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Hiking in Eprius and Meteore - Greece

Mainland Greece with Epirus is an uncontaminated environment .... a paradise for hikers!

You will enjoy virgin coves with clear sandy beaches and the crystal clear water of the Ionian Sea! Green olive groves reach down to the sea! Walking between sea and mountains, through ancient monasteries, fortresses and ancient settlements ... your mind is recharged with peace and rest!

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Program:

1st Day: Arrival in Igoumenitsa and transfer into an apartment or hotel in Perdika or Parga.


2nd Day: Walk to Dimokastro: A beautiful hike to the archaeological ruins of an ancient Greek city. The walk starts in Arillas / Perdika for about 4 hours, elevation gain 350 - +.


3rd Day: Walk from St. Athanasius monastery : we start from Arillas through olive groves until we get to the river. After about 1 hour we reach the old church. Inside the courtyard of the Monastery we will picnic and admire the '' millenary olive tree¨ (where people traditionally make a wish). We continue the walk through the olive groves up to Karavostasi where we will visit typical local taverns. Walk duration is about three hours. altitude 300 m + -4th Day: Walk from Dimokastro  to Prapamale and Agia, a romantic mountain village. Visit of Ali Pasha fortress overlooking the Gulf of Parga. Visit of Parga with the ancient 1600 Venetian castle. Return to the hotel towards the evening. Walk over the beautiful coastline. Duration 4 hours, elevation gain 500 m +, 350 m-

5th Day: Walk in the spectacular gorge of Vikos in the mountains of Zagori (Vikos-Aoos National Park). Then we move by car into the interior of the Epirus Mountain. We will reach the beautiful village of Monodentri, where we will visit the old town and the Monastery and we will explore the spectacular gorge. We will spend the night in the vicinity of Metsovo, near METORA. Walk 5-6 hours, elevation gain 800 m + 400 m-


6th Day: The Meteora Monasteries (Patrimony of Humanity): Today we will take a path that allows us a full immersion this landscape with Monasteries literally stuck on the rocks of mountains and cliffs, an experience unique in the world. A guide who knows the "secrets" of this land will show us through paths known only to few.  In the evening we will return to the hotel in Arillas. Walk, 2 hours from monastery to monastery.


7th Day: Acheron - Sovoni - Bridge of Acheron. This is known as the river of the dead  (in mythology the ¨entrance of Hades¨). In summer and spring we can walk into the blue waters of the river with bathing suits! Otherwise we follow the path. The wonderful rocky landscape contrasts with the deep blue water of the river. Walk from Gliki along the river bed and to the bridge - thereafter we will continue up to Sovona. Walk 3 hours, elevation gain 350 m +.´and to the bridge - after you continue up to Sovona. Walk 3 hours, elevation gain 350 m +.
Price: Please contact us to receive the best prices of the season!
For any information about the comfortable apartments on the sea in Arilla, Sivota and Parga, please contact:
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How to get there: by ferry from Ancona to Igoumenitsa every day with Minoan-Lines, Superfast, or Anek-lines. Or by plane with Ryanair and Easyjet leaving from Rome and Milan Bergamo airports.

For information and booking contact:
Christine Laabmayr:

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