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Athens Private Tour To Parnitha and Mpafi Refugee Half Day

Highlights

  • Visit Mpafi refugee and "Park of Souls"
  • Enjoy Mount Parnitha panoramic views
  • Embark on a private premium tour up to 6 persons per vehicle
  • Savor coffee, tea or juice and snack
  • 4 Hrs Approx.

  • Distance

    80 km

  • Difficulty
    2.0
  • Altitude Dif:

    1150 m

Pick Up Times

09:00 - 09:30

Different times upon request and according to availability.

Schedule

Whole Year Round: Daily on Request

Price Includes

  • Free hotel pick up and drop off
  • Premium 7 seater off-road vehicles driven by multilingual escort-drivers
  • Coffee, tea or juice and snack
  • Liability Insurance and local taxes

Price Does Not Include

  • Lunch or beers or refreshments in Mpafi refugee
  • Gratuities

Description

Mount Parnitha is a densely forested mountain range 40 km north of Athens. It is an ideal place for the residents or guests of Athens city, as it provides the opportunity to enjoy nature and relax while leaving behind the city stress. Parnitha’s National Park is full of pine and fir forests. It is a true oasis for many species of wildlife, such as red deer, foxes and many kinds of birds, as well as the main getaway for the hot summer days and a vast snow-covered playground during the winter.

Our day starts after we pick you up from your hotel or a point close to the indicated hotel if car access is not possible. We will follow the national road which leads to Thrakomakedones village. From there we begin to ascent the mountain, against a spectacular backdrop of Attica and shimmery strips of sea. As we drive 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 wild goat, climbing sheer cliffs. Our first stop takes place at the “Park of Souls” just opposite an abandoned hotel, a building whose original use was to serve as a sanatorium from 1912 till 1960. After our short stop there we continue our route onwards until we reach the picturesque chapel of Holy Trinity, built during the Byzantine era next to a spring and where a lot of red deer’s find refugee for relaxation and drinking water. Following our tour in the tops of Parnitha we arrive at Mpafi mountain refugee located in the heart of the mountain. It is an organised and appropriate place to accept visitors of every age who can take the opportunity to unwind in nature and discover the unique fir forest of Attica across the National Park of mount Parnes. Enough time is provided to enjoy our coffee or tea with a snack either in the yard with the breathtaking view or by the fireplace in the saloon of the refugee. After our break, we will follow the road back to Athens enjoying the best panoramic view of Athens from above. 

The escort drivers of our premium off road vehicles will create a memorable day out with the best panoramic views of Parnitha's mountain and amazing photo opportunities to capture each and every moment!

*Please note during summer period fire protection measures may be applied and access to Parnitha Mountain may be limited

Road-Map Summary

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Don't Forget

Don’t forget your face masks, comfortable shoes, for example trekking shoes or sandals, camera, sun protection, etc. During spring and autumn, we advise you to bring a jacket. 

The trip is not recommended to people suffering from car sickness, having mobility or kinetic or back problems, pregnant women or for children younger than 7 years old as we don't provide baby seats, or people taller than 195 cm or heavier than 130 kg. Alcohol consumption is not allowed to minors under age of 18 years old. Uncharted Escapes reserves the right to make minor changes in the program when considered necessary, for example, in case of unfavourable weather conditions. This can be done without any prior notice. 

Reservations must be done no later than 24 hours prior to departure. Any cancellation must be made according to our cancelation policy mentioned under “Terms & Conditions”. In case of late cancellations, no refund will be granted from Uncharted Escapes. If a tour is cancelled due to insufficient number of participants or adverse weather conditions, Uncharted Escapes will refund 100% of made payments. For more information about our terms and conditions please follow this link: http://www.unchartedescapes.com/terms-conditions

Adventure Tips

The trip is ideal for everyone who's looking for an experience beyond the ordinary, for example youth groups, single or couple participants, families with older children, and companies.

The trip has guided stops every 30-40 minutes, for everyone's convenience.   

When meals are included, Uncharted Escapes can arrange vegetarian alternatives, but information is required upon reservation. This also counts for any kind of food allergies, in order to find suitable alternatives if possible.

Travelers Info: COVID-19

Being always concerned about our guests’ and staff wellbeing and having as a priority your health and safety, we remain committed to our premium standards, fully complied with all necessary measures set by the Government. Always ready to welcome you, we act with responsibility. We stay up to date following the guidelines set by The World Health Organisation and the National Public Health Organisation. We know that your holidays with family and friends are very important to you, so we are here to make sure you can relax, enjoy and dream the way you want to.

In detail:

Before Your Tour:

  • We recommend that you should be at the pick-up area (your hotel or another indicated point nearby your hotel) 10 minutes prior to your pick up time. Our driver/escort will be on time to welcome you and show your seat, in order to keep social distancing guidelines.
  • Our vehicles are filled up according to governmental covid-19 law of their capacity. Those governmental laws and regulations against covid-19 infections might change, but are strictly followed at all times.
  • The body temperature and wellness of all those participating in the tour (escort, driver, staff and guests) will be monitored daily, excluding and maintaining in quarantine any who display fever or other symptoms.

On Board:

  • Please follow all the instructions given to you by your guide.
  • Sanitising dispensers are available at each vehicle.

During Your Tour:

  • Everybody that is taking part in the tour (escort, driver, guests etc...) will wear face mask throughout its duration as long as it is required by law.
  • Sealed lunch boxes will be given on some of our day tours. On day tours which include meals served at restaurants, those will be provided only at restaurants following all the applicable hygiene protocols.

Cleaning Standards:

Enhanced Vehicle Cleaning:

  • The average cleaning effort in all vehicles is doubled both during the day and after the end of each tour.
  • All sensitive touch areas such as seats, armrests, sidewalls etc. are intensively cleaned and sanitised daily before and after each tour.

Air Circulation On Board:

Our vehicles are equipped with A/C (and when used, the internal air circulation is turned to OFF) but as our safari tours are mainly operated in country side we strongly recommend the tours to be conducted with open windows for continuous fresh air circulation and to feel the freshness of the countryside.

Our Staff:

Our staff is trained in the latest hygiene protocols and cleaning procedures. They use personal protective equipment (face masks/shields and optional gloves) to ensure a safe travel experience for you and themselves.

Greece is well known for its long history and unique hospitality throughout the centuries. We remain confident that our services are of high value and will provide the most memorable experience in Greece to you, your family or friends. We are looking forward to escape the ordinary with you!