4*4 Full Day escape adventure in Parnitha mountain Wildlife National Park
-Semi private tour of up to 6 or 8 persons per vehicle
-Perfect panoramic view of Athens
-Adventure 4×4 off road routes in wildlife National Park
-Premium Jeeps driven by expert escorts
-Coffee and lunch stop included -Distance: 130 km, difficulty: average, altitude difference: 670m
Mount Parnitha is a densely forested mountain range 40 km north of Athens. It is offered as an ideal place for the residents or guests of Athens city as it provides the opportunity to enjoy nature and it is the perfect relaxation place from the constant city stress for its guests. Parnitha national park is full of pine and fir forests. It is a true oasis for many species of wildlife, such as red deer’s, foxes and many species of birds as well as it is the main getaway during the hottest summer days and a vast snow-covered playground during the winter.
Our day starts after the pickups from the hotels or a point close to the indicated hotels. We will follow the national road which leads to Parnitha Mountain and on the way we will pick up our morning coffee and snacks. It will take us less than an hour of driving to leave Athens noisy city-center and enter into the entrancement of the mountains. Our first stop will take place at 600m altitude at Lake Beletsi, an artificial lake that seems to belong in a fairy-tale. The landscape resembles the Alps and is not at all reminiscent of Athens, Greece. Continuing our route in Parnitha Mountain we will follow a unique off road route through the forest full of pine trees, goats, chapels, monasteries and natural springs. After our little adventure we will approach Avlonas Village. Crossing the village and heading onwards, the mountain adventure starts again through an off road route to Voutima wildlife refuge. The uniqueness of the terrain, the dense vegetation, rare species of endemic plants, the different kinds of mammals and species of birds are spread in smaller or larger areas of the mountain. Reaching the west slope of Parnitha Mountain, a panoramic breathtaking view of Saronic golf with the islands of Salamina and Aigina will appear in front of us. Driving on the asphalt road and enjoying the panoramic view of Saronic from above, we will arrive at Hasia village and working up an appetite. We will visit a traditional Greek tavern where we will be welcomed by the owner. He will introduce us to Greek Mediterranean cuisine with plenty of food, wine and warm Greek hospitality.
After our lunch break we will follow the road back to Athens through villages before reaching the city of Athens. Our escort drivers of our luxurious 4×4 Land Rovers will create a memorable day out with the best panoramic views of Parnitha’s mountain with amazing photo opportunities in order to capture every moment!
A unique escape with great hospitality, adventure and professional relaxed service. Notes: Don’t forget your comfortable shoes, for example, trekking shoes or sandals, camera, sun protection, etc. During spring and autumn, we advise you to bring a jacket. The Trip is not recommended to people suffering from car sickness, mobility or kinetic issues and children younger than 6 years old and there are no baby seats. Minor changes in the program when considered necessary are subject to the escort. e.g. in case of adverse weather conditions this can be done without prior notice. Reservations must be made no later than 48 hours prior to departure. If a tour is cancelled due to insufficient participants or adverse weather conditions, World Tourist will refund 100% of made payments and subject to the cancellation policy for this package. The trip is ideal for everyone who´s looking for an experience beyond the ordinary, youth groups, single or couple participants, families with older children, and companies. The trip has guided stops every 30-40 minutes, for everyone´s convenience. In order for World Tourist to arrange lunch with vegetarian alternatives, information is required upon reservation. This is also applicable for any kind of food allergies and subject to finding suitable alternatives
Price: AD 138 // CH 105 ( for children 6-12 years. Prices are for group participation with min. 2 people
Duration: 7 hours, starts 08:15
Included: Round trip transfers, specially equipped Premium Jeeps (7 or 9 seater) driven by multilingual group escort drivers for every vehicle, fuel for the route, coffee or mountain tea, lunch with traditional food and wine & liability insurance
Excluded: Coffee or beers or refreshments in tavern
Runs: Daily all year round
Meeting point: Your hotel or specific pick up point close to it
Language: English (others may be available upon special request)
Cancellation policy: Prior 72 hours prior departure 100% cancellation fees.Before that relevant bank charges are withheld only