We will be hiking on Mount Parnes, Attica's highest mountain. We will take a route on which I've been often guiding tourist hiking groups for many years. I have chosen this route for the following reasons... • It is not very physically demanding and involves no technical difficulty so that it is suitable for people without any special hiking experience. • It runs through the deer hangouts and it is almost certain that we see (and photograph) plenty of those cute creatures. • It runs mostly through open landscape offering constant amazing views. We will pass by some of the best viewpoints to be found on the mountain and wonder at views of both Athens to the south and Boeotia and Euboea to the north. • We will also see some other points of interest such as a wooden sculpture park and a spooky, supposedly haunted, ruined hospital building. Our hike will last for 2-3 hrs together with stops for marveling the views, taking photos, resting and brunching. Throughout the day I may keep you entertained with some of the subjects I am exceptionally knowledgeable and passionate about such as Greek History and Adventurous Traveling. See you in the mountains!
Mountains are among the things I love the most. I have been an active hiker/mountaineer ever since I was a kid and have climbed countless mountains in 4 continents. I am an avid traveler and travel blogger. I have been in nearly 80 countries. I speak 7 languages. I am very well accustomed to interacting with people of diverse cultural background. I have been hiking the mountains in the vicinity of Athens exhaustively throughout the years and I know all the hidden trails and best viewpoints that few locals and no tourists know about. I always enjoy being in the mountains with a good company!
Your trip will include brunch. Let me know if you have any particular dietary preferences.. Be you peckish? Have a bite.
I will bring over water and juice for you.
We'll be driving to the trailhead and back in my comfortable sedan car.
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We'll be hiking on Mount Parnes: the highest of the mountains surrounding Athens. We'll do a route that I especially planned to make the best out of the participant's time and is rarely used by even locals. It combines hiking through some fantastic open and forest landscapes, some of the most spectacular views that may be seen from any place near Athens, watching wild deer in action, and visiting some interesting and picturesque man-made sites.
Hike Mount Parnes and watch wild deer