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  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.

Trek Itinerary

 
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We will meet at Doukissis Plakentias metro station .We will drive (20 mins) until until the starting point of the hike trail.
The duration of the hike is about 45 minutes in a total distance of 2 km. The level of the hike is very easy as it goes all the way through a dirt road. We will arrive in a beautiful small church located at an altitude of 800 meters in very picturesque part of the mountain, so don't forget your camera. It is a simple chapel of the 13th-15th century, dominating the slope of the mountain. There is no evidence that monks used to live here but the surroundings give as the vibe that place was very active in the past.
Today the church is considered a guest house as it has a fireplace room where one can find temporary shelter during the winter time. The courtyard has a spring and a plane tree, while the view is breathtaking. At this beautiful landscape we will have the opportunity to relax and explore the area for about an hour. Afterwards we will take our way back to the starting point of the hike.

What is included in the price

  • Transportation from Athens to Penteli mountain and return
  • Snacks during the hike
  • English speaking guide
  • All taxes

What is not included in the price

  • Booking flights to Athens
  • Travel insurance
  • 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
  • Light Backpack
  • Water Bottle
  • Hat

Penteli Mt. tour

€ 40

/per person

Hiking Equipment
English speaking guide
Transportation
Snacks
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Charateristics of the hike

Tour Duration

Duration of the trip, including the transportation is about 4-5 hours.

Period of operation

Hiking Penteli mountain  can be done the whole year.

Minimum attendance

The minimun attendance for Penteli hike is 2 persons.

Hiking Level

The difficulty level for the Penteli hike is easy