Vikos Gorge

February 3, 2018

Located 30 km north of Ioannina, the Vikos gorge is one of the most popular hiking destinations in Greece. Its length is around 12 km- or 24 if you also count the Vikaki gorge, beginning next to Monodendri village- while its limestone formations, extending up to a height of 1700 meters, date back to 37- […]

Samaria Gorge

February 3, 2018

Situated within the muncipality of Chania, in western Crete, Samaria gorge is 16 km long- one of the longest in Europe. Thanks to its beauty and reputation, it is visited by thousands of hikers and nature-lovers every year. The region is inhabited by three amphibian species, eleven reptiles, 200 birds and 32 mammals, including the […]

Portitsa Gorge

February 3, 2018

The bridge of Portitsa is within walking distance from the village of Spileo in Grevena prefecture. To visit it we can go either on foot from the paved path that begins near the village’s primary school, or go by car from dirt track which also starts from the village. It was constructed in 1743 with […]

Mount Xerovouni

February 3, 2018

Mountain Xirovouni is located in central Evia and belongs to mountain range of Dirfy. It is a rocky mountain and there are many climbing routes (traditional climbing). During the winter months when there is snow the ridge is quite dangerous. There are many holes among the rocks, creating traps that can cause injuries to hikers, […]

Mount Vardousia

February 3, 2018

Mount Vardousia covers a large area of central Greece, mostly in the prefecture of Phocis, but with a small part claimed by Pthiotis. It is one of the few mountains in Greece boasting a genuine Alpine character. More than ten peaks exceed 2,000 in heightmeters, making the mountain an ideal destination for winter hiking. Particularly […]

Mount Tzoumerka

February 3, 2018

Recognizable by the steep edges of its western side, Mount Tzoumerka is situated between Arta and Ioannina. Together with Kakarditsa and Lakmos they constitute the area’s most significant mountain masses. The eastern slopes are milder and more easily accessible during the winter months. Firs, black pines, maples and other trees cover the lower part of […]

Mount Tzena

February 3, 2018

Mikri (small) and Meghali (big) Tzena, two peaks of an almost equal height, are the continuation of the mountain range that includes mounts Kaimaktsalan and Pinovo. Renown for its rivers and the gorge of Notia, it is perfect for less demanding hikes, thanks to its mild terrain and relatively low (under 2,000 m.) peak. A main […]

Mount Tymfi (Gamila)

February 3, 2018

A very popular hiking destination, mount Tymfi is located in the region of Zagori, in Ipeirus. Its lower slopes are covered in cedar, beech and oak forests, which give way to pines and firs on higher altitudes. Rare mammals, including otters, wolves and brown bears, and birds, like the golden eagle and the shore lark, […]

Mount Tsigori

February 3, 2018

Tsigori is a relatively unknown mountain of southern Pindus. It borders with Tzoumerka and Avgo while at the foot of the mountain flows river Acheloos. The slopes of the mountain is full very tall firs while closer to the river one can find planes, chestnuts, hazels, oaks etc. Unfortunately due to the upcoming construction of […]

Mount Triklario

February 3, 2018

One of the most unknown and least discovered Greek mountains is mount Triklario. It is situated next to lake “Mikri Prespa” and borders with mountains Varnountas and Verno. At its slopes we can find around 1300 species of plants and a rich forest with beeches, oaks, junipers and firs. We can also encounter the rare […]

Mount Timfristos (Velouchi)

February 3, 2018

Mount Timfristos or Velouchi, located between Evritania and Phthiotis prefectures, belongs to the Pindus mountain range and is connected to Agrafa. From its peak you can see the mountains of central Greece, with Vardousia and Kaliakouda to the south and Panetoliko and Chelidona to the southwest. About 50% of Evritania is dominated by forests- a […]

Mount Taygetos

February 3, 2018

Taygetus is the highest mountain in the Peloponnese, and each year receives thousands of Greek and foreign visitors. Its length is more than 100km. and the ridge has to “offer” the climbers one of the largest alpine routes in the country. The route is known as Pentadactylos. During the winter months is covered in snow, […]

Mount Smolikas

February 3, 2018

The second highest mountain in Greece, mount Smolikas is situtated close to Vasilitsa and Tymfi (Gamila), while Grammos is further to the north. The whole region is of great ecological significance and, thanks to limited human interference, it is home to rare species of flora and fauna. Pines, lammergeyers, firs and several kinds of decidious […]

Mount Siniatsiko (Askion)

