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Athens Private Tour in the Chestnut Forest of Steni Evia


  • Visit Chalkida, Evia and Dirfy Mountain
  • Enjoy the chestnut and black fir forest
  • Explore traditional villages and chapels
  • Follow incredible off-road routes through dense vegetation
  • Savor coffee, tea or juice
  • Lunch with traditional Greek food and wine
  • 8-9 Hrs Approx.

  • Distance

    300 km

  • Difficulty
  • Altitude Dif:

    1100 m

Pick Up Times

  • 8:00 - 08:30
  • Different times upon request and according to availability.


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
  • Lunch with traditional Greek food and wine
  • Liability Insurance and local taxes

Price Does Not Include

  • Coffee or beers or refreshments in tavern
  • Gratuities


Uncharted routes off the beaten track in Evia and Dirfy mountain routes.

Uncharted routes on unexplored trails with running waters, the Chestnut trees Forest, the Black Forest with the sinkholes and caves, the panoramic views, the chapels, the traditional villages and the local Greek flavors as well as, the highest peaks of Dirfy Mountain are some of the highlights of this day escape from Athens.

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, and we will follow the national road heading towards Chalkida. Chalkida sits on the long narrow island of Evia and its very well know for the “Crazy Waters”, a unique phenomenon where the sea waters direction changes every six hours and in the middle remains stable for ten minutes. After our short stop in Chalkida we follow a route through villages and before Steni village our adventure part starts following a unique uncharted off-road route in the Chestnut forest. Wooded ridges, hills, a forest of chestnut and black pine trees that just seems to go on forever, give great opportunities for photo stops until we arrive at Byzantine chapel of Panagia Ampoudiotissa on foot of fir forest. A short visit to the chapel and to the natural water springs provides ideal scenery for relaxation.  Continuing our day tour in the foot of the Dirfys Mountains we reach Kampia village and Saint Kiriaki Chapel under firs and by water springs.

Continuing our day tour crossing traditional villages in the slopes of Dirfys we work up an appetite as we arrive at Steni village. There we are going to visit a traditional Greek tavern where we will be welcomed by the owner. He will introduce us to the Greek Mediterranean cuisine and heartfelt Hellenic hospitality with plenty of local food and wine.

After our lunch break, we will follow the road through villages to reach Chalkida village and from there we follow the national road to Athens full of memories, with the best panoramic views of Evia and Dirfy Chestnut Mountain, amazing photo opportunities to capture each and every moment and the premium service of our escorts.

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

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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.

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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.