Hike in Mt. Parnitha

GENERAL INFO

Need to get away from the hustle and bustle of the big city? Lace up your hiking boots and head out onto the trail. Designated a national park in 1961 the densely-forested Mt. Parnitha, which covers a huge area of over 30,000 hectares about 40km north of Athens city-center, is a hiker’s heaven and a magnet for nature lovers as it offers a vast hiking trail network for all levels of difficulty.
The ancient Greeks believed that the goat-footed god Pan used to come to Mt. Parnitha to play his music and dance in the forest. Today, one still finds thick forests of fir and pine, jagged mountain peaks, gorges, caves, and springs. The National Park it is also home of one of the largest remaining Red Deer populations in Greece. The deer make their habitat here, in one of the richest areas of the country concerning flora, hosting over 1,000 plant species, 96 of which are endemic to Greece, as well as some 132 bird species, 25 mammal species, and 30 reptile and amphibian species, according to the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF).

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DAILY ITINERARY

It will take us less than an hour’s drive to leave Athens’ noisy city-center behind and enter to the quietness of the mountain. Our loop- hike starts from the foothills of mount Parnitha and the challenging but non- technical trail of Chouni gorge. We begin to ascent the mountain, against a spectacular backdrop of Attica and shimmery strips of sea. Walking along the pine and arbutus forest is quite possible to come across a red deer as it forages for food, or perhaps a kri-kri, Cretan ibex climbing sheer cliffs.
Once we arrive at Flambouri mountain hut is time for our much-deserved lunch break. From this spot, we are able to see a huge part of Athens, some of the Saronic islands in the background and the Mpafi refuge shadowed by the top of Mt. Parnitha.
Our way back passes through the springs of Kira and Koromilia, following a trail with gently descents into a thick, fir forest. As we are approaching the end of our hike keep an eye out for climbers. Trek’s finish point is the scenic rock of Petra at the foothills of mount Parnitha, one of the oldest and most important climbing places in Greece.

 

WHAT'S INCLUDED

PRICE INCLUDES

  • All transportation during the trip
  • Climbing Equipment
  • Services of a mountain guide

NOT INCLUDED

  • Gratuities for leader/guide or driver
  • Other items of a personal nature
  • Αnything not mentioned in above program

INCLUDED MEALS

  • Picnic lunch

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