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HIKE  1
Mansions: "archontika"
Ancient findings at Chorisa
The sailors of Hydra
HIKE  2
Koula: My Life as a Shepherdess
HIKE  3
The life of a carpenter on Hydra
A recipe for "Fava"
HIKE  4
HIKE  5
Giorgos: The Life of a Hydriote Stone Mason
HIKE  6
The Monastery of the Assumption of the Mother of God ("Theotokou")
The "Albanians" on Hydra
HIKE  7
Hike from the Venetian Bridge of Vlychos to the Chapel of St. Marina
Iannis Gavalas gives some background to the "Three-Vaulted House" at Palamidas
Iannis Gavalas tells a personal story about the chapel of Saint Marina
...continuing from the Chapel of St. Marina to the cistern
...continuing from the cistern below Episkopi to Christ Chapel
Iannis Gavalas tells about the "House of Fotias" in Episkopi
...continuing from Christ Chapel (East Episkopi) to the House of Pavlos (West Episkopi)
HIKE  8
Iannis Gavalas tells about the special beauty of Vlychos/Episkopi
HIKE  9
The Driopes
The Feast of the Blooming Almond Tree
The Song of the Blooming Almond Tree
HIKE  10
"Kyria Maria the Candle-Maker"
Iannis Gavalas about the life of a donkey man on Hydra
HIKE  11
HIKE  12
Tassos and the Sea
The book
Anna Barry
Contact

Hike 7
From Vlychos via Palamidas and the Chapel of St. Marina to Christ Chapel (East Episkopi) and the House of Pavlos (West Episkopi)
Total time: 2 ½ hours

Episkopi is one of the oldest settlements on Hydra, once the denizen of pirates. It is situated on a high plateau above a pine forest. The landscape offers a surprising contrast to the rocky, barren hills so characteristic of Hydra. Episkopi is punctuated by fields of grain, pine and olive trees and reveals a breathtaking view down to the Myrtoon Pelagos. The houses of Episkopi are inhabited eat ploughing and at harvest time and for brief retreats by hunters and those seeking its special serenity.
The name "Episkopi" comes from the Arvanitikan "piskop", which means "staff". This may well derive from the idea that it is useful to have a staff during your walk up to Episkopi, which will take you along the northern shore of Hydra and up through a pine forest. It is an easy and pleasant ascent; there is only one rather steep stretch which provides a significant shortcut.


View from the "coastal path" past Upper Kamini towards north-west




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