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  Duration: 7 Days
  Group: 6-14 people
  Departure: Athens
  Meals: Snacks and meals are included in this trip as indicated in the itinerary
  Level: Moderate

Tour Overview

This 7 days journey is our version of Greece Higlights. Join us in this adventure and you will have the chance to visit some of the most impotant sites and beauties of Greece. We will visit Delphi archeological site, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and learn how the city was considered the ‘Center of the World’ in ancient Greece.Walk around the ruins of the famous theater and the Apollo temple.

We will visit the famous Meteora,"suspended" rocks, also listed in Unesco Heritage sites. We will have a tour in the monasteries and enjoy breath-taking views from the top of the rocks. Meteora is one of the most imposing sights in Greece and a must-see for everyone visiting the country.
We will head towards Epirus region, on of the most untouched areas in Greece.

We will cross Vikos gorge, listed in Guiness as the deepest gorge in the world. We will hike up to a magnificent alpine lake and we will have the chance to stay overnight in the refuge house on the mountain.

Ηighlights of this journey:
 
- Delphi archeological site
- Meteora rocks
- Vikos gorge
- Dragon lake
- Voidomatis river

Physical Condition & Experience Requirements

 For this trip a prior hiking experience is required.  It is recommended for participants with pre-existing medical conditions such as heart, lung, and blood diseases to consult their doctor before any hike.

ITINERARY

DAY1 Button Arrive in Athens, check in at the hotel and lunch in a local tavern.

You will meet our guide in Athens, waiting for you at the hotel. Early at night we will have a short walk tour in the lively area of downtown Athens, go for a dinner in a local tavern and have a tour briefing from the guide.


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Arrival in Delphi, hike to Panas cave, visit archeological site.

Early in the morning we will depart for a 2 hours trip towards Delphi, by an air-conditioned coach. After arriving at the village we will get ready to hike for about 45 min to arrive at Korikion cave in an altitude of 1310 meter. We will explore the cave where god Panas and the Corikian Nymphs used to live according to the mythology.

After the hiking, you will have the chance to visit the famous theatre, where you will enjoy spectacular views of the surrounding mountains, getting an insight into the world of the Ancient Greeks. Visit the Temple of Apollo, the center of Ancient Greece, and best-known for its famous oracle.

After the visit in the ancient site, it is time to attent a pottery class with one of the best artists in Greece who still creates and paints his pottery items following the ancient method. Learn about the laws, forms and aesthetic principles governing an artform that is thousands of years old and has helped shape modern aesthetics and western culture.

We will end the day in a traditional Greek taverna for dinner.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner


DAY3 ButtonTransfer to Meteora.

After breakfast, we will head towards 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. Enjoy breath-taking views from the top of the rocks. After the tour in the monasteries we return back to the hotel -free time to rest and relax. At the evening it is time to try some rock climbing. It is total safe for everyone and no prior experience is need it. At the end of the day its dinner time!

Meals included: Breakfast, Snack lunch, Dinner


DAY4 Button  Transfer to Monodendri, cross Vikos gorge, arrival at Papigo village.

Our first destination is Monodendri, a traditional stone builted village. Today's day is quite interesting as we will cross the imposing gorge of Vikos. It is located in the heart of the National Park of Vikos-Aoos, a magnificent area with great ecological value. A feast of flora and fauna, Vikos is one of the few wildlife shelters in Europe, and themost deep gorges in the world according to Guiness record. We will hike for about 7 hours, a 12 km distance, in order to reach the traditional village of Papigo. Free time for everyone, for a tour in the village or for a visit and in the nearby village which is 20 minutes walk. At night we will taste excellent traditional local delicacies.

Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner


DAY 5  Hike up to the alpine Dragon lake,  and sleep at the refuge house.

We will have an early start as we will be heading towards Dracolimni. We will be walking uphill and our first stop will be the Astracas shelter at 1930m. During the first part of our journey will be passing through forest areas. Soon enough, the landscape will change as we will be entering the alpine zone of Mt. Tymphe. The variation of the surrounding environment is something that we should take into consideration especially during the summer when the temperatures can be really high. Hopefully, on our path will find find three natural refreshing water sources. The journey till our first stop at the shelter will be approximately four hours. There, we will have lunch and some rest. After that we will hit the road again and we will walk for 1.5 hours until we reach our final destination, Dracolimni. The view up there is one of the most mesmerising views that someone can enjoy from the impressive greek mountain peaks. There will be an optional extra hike route for those who want to reach the highest peak (Gamila)of the mountain. We return back to the refuge for dinner and rest.

Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner


DAY 6  Descent the mountain back to Papigo village, transfer back to Athens.

After the breakfast at the refuge house we will start our descent towards Papingo village. Free time to relax and refresh ourselves with a drink in the village and afterwards we take our way back to Athens, as we have a long journey in front of us. Transfer to your hotel.

Meals included: Breakfast, Snack lunch


DAY 7

  Departure Day

Breakfast in the hotel. Our adventure ends here. For those who continue their holidays in Greece they are welcome to try some of our short tours.

Meals included: Breakfast

What is included in the price

- All transportations during the trip (Athens - Delphi - Meteora - Monodendri - Athens).
- Accomodation based on double occupancy (6 nights)
- Entrance fees to archaeological site and museum.
- Professional tourist guide for the archaeological site of Delphi and Meteora
- Hiking Equipment (baton)
- Snacks during the hikes
- All meals as indicated in the itinerary (6 breakfasts, 4 dinners, 3 lunches)
- Two NomadsPath english speaking guides/tour leaders throughout the trip
- Luggage transfer
- All taxes

What is not included in the price

- Booking flights to Athens
- Travel insurance
- Any meals not mentioned in the program
- 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 with you

  • Hiking shoes
  • Headlamp
  • Daypack or Backpack
  • Water Bottle
  • Extra clothes
  • Waterproof jacket
  • Hat
  • Sunscreen

Greece Highlights

€ 1095

/price per person

Hiking Equipment
English speaking guide
Accomodation

Transportation from/to Athens
Snack and meals

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