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  • OVERVIEW
      Duration: 1 Day
      Group size: 2-10 people
      Departure: Athens
      Meals: Snacks are provided during the hike
      Level: Easy

    Trip Introduction

    Come and enjoy a special hiking excursion to the Penteli mountain very close from the center of Athens. Penteli mountain is particularly well known in Greece for its famous marble used in the Golden Age of Pericles to build the Parthenon (Acropolis) and the ancient city of Athens in whole.
    It is located at the north-western edge of the city and is easily accessible for a day hike.

    The hike at Mount Penteli is designed for beginner hikers or for a family visiting Athens.It provides the ideal solution for those who have no experience before of hiking, they love nature and want to escape from the noisy city. So, The level of the hike is very easy as it goes all the way through a dirt road.
    In this tour you will see how the marbles still remain on the mountain and you will enjoy a spectacular view of Athens. We will visit a small chapel of the 13th-15th century where probably monks used to live there in the past.

    Physical Condition & Experience Requirements

    Penteli Mt hike is not a technical hike, and no prior hikingexperience is required.It is recommended that participants with pre-existing medical conditions such as heart, lung, and blood diseases consult their doctor before any hike.
  • TOUR DETAILS

     

    DAY1 Button

    Travel to Olympus mountain - Hike to Petrostrougka refuge hut

    Flight to Athens or to Thessaloniki. From here we drive towards Litohoro located right at the foothills of Olympus mountain. We start at 1110m, and after a 3-hour hike in a pleasant rich forest trail of pine and fir trees until we reach our destination for the day the Petrostrouga Hut. We will enjoy a stunning view at the Aegean sea and the high summits while the tour leaders gives a briefing of the next days program. We will have a meal and overnight stay at the hut.

    (Estimated Walking Time: approx. 3 hours)


    DAY2 Button

    Hike to Muses plateau - Tumba peak - Sleep at refuge house

    The day starts early as we need to depart by 09.00 towards the Muses plateau, named after the inspirational goddesses of literature, science, and the arts. During this 4-5 hour stunning hike we will see how the mountain’s ecosystem transforms, from dense forest to alpine terrain, as we head towards higher altitudes. A small but friendly refuge will accommodate us where  we will have a 2 hour break to get acquainted with the space, get a warm tea, or socialise with local climbers.

    After lunch and relaxing time, we will hike the nearby peaks – named Profitis Ilias at an altitude of 2.781m and the close by peak of Tumba at 2.786m - just above our refuge to admire superb views of Mt Olympus summits. A breath taking view of the Aegean Sea while the sun is setting is the perfect closure of our hikes. Upon our return to the refuge a well deserved dinner and a drink are all we need to complete the day.

    (Estimated Hiking Time: approx. 4-5 hours)


    DAY3 ButtonDescent the mountain -  Transfer to Meteora.

    Today after breakfast, is the summit day. In order to reach Mytikas we will have to use our hands (rock scramble). At the top of Mytikas (2918m) you will see one of the most magnificent views in Greece. On a clear day, you are able to see as far as Albania and Bulgaria in the North, and Chalkidiki penisulla. As reaching the summit is challenging and the safety of our clients always comes first, our guides retain the decision if clients are to actually climb the peak of Mytikas.

    We will descent the mountain taking a different trail this time. Afterwards we drive towards Meteora for overnight there and if we are on time we will go for a perfect sunset view.


    (Estimated 
    Hiking Time: approx. 8
     hours)

    Meals included:  Dinner


    DAY4 Button   Meteora - Return to Athens.


    Meteora, famous all over the world for its gigantic rock pillars and monasteries that are built on the rocks' summits, a unique worldwide UNESCO monument. Meteora is one of the largest Greek Orthodox communities in Greece, one of the most imposing sights in Greece and a must-see for everyone visiting the country.

    Today we have one more challenge on the rocks. We are going to explore this magnificent scenery from the best ever viewpoints following a magnificent via cordata route. The route we will follow, it is an ancient path curved by the monks in the Middle Ages who lived in the ruined monastery. It is a scramble walk that leads to one of the highest rocks of Meteora where you will enjoy breathtaking views from the top. Late at noon we will drive towards Athens to finish our excursion.


    Meals included:
     Breakfast.

  • INCLUDED

    What is included in the price

    - Transportation from Athens to Penteli 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

  • WHAT TO BRING

Walking in Mt. Penteli

PRICE
€ 40
1 Adult


Duration: Day tour
Departure: From Athens


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