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Athens Tour. Escape in Parnitha Mountain Park

Highlights

  • Visit the Parnitha National Park and enjoy the panoramic views
  • Embark on a semiprivate safari tour up to 6 persons per vehicle
  • Follow incredible off-road routes through dense vegetation
  • Savor coffee, tea or juice
  • Lunch with traditional Greek food and wine
  • 7 Hrs Approx.

  • Distance

    130 km

  • Difficulty
    3.0
  • Altitude Dif:

    670 m

Pick Up Times

Mon - Wed - Fri -Sun

Athens Center

8:00 Neos Kosmos

8:10 Fix

8:15 Koukaki

8:20 Akropoli

8:35 Plaka

8:40 Zappeio

8:40 Syntagma

8:55 Monastiraki

9:10 Psyrri

9:20 Omonoia

9:25 Kerameikos

9:30 Metaxourgeio

9:35 Stathmos Larisis

8:00 Nea Smyrni

8:10 Hilton

8:15 Ilisia

8:25 Mavilis Square

8:35 Ampelokipoi

8:50 Lycabettus

9:00 Pedio Areos

9:05 Gkyzi

9:10 Polytechneio

Schedule

Whole year round: Monday - Wednesday - Friday

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

Description

Escape to Parnitha’s National Park on a semiprivate safari tour for up to 6 or 8 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 Mount Parnitha and pick up our morning coffee, tea or juice on the way.

It will take less than an hour of driving to leave Athens’ noisy city-centre and enter the entrancement of the mountains. Our first stop will take place at an altitude of 600m, at Lake Beletsi which is an artificial lake that seems to belong in a fairytale. The landscape resembles the Alps and is not at all reminiscent of Athens, Greece. Continuing our route to Mount Parnitha we follow a unique off-road route through the forest full of pine trees, goats, chapels, monasteries and natural springs. After our little adventure, we will approach Avlonas Village. Crossing the village and heading onwards, the mountain adventure starts again through an off-road route to Voutima wildlife refuge. The uniqueness of the terrain, the dense vegetation, rare species of endemic plants, the different kinds of mammals and species of birds are spread in smaller or larger areas of the mountain. Reaching the west slope of Mount Parnitha, a panoramic breathtaking view of the Saronic gulf with the islands of Salamina and Aigina will appear before our eyes.

Then we head on the asphalt road and drive away while enjoying the panoramic view of the Saronic gulf from above. As we work up an appetite we arrive at Hasia 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 back to Athens through picturesque villages before reaching the city of Athens. 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!!!

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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 and autumn, we advise you to bring a jacket.

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.