Refresh, rejuvenate, and reconnect with nature amidst the majestic mountains, the rich ocean, and the lush river valley of Koledra that blesses Metochi with its waters.
On the hour-long journey to Plextari you will notice the unique flora that defines the area, along the winding roads that take you past Mt. Dirfys, from one side of the island to the other. Abundant pine, firs, chestnut , and olive trees welcome you through the canyons and valleys on your way to the coast. You will pass through Steni, where refreshing mineral-rich drinking water awaits you at the public spring.
Hidden among the flowering plants are various herbs and greens that grow wild in the area, such as oregano, thyme, and various “horta”, greens. If you go high enough, you will encounter the traditional Greek mountain tea that Greece is famous for. And, if you are lucky enough, a local might invite you mushroom hunting! Whether you hunt for mushrooms or not, watch out for goats and sheep and their herders as you round the bends of your journey to Plextari, the natural oasis away from the city!
Beach-goers can enjoy the local Metochi seashore or visit the local beaches of Naftiko, Thapsa, Koromilies, or Bambakies. Swimming, kyaking, and spear-fishing can be enjoyed aplenty. ?lso you Can enjoy Hiking in the majestic mountains of the greater area or you may choose to take a stroll or bikeride along the sycamore-tree-lined Koledra River, which takes you all the way to the ocean.