What about a special excursion off the beaten path in the heart of Greece's 2nd largest island! Dirfi is a majestic mountain hosting rich biodiversity and mysterious fog clouds in the center of Evia island. Also recognized as a gem for mushroom hunting (seasonally)! Our journey will start just outside the picturesque village of Steni through a dense forest(part of Natura) rich in chestnuts, firs, oaks, plane trees, ferns but also small mammals, various birds and amphibians. The uphill trek starts next to an idyllic river, crosses the best part of the fir forest and ends at the local refuge.There you can breath the fresh cool air from the Aegean sea and admire the cone of Dirfi and the surrounding peaks. After a short rest we start our descent from a different terrain, traversing a rocky garden for a short while, overlooking the village and south towards other alpine peaks.Finally we cross the pine forest with the smell of resin gushing around us! During the trek we make many breaks for refreshment and try to introduce you to local customs and culture. In Steni we can enjoy a walk in the small alleyways & find hand collected herbs! The whole hiking route (~10km,+700m) has a moderate difficulty with small challenging but enjoyable parts. On the way back we can stop at a mushroom station and learn more about the fungi kingdom! *See tips for transport
"My vision is to help transform people from ordinary tourists into adventure travelers" A nature enthusiast and amateur photographer with background experience in trekking and other active sports like climbing, trail running, swimming, and snorkeling. Ι grew up in Chalkida and would love to guide you around the beautiful outdoor spots of my island! I've traveled around the world and have hiked throughout India, Japan, Guatemala, Morocco and South Africa among others and am sure that we will have lots of stories to swap! This Experience is a great opportunity for me to put my passions to practice and make new friends! I look forward to hosting you during your visit to Greece! And know that other activities can be organized as per your interest (via ferrata, caving, yoga session) upon request!
For groups more than 2 people discount can apply. Send me an inquiry
Transfer by private car from Chalkida bus (or train) station to Steni village via-versa (~40min). Please read tips for more…
Mount Dirfi is situated in the middle of Evia and with a height of 1743 m. is the island’s highest peak. The proximity to Athens and the unrivaled beauty of the aesthetic forest making the mountain a favorite destination for hikers.Being between Aegean Sea & Evia's gulf offers great 360o views with weather conditions normally found on much higher mountains. Seen from afar it resembles a volcano which is why many people call it "Greek Fuji"
12歳以上の方4名まで参加できます。 * Good physical condition **Winter(snow) gear ***Previous experience in trekking is desirable but not mandatory.
*The transport from Athens to Chalkida should be covered by yourself. Train & buses (accessible by metro) run from Athens almost every 30min to Chalkida ~1.15h ~6,5€ ticket price **After booking i send specific directions to individuals to meet together in Athens and arrive as a whole team