Terms of Reservation

Villa Eva




Villa Irini






Villa Eva
Stelios Karampetsos
Ellina Mitropoulou
Agios Nikolaos - Kontakeika
P.O. 83200 Karlovassi Samos
Tel. (+30) 22730 89478
Tel. (+30) 6947560330
email: info@villaeva-samos.gr
http://www.villaeva-samos.gr

 


This activity can be enjoyed by either a group or an individual. The cost for one person is 70 euro and 15 euro for each additional individual.

Trekking

Samos is one of the few islands that have both sea and mountains. This island not only offers magnificent clean beaches, but also has lush green mountains with trails of incredible beauty. Walking along old roads, stone laid walkways or simple paths through forests, streams or mountainsides, all with an enchanting view. You could pass through traditional settlements, quenching your thirst at a refreshing spring. You will admire the variation in the landscape and your mind will give in to its senses and find tranquility. The heart soars and your whole being shall delight in the pleasure. Physically wakeful and Spiritually calm!

Samos has one of the largest networks of foot-paths on the Greek islands, with pine trees that provide enough shade for a walk or hike even in the summer. More than 40 trails unravel on the island and await you. The duration of the trails varies and can be anywhere from one hour to a complete day. These excursions offer a unique opportunity for observation or a more serious study of the tremendous variety of fauna and flora here on Samos.

Spring(March, April, May) and  autumn(September, October, November)  are the best seasons for hiking/trekking on Samos, since the temperature is appropriate for walking and excursions/long hikes.

Villa Eva is open all year and awaits you!

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We are always available to make suggestions and organize excursions with an experienced guide (possibly speaking your language) on trails that suit you. Naturally, upon return we would offer you the ultimate in rest and relaxation. That could be accomplished either by Shiatsu or if you wish you can soak in our ultra sophisticated Jacuzzi (spa).

We are waiting for you.

Advantages of trekking

• Suitable as a family activity, in which everyone can participate and have fun
• It is not extravagant; since the only thing needed is an appropriate pair of athletic shoes and clothes.
• It combines all the beneficial qualities of walking and then some, since the environment presents so much variety and interaction.
• Trekking is an aerobic exercise of moderate intensity, improving your cardiopulmonary system thereby increasing your stamina and improving your physical condition.
• It is a pleasurable way to lose weight without the exhaustive (and mundane) workout on a treadmill.• The muscles that get a work out are mainly the legs (quads, calves, hamstrings and gluteus)
• However, by including dynamic movements of the arms we can increase the degree of difficulty, making the muscles of the torso (abs-dorsal) participate more actively, thereby further improving the results.


General Information

• If you are out of shape and don’t exercise or just haven’t managed to make time for it, begin slowly yet progressively. Your first training session should be short and intermittent, allowing for rest. A combination of a good rhythm and speed are what separate the beginners from the experienced (advanced) hiker.
• Due to your enthusiasm you may start off very quickly, resulting in tiring rapidly and therefore giving up/quitting. A steady rhythm while hiking is very important since it keeps your breathing steady, which minimizes the pressure on the legs, the lungs and in general, on the whole body during the training session. In addition, keeping all this in mind will help you plan your excursion. Maintaining a steady rhythm will leave you feeling much less tired at the end of the trail.
• The perfect rhythm is a highly personal matter. It develops from outing to outing. Try to progressively yet steadily increase your rhythm by taking it in stride. You will know that you have accomplished the perfect rhythm for yourself when you are able to walk for one hour without needing a break/to rest.
• Take into consideration the weather conditions as well as any load you may be carrying and accordingly adjust your rhythm. The pace of the hike/trek is a matter regarding the whole body. Breathing and swinging of the arms must be coordinated and harmonious. Don’t interrupt your pace while walking unless absolutely necessary. The hurdles that you will meet shouldn’t (slow you down so as to) detain you or bring you to a halt.
• The irregular surfaces such as inclines(uphill) and declines(downhill) may pose a problem in sustaining a steady pace. You could adjust your stride in an effort to maintain your rhythm/cadence. Often that will prove difficult since you will then have to alter the pace of the trek. That isn’t necessarily a bad thing if you can adjust to the new pace and sustain it. 
• Don’t exhaust yourself by trying too hard. Take breaks if you must. Don’t forget to drink plenty of water during your excursion in order to avoid dehydration. Under no circumstances during the session should you feel uneasiness or distress. If you have any health problems then it would be wise to seek the advice of your doctor, who might suggest a different course of action.

The trekking program we suggest

Warm-up exercises: Start with a relaxed gait for 5-8 minutes, as to allow for your body to adjust in stages. This will also give you time to plan the course that you shall follow.
Main points: Continue moving forward at such a pace that your pulse can remain steady at a level appropriate for your age.
Discover back roads and passages that will provide a variety to your excursion (stairs, inclines, declines, rivers)
• Add diversity to your march, by holding a stick and making various rhythmic exercises with your arms (rotating your shoulders in a forward and backwards motion).
• Cover some short distance by walking on the tips of your toes and then shift to your heels, which will firm your calves.
• Where the trail is easy and straight forward you can increase your pace. When you have an incline ahead of you then try to keep a moderate rhythm at a controlled speed.  On steep declines try to hold your body slightly turned to the side in order to help protect your knees.

Post training/therapy: Finish the session with 2-3 minutes of a relaxing stroll

Accompanying exercises

1. ABS: If there is any possibility of lying down on the grass or on a bench, perform simple sit-ups with bent knees and your hands behind your head. Slowly lift the top part of your torso, with your waist still firmly on the ground. Exhale as you come up and inhale as you lie back down. (2 sets of 15 repetitions)
2. Stretching: Due to the fact that during a vigorous walk our legs are under greater strain, it would be best to complete your activity doing the following exercise: Sit down in the necessary spot and spread your legs. Tilting the weight of your body slowly forward, in between your legs until the point where you can feel a pleasant pull. Hold that position counting until 10 and then slowly return to your original position. Repeat this stretching exercise with the weight of your body first leaning over your right leg and then your left leg. Each time holding it for 10 seconds.


The calorie count given in the following is based on the measurement of a moderately strenuous hike for one hour. (Calories burnt=0.083 x body weight x 60 minutes)

Body Weight

Calories

50 kilos

250 calories

70 kilos

350 calories

90 kilos

450 calories




This activity can be enjoyed by either a group or an individual. The cost for one person is 70 euro and 15 euro for each additional individual.
 
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