February 3, 2018

Having a longitude of 33 km mount Askion or Siniatsiko stands out from the plain of Ptolemaida separating mount Verno to the north from mount Vourino to the south. It belongs to the network of protected areas “Natura 2000” and has a protected area of 79.300 acres. The most famous villages in the area is […]

Mount Pinovo

February 3, 2018

Mount Pinovo, with its long ridge and green slopes, stands out between mountains Kaimaktsalan and Tzena. Its dense forests of pine and beech extend up to an altitude of 1800 meters, before giving way to alpine vegetation and flowers which remain in bloom throughout the summer. The local fauna is equally rich and includes western […]

Mount Penteli

February 3, 2018

Situated north of Athens city center, mount Penteli is easily recognizable from afar because of its extensive quarries , looking like wounds which will never heal. The mountain is famous for its flawless white marble, which was used to build the Acropolis and other ancient monuments. Today, the ancient quarries are only used to obtain […]

Mount Parnonas

February 2, 2018

The greatest mountain range of Peloponnese, Mount Parnon extends along the east side of the peninsula, separating the Laconian plain from the Argolic Gulf and ending at Cape Maléa in the southeast. Compared to other mountains of the region, it has a relatively mild climate, with fewer days of snow cover. About 86% of its […]

Mount Parnitha

February 2, 2018

The highest and most extensive mountain range in Attica, Parnitha is located at the northwestern outskirts of Athens, with its western side overlooking Viotia perfecture. It is connected to Mount Kithairon to the west via the Skourta Plateau, while its eastern heights (Mavrovouni) reach as far as the coast of the South Euboic Sea. Part […]

Mount Parnassus

February 2, 2018

Mount Parnassus is best known for its snow resort and surrounding villages, which are stormed by thousands of skiers and visitors during the winter months. Still, the ski center is only on side of the coin, since the mountain boasts a great number of mountain paths and scenic landscapes that may be cherished in peace, […]

Mount Panetoliko

February 2, 2018

The Southernmost section of Pindus mountain range, Mount Panetoliko (or Panaitoliko) boasts the highest peak in the Aitolia-Akarnania perfecture and gives its name to a whole muncipality.  Its landscapes resemble the mountains of Northern Greece, while its extensive network of footpaths make it a good choice for hikers. Several streams flow into the region’s rivers, […]

Mount Orliakas

February 2, 2018

Mount Orliakas is located in the prefecture of Grevena and borders with mount Vasilitsa. Renowned for its rich flora and fauna, boasts a great variety of mushrooms (about 1,000 species). According to scientists, is an ideal habitat for the bears, as in the caves find refuge those large mammals, that fall into dormancy during the […]

Mount Olympus

February 2, 2018

Mount Olympus, with its 52 peaks- including Mytikas, the highest in Greece and one of Europe’s highest in terms of topographic prominence- is the ultimate destination for lovers of nature and heights. Well-preserved paths and rock-climbing routes lure the visitor and set the perfect scene for adventure. The mountains’ shelters are open from spring till […]

Mount Oligyrtos

February 2, 2018

Mount Oligyrtos, located at the borders of Argolida, Korinthia and Arcadia, is one of the region’s smaller- in terms of perimeter- mountains, but is renown for its green slopes and panoramic views. It boasts a fir forest of 21,250 acres and 24 animal species, including several kinds of woodpecker, the rare golden eagle, six species […]

Mount Oiti

February 2, 2018

Oiti is located at the northeast end of Vardousia and spans at Fthiotida and Fokida prefectures. It is a limestone mountain and at its alpine part there is flysch. Its altitude is over 2000m and most of its part is cover by firs. (Abies cephalonica). There are also oak and black pines. Near the rivers […]

Mount Ochi

February 2, 2018

Mount Ochi is located on the southern edge of Evoia (Euboea) and, together with Dirfis and Kandili, it is among the island’s biggest mountain ranges. On the south, the landscape is dry and mostly bare as a result of consecutive forest fires, which are widely believed not to have been accidental- as is obvious by […]

Mount Mikri Ziria

February 2, 2018

Mikri (Little) Ziria constitutes the northern end of Mount Kyllini.Thanks to its orientation, it remains clad in white for several months, while on certain years it receives more snow than even the mountains of Northern Greece. Because of its moderate height and the unpredictability of the local climate, the snow is often not hard enough […]

