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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
  • Follow incredible off-road routes through dense vegetation
  • 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 off-road vehicles 7 seated 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

Escape to Parnitha’s National Park and Mpafi mountain refugee on a half day private tour for up to 6 persons per vehicle.

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.

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 take 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. The “Park of Souls” is dedicated to the memory of those who lived and died there and attempts to re-create the feelings of the inmates. 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 organized 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 yeard 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!

A unique escape, an exciting adventure to embrace the renowned Greek hospitality, enjoy the sights and professional yet relaxed service!!!

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

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Don't Forget

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

The Trip is not recommended to people suffering from car sickness, have mobility or kinetic problems or back problems or pregnant or for children younger than 7 years old as we don't provide baby seats or people taller than 1,95cm or heavier than 130 Kg. Alcohol consumption is not allowed to minors under the 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 unfavorable weather conditions. This can be done without prior notice.

Reservations must be made no later 24 hours prior to departure. Any cancellation must be made according to our cancelation policy. In case of late cancellations, no refund will be granted from Uncharted Escapes.

If a tour is cancelled due to insufficient participants or adverse weather conditions, Uncharted Escapes will fully refund 100% all 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, youth groups, single or couple participants, families with older children, and companies. Wine consumption is not allowed to minors under the age of 18 years old.

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

In order for Uncharted Escapes to arrange lunch or dinner with vegetarian alternatives, information is required upon reservation. This also counts for any kind of food allergies, so as to find possible alternatives.