Mt Parnitha National Park Hike with Lunch

Price: $104.00
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Shore Excursion Size ? Small
Shore Excursion Type Active, Scenic, Cuisine
Shore Excursion Duration 6 Hours
Activity Level ? Moderate
Shore Excursion Leaves From ? Outside Cruise Ship Terminal A
Food/Beverage Provided Lunch is Included. (Traditional Greek lunch of items such as bread, salads, cheeses, and a main dish, meat or vegetarian options and also gluten-free)
Recommended Dress We recommend wearing light closed-toe hiking shoes or boots and comfortable clothing. Sunscreen, hat, waterproof jacket and sunglasses are also recommended. Please bring a small backpack and your own personal water bottle.
Restrictions Minimum age to participate on this tour is 8 years and maximum is 80 years. There is storage available in the van for a small backpack. As part of the environmental policy and actions, we are committed to eliminating the use of plastic water bottles. This is an easy to moderate hike with approximately 6km of dirt trek hiking. Guests must have a good general fitness and be able to walk confidently. A hiking pole will be provided. This tour is not wheelchair accessible.

Visit the National Park of Parnitha and spend three hours hiking up Mount Parnitha to catch breathtaking views of Athens, fauna that flies through the sky, and more when you book this epic hiking tour. You'll enjoy comfortable roundtrip transportation and get an expert English speaking tour guide who will take you on an easy yet adventurous mountain trail that goes as high as 328 feet in the air to see fauna, deer, and other wildlife that call Mount Parnitha home. Your tour covers all taxes, your trekking and hiking poles, a first aid kit, and a delicious Greek Mediterranean meal for your convenience. With stops at Bafi Mountain Hut and Koromilia for a delicious lunch and stunning views of natural springs, this hiking tour is ideal for outdoor enthusiasts of all hiking abilities looking to escape the crowds!

Start your epic 3.7-mile outdoor adventure by meeting with your expert guide at your cruise terminal and hopping aboard a comfortable vehicle for a scenic drive to Mount Parnitha, Athens' closest mountain. As part of the National Park of Parnitha and just 40 kilometers or just under 25 miles away from Athens, Mount Parnitha is Europe's only national park within such a short distance to a capital city. Once you arrive at the national park, you'll follow your guide on up a scenic trail that starts in Bafi Mountain Hut, a primarily dense fir tree forest.

Take in the breathtaking views of the spring along Koromilia, known for its pristine natural spring waters. If you're up for a moderate challenge, you'll also have the option to travel pass the spring of Mesiano Nero before reaching the breathtaking Mola plateau. Here, you'll get a chance to rest and maybe even encounter red deer along your scenic hiking trail. Red deer isn't the only wildlife you'll see on this epic mountain hike, as Mount Parnitha is home to over 42 species of mammals, including deer and foxes, and over 120 species of fauna like the Eurasian griffon and the woodlark.

Continue your tour by following your guide back down the same route and get free time to catch more stunning views of the dense fir forest at Bafi Mountain Hut as you enjoy a different viewpoint. Here, you'll also stop for a delicious homemade lunch with traditional Greek delights. Depending on the weather, you'll enjoy your meal fireside to warm you in the cold or outdoors to behold more spectacular cityscapes of Athens before heading back to your port.

If you're looking for a chance to see wildlife and breathtaking views near Athens, then you won't want to let this tour pass you by. Book this exciting nature hike today and get ready for a wonderful outdoor experience of a lifetime right in Athens!