Mount Menalo

February 2, 2018

Mount Menalo is located centrally on the Peloponnese peninsula, within the borders of Arcadia prefecture. Its greatest part is covered in fir, with pines and cypresses growing on the southern slopes. In recent years, fires have destroyed a significant area of the forest, while the rise in temperature and decrease in rainfall have began to […]

Mount Mavrovouni (Flega)

February 2, 2018

Overlooking the road that links Kalabaka to Ioannina and the Aoos artificial lake, mount Mavrovouni forms the natural border of the Pindus- Valia Kalda national park. The region is of particular ecological significance, since its dense deciduous and evergreen forests are home to a number of rare species- brown bears, wolves, does and wild boars, […]

Mount Lakmos (Peristeri)

February 2, 2018

Situated north of Metsovo, within the central part of the Pindus range, Mount Lakmos or Peristeri is one of the region’s most remote mountains. It is surrounded by peaks of over 1700 meters in height and is only accessible after a long drive through Pindus. More than ten of its peaks are exceed the altitude […]

Mount Kitheronas

February 2, 2018

Mountain Kitheron is located west of Mount Parnitha and it joined to it with mount Pastra. Further south and east stand Gerania and Patera mountains. It is covered by forest and due to its low altitude it does not have alpine parts. The trees we can see is pines, firs and junipers. The fires of […]

Mount Kandili

February 2, 2018

Long and narrow mount Kandili, in northwestern Euboea, is not the island’s highest mountain, but it is renown for its spectacular views of the Eubean Bay. Despite its modest height, its slopes are covered in firs, beginning at an altitude of a mere 500 meters- possibly the lowest elevation for a fir forest in the […]

Mount Kaliakouda

February 2, 2018

Mount Kaliakouda is like a twin to Chelidona seperated only by Karpenisiotis river, the two are of almost equal height. An ideal destination for adventure-seekers, it stands out for the wildness of its nature and thanks to its contiguity with other mountains, it may serve as a base for several days of exploration.The Panta Vrechi […]

Mount Kaimaktsalan

February 2, 2018

With its highest peak reaching 2.524 m. in altitude, Mount Kaimaktsalan (White Peak) or Vorras is the third highest in Greece after Olympus and Smolikas. A significant percentage of the mountain’s mass is within the greek borders, while the northern part, behind the summit of Prophitis Iias, belongs to the Republic of Macedonia. The highest […]

Mount Hymettus

February 2, 2018

Located in the eastern side of Athens, Hymettus– with its greenfiled of 81.230 acres- is one of the city’s last remaining green havens. The valley of Prinaris splits the mountain into the Great Hymettus of the ancient Greeks and Anidros (water-barren) Hymettus or Elaton. In recent years, the opening of new roads, the construction of- […]

Mount Grammos

February 2, 2018

One of the best known and most discussed mountains in Greece is mount Grammos. It is known both for its ecological value and the role it played during the Greek civil war. It belongs to the “Natura 2000” network. To the west it borders to Albania, while to the East it reaches the Arena mountain […]

Mount Giona

February 2, 2018

Giona is the highest mountain in central Greece and the fifth highest in the country. Located between Parnassus and Vardousia, its peak offers a view of Olympus and several other mountains. It boasts one of the steepest slopes in the Balkans, beginning at Plaka village and rising 1,100 meters high, up to Giona’s highest peak- […]

Mount Fengari

February 2, 2018

Mount Saos or Fengari, towers above Samothraki (Samothrace), Greece’s northernmost island, and is the first thing a visitor will notice when approaching the island (accessible only by boat from Alexandroupoli). The second highest mountain in the North Aegean Sea- after Athos-, it is on the way of the European pedestrian pathway E6, extending from Finland […]

Mount Erymanthos

February 2, 2018

Erymanthos is situated at the Northwest Peloponnese and borders with mountains Kallifoni and Lampeia. It is divided in three parts: Profitis Ilias, Mouggila and Olonos. Profitis Ilias has the longest ridge with an altitude of of 2.125 m. The three parts meet at Olonos ridge. The summit has an altitude of 2223 m and it […]

Mount Elikonas

February 2, 2018

Helicon (Elikonas) in Boeotia prefecture along with Dirfis is one of the favorite and closest destinations for Athenians climbers. It has a rich flora, with the firs (Abies cephalonica) to occupy most of the mountain. Near the top the landscape becomes alpine. It has five peaks above 1500m. with most prominently being Paliovouna (1.747m.). It […]

