of the journey.
Hiking trail “Agia – Metaxohori – Megalovrysso”. This activity begins from the town of Agia and includes a picnic. You will be transferred from our Guesthouse to Agia by our minibus.
Hiking trail to Mt. Kissavos: “Melivia – Velika” (in cooperation with Trekking Hellas East Thessaly). Includes picnic as well as archery and flying fox experience for all ages. This activity begins from the village of Melivia and you will be transferred there by our minibus. It is one of the most visited hiking trails all over Greece with a great passage from Mt. Kissavos to Aegean Sea.
Jeep safari and trekking to Mount Olympus: “Elassona – Hristakis Shelter – Skolio” (2.911 m altitude) (in cooperation with Trekking Hellas East Thessaly ). Includes picnic at the Hristakis Shelter and memorabilia photos taken at the peak of Skolio.
Jeep safari and trekking at the forest of Polydendri and at the Royal estates (Vasilika Ktimata). Includes visit to 15th century chapels that are located within the Royal estates (in cooperation with Trekking Hellas East Thessaly ). The activity begins from our Guest house and includes a picnic.
Enjoy a variety of sea excursions and sea safari all along the coastline of the region of Thessaly, on our zodiac-type motorboats. You can select among wonderful journeys to the sea caves of Peleus & Thetis, or a river safari at the delta of Pinios river, visiting and having lunch at the picturesque seaside village of Damouhari, where the famous musical ‘’MAMMA MIA’’ was shot or even visiting the island of Skiathos with all its famous beaches.
Sea Safari at the sea caves at Veneto. An amazing experience, where you will have the chance to hear the rich mythological story of the sea caves and enjoy your sun bathining in isolated beaches, around the area of the caves. Transfer by mini bus at Agiokambos port for boarding in Zodiac boat type. Duration of the activity: 5-6 hrs (In cooperation with Stavento Sailing Greece)
Sea Safari at the Delta of Pinios River. Transfer by mini bus at Agiokambos port for boarding. We are leaving behind the Aegean Sea and we are entering the river from its delta area. A nice journey in the area, where we will also have the opportunity to catch river crabs. At the port of Stomio, we are going to cook our crabs for our lunch. Duration of the activity: 7-8 hrs (In cooperation with Trekking Hellas East Thessaly).
Sea tour at Skiathos island. An amazing journey to one of the most beautiful greek islands in Aegean Sea, the island of Skiathos. We are going to visit all the crystal clear waters spots and sandy beaches of the island and we will enjoy our lunch at the city of Skiathos. Transfer by mini bus at Agiokambos port for boarding. Duration of the activity: 13-14hrs (In cooperation with Stavento Sailing Greece)
Sea journey to Damouhari & “MAMMA MIA”. A brilliant chant for our guests to acquaint the unknown green blue waters of the eastern coastline of Mt.Pelion, which is accessible only by boat. Stopovers for a swim in remote beaches and lunch at the picturesque port of Damouhari, in a seatavern, right where the famous musical was shot. Duration of this activity: 10 ( in cooperation with Stavento Sailing M.C.P.Y.). Transfer by mini bus at Agiokambos port for boarding.
Daily sailing cruise from Volos to Trikeri island and trekking at the olive groves of the island (in cooperation with Stavento Sailing M.C.P.Y.). Transfer by mini bus at Volos port for boarding in sailing boat.
Canyoning and Trekking at Kalypso canyon.This unique canyon is located within Mount Kissavos and has 3 levels on difficulty. This activity also includes picnic and is ideal for groups of all ages ( in cooperation with Trekking Hellas East Thessaly). A minivan will pick you from our guest house.
The olive groves of Skiti,owned by the Traditional Guest House Ios, are ideal and offered for an exceptional experience in the farming of olives, as our guests have the chance to pick olives which they will use in their daily diet at the guest house, as well make olive oil at a nearby olive press, which they can take home as a memento.
The multicultural monastery of Prodromos (13 nationalities) opens its doors to Ios’ guests and introduces us to the art of apiculture – the flower honey of Kissavos, secrets of the production and the circle of life of the bees. The apples of Agia are famous all over Greece and we are so proud for this. Theory lessons and agro touristic experience at the apple groves that are scattered around the guest house.
Chestnuts are the registered product of Skiti in Larissa. You can pick chestnuts, have theory classes about their nutrition value and place in Greek cuisine. Every night we cook the days chestnuts at our fire place and enjoy them with our drinks.
Discussions and exchange of opinions and experiences regarding agro tourism with the consultant of agro tourist accommodation Mr. Stelios Ioannidis.
Bird watching at Pinios’s Delta(in cooperation with the Trekking Hellas East Thessaly). Includes picnic and archery at the Delta area. Also we can try to catch crabs at the rivers’ estuary which we will cook. This activity begins fron Velika village. The minibus will pick you up from our guest house and take you to Velika.
Canoe/Cayak at the River Pinios’ Delta (in cooperation with Trekking Hellas East Thessaly). Includes picnic and archery in the area near the River Pinios’ Delta. Rafting at River Pinios’ Delta (in cooperation with Trekking Hellas East Thessaly). Includes picnic and archery in the area near the River Pinios’ Delta.
Day trip and tours to Meteora. Visits in 2 monasteries (the Great Meteoro and Varlaam or Agios Stefanos). Day Trip and touring at Agia Paraskevi at Tempi valley. We cross the suspension bridge of Tempi and visit the church of Agia Paraskevi which is located inside a rock. We stop and also enjoy sightseeing at the historical village of Ambelakia with the chapel of Agios Georgios. Day Trip and touring at the Byzantine chapel of Agii Anargiri and a walk in the very beautiful and interesting area with the monks’s ascetic places (hermitages) of the 15th century.
Day trip at the Diachronic(Timeless) Museum of Larissa. Walks at the town’s center and visit to the A’ Ancient Theater. Day trip at the Hippocrates’ museum in Larissa and at the A’ Ancient Theater. Day Trip at Ambelakia Village and touring at Svarts’s Mansion as well as the Folklore Museum of Ambelakia.
The Traditional Guest House Ios, organizes weekly accommodation packages of groups 6-23 people that include Greek Traditional Cuisine, with a certificate of attendance presented at the end of the seminar. The certificate is presented by the well known Chef Vasilis Panagoulis, the tourist organization of Larissa and the Traditional Guest House Ios. The theory classes are taking place at the Ios Guest house’ premises and the practice is taking place either at the kitchen area of a traditional tavern, the premises of Ios Guest House or al fresco in the open air.
The Traditional Guest House Ios, organizes weekly accommodation packages of 6-23 people that include Greek language lessons for beginners where at the end of the seminar the attendants are given a certificate accordingly. The certificate is provided by the tourist organization of Larissa and the Trainer of the Traditional Guest House Ios. The theory classes are taking place at the premises of the Ios Guest house and the practice is taking place by talking with locals during every occasion throughout our excursions.