Duration: 1 Day
      Group size: 4-14 people
      Departure: Athens
      Level: Easy
      Altitude: 1160 m

    Trip Introduction

    The trek at Mount Parnitha is designed for beginner trekkers who are in good health with average physical fitness.The National Park of Parnitha provides the ideal solution for those who love nature and want to escape from the noisy city. Parnitha is the ideal mountain for pleasant hiking excursions, without particular difficulties or risks.
    The routes provide opportunities to observe different vegetation types: firs, pines, oaks, junipers, plane-trees and phrygana. The most important paths are well sign-posted and pass along springs, thick forests and pastures.

    Mt. Parnitha is a relatively steep mountain with dense vegetation and several ridges separated by deep valleys or gorges. In 1961 the entire mountain was declared a National Park.
    It is the closest and highest mountain in the vicinity of Athens.The National Park of Parnitha holds many secrets that few people know and you will find it home to 42 mammals, among them deers, foxes and many kinds of birds.
    There are numerous hiking trails on the mountain of varied difficulty that are suitable for every hiker.

     Physical Condition & Experience Requirements

    Parnitha trail is not a technical hike but good stamina is an advantage. No prior trekking experience is required, however having done hiking before will be an asset. It is recommended that participants with pre-existing medical conditions such as heart, lung, and blood diseases consult their doctor before any hike.

    DAY TOUR  Excursion in Mt. Parnitha National Park

    We will meet at Doukissis Plakentias metro station. We will then drive for less than an hour towards the foothills of Parnitha mountain to reach the starting point of the hike trail.
    We will hike one of the Parnitha National Park trails and it is high possible to encounter some red deer passing by. Dyring the hike we can have some stops for rest and take our snacks enjoying the view of Attica region.
    We will end up at the mountain refuge Bafi a warm and welcoming place, with a unique view, and try homemade cuisine with village pies, hot drinks and many other delicious dishes. Combined with the fresh air and the tranquility of nature, provide a good opportunity to escape from the bustling city.
    We will go back at Doukissis Plakentias metro station.


    What is included in the price

    - Transportation from Athens to Parnitha and return
    - Hiking Equipment (baton)
    - Snacks during the hike
    - English speaking guide
    - All taxes

     What is not included in the price

    - Alcoholic beverages
    - Additional expences as a result of leaving the tour earlier
    - Additional expences as a result of staying longer
    - All other services that are not listed above


    Essential information for your trip

    Food and water in Greece

    Greek food is absolutely excellent and very healthy. It is a huge part of Greek culture. The colourful Mediterranean diet of tasty dishes alongside a fantastic range of fresh vegetables and salads, the excellent ingredients, the lengthy procedure involved in preparing the food, the culture of sharing dishes with others, eating with friends or with the family, it is social event where you get to share a lot more than just food.

    Breakfasts will be taken at the overnight guesthouses, buffet style and usually they offer bred, jam, honey, local yogurt, traditional homemade pies, fresh juices, coffee and tea.
    Dinners usually include starters, fresh salad and of course local recipes and delicatessens.
    All the places on this trip have drinkable water from the tap to fill your personal water bottles. Please check with the tour leader at the various location

    Passport and Visas

    Citizens from EU and from UK do not need a visa to visit Greece.Also, USA passport holders do not require a visa.

    Weather in Greece

    The weather in Greece during May to September is characterized by warm days.

    What to bring with you

    - Hiking shoes
    - Daypack or Backpack
    - Water Bottle
    - Hat
    - Sunscreen


Parnitha National Park tour

€ 50
1 Adult

Duration: Day tour


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