Mount Dourdouvana

February 2, 2018

Dourdouvana lies at the end of Aroania mountains (Chelmos). It  is a slavic name which means rose (or Triantafyllia in Greek) while its ancient Greek name is Penteleia. It is situated NE of Chelmos and it has two almost equally high tops. Around the mountain there are many fir trees but we can also find […]

Mount Dirfis

February 2, 2018

Mount Dirfis is situated in the middle of Euboea and, with a height of 1743 m., is the island’s highest mountain. Its steep slopes are exposed to the cold northeastern wind currents and tend to be clad in snow during the winter months- making the mountain a favourite destination for Athenian hikers. Seen from afar, […]

Mount Chelidona

February 2, 2018

Fir-clad mount Chelidona is located in Evrytania perfecture, next to the mountains Panetoliko and Kaliakouda. Rivers Karpenisiotis and Trikeriotis flow at its foot, while its peak offers spectacular views of Kremasta dam- but not the villages, byzantine monastery and historical bridge of Tatarna, which are hidden underwater in the artificial lake. The mountain’s southern slopes […]

Mount Chatzi

February 2, 2018

Mount Chatzi is part of the Pindus mountain range and constitutes the southernmost boundary before Agrafa and the Valtos Mountains. Mesochora dam has been built at its foot to allow for the diversion of Acheloos river and the production of electricity- one more case of harmful human intervention, which is expected to destroy an area […]

Mount Aroania (Chelmos)

February 2, 2018

The Aroania mountain range (Chelmos) of the northern Peloponese is among the most popular winter destinations for Athenians. The third highest mountain of the peninsula after Taigetos and Ziria, it receives many more visitors than the other two mountains because of its popular ski resort, which is situated at Vathia Lakka, 14 km east of […]

Mount Agrafa

February 2, 2018

Agrafa is a densely forested mountainous region in mainland Greece, divided in West, East and Northern Agrafa and extending from the outskirts of Mount Tymfristos to Tavropos artificial lake. The rivers Agrafiotis and Tavropos both spring from Agrafa – an area of exceptional natural beauty, which remains pristine thanks to its remoteness. Mountaineers have a […]

Aradena Gorge

February 2, 2018

Situated in the perfecture of Chania, Aradena gorge, with its steep surrounding cliffs and scenic views of the Libyan Sea, is only 5,5 km long and a perfect destination for non-demanding hikes. The gorge’s fauna includes bearded vultures and other rare bird species, while lucky visitors may also come across the local wild goat called […]

Acheloos river

February 2, 2018

Also known as Aspropotamos (Whiteriver), possibly because its water takes a pale white colour as it crosses the rich in clay minerals grounds of Pindus, Acheloos begins its journey from mount Lakmos (Peristeri) at an altitude of 2,000 meters. Greece’s second longest river after Aliakmonas, it springs from Chaliki village and flows into the Ionian […]

Ratzorema Gorge (Mount Chatzi)

February 2, 2018

Ratzorema gorge is situated at the foot of mount Chatzi, not far from the dam of Mesochora. Its opening gives the appearance of a dried up stream, but the river, which is hidden only a few meters away, has continuous flow all year round. Still, few people attempt a dip in its waters, which remain […]

Syrrako Kalarrytes Path

February 2, 2018

The villages Syrrako Kalarrytes are known for their architecture and long history. The first inhabitants were Vlachs and settled at Kalarrytes between 10th to 12th century, while at Syrrako century at the 15th. At the year 1430 the town of Ioannina was conquered by the Ottomans. A few years later, Kalarrytes capitulated and won financial […]

A trip to mount Kallifoni

February 2, 2018

We spent the night under the starlit sky, with the mountainous mass of Erymanthos towering over us. The silence was broken only by the sound of river Selinoundas flowing below, two or three cars, which crossed the country road in the early morning hours, and the constant ringing of bells, coming from an invisible goat […]

Sfakia – Aghia Roumeli (E4 trail)

February 2, 2018

Sfakia is located in the southern Crete at Chania prefecture next to the Libyan sea. In the region there is a large network of trails and many gorges ideal for hiking. The most famous route is the path that connects to Sfakia Agia Roumeli, starting at about three kilometers outside the village. To find the […]

Mount Avgo

March 2, 2017

Mount Avgo is located north of mount Chatzi and belongs to the southern Pindus range. Its three peaks, Loupata, Marosa and Avgo, all exceed 2.000 meters in height. It is one of the several mountain peaks throughout Greece bearing the same name- Chelmos has two, while one of the most popular ones is mount Avgo […]