Trekking in the National Park of Mt. Parnitha: Mt. Parnitha is the closest mountain to Athens, and the only National Park in Europe so close to a capital (40km). The National Park of Parnitha hides many secrets that few people know. So close to the city of Athens, find refuge 42 mammals among them deers, foxes and many kinds of birds. There are numerous hiking trails in the mountain of varied difficulty that are suitable for every hiker. If you are visiting Athens, don't miss out this wonderful outdoors opportunity. Choose one of the three routes described below and discover the hidden side of Athens!
Route A (Bafi Refuge – Mola – Bafi Refuge): 6Km – 3,7 Miles. Elevation : 100m – 328 ft. Hiking duration: 3 hours.
This is an easy route, ideal for families. The hike begins from Bafi Refuge and most of it, is in the dense fir forest. We will pass by the springs of Koromilia and Mesiano Nero until we reach the plateau of Mola. After we rest and possibly encounter some red deer, we will return through the same path but with a different view point to Bafi Refuge.
Route B (Bafi Refuge – Skipiza – Bafi Refuge): 5,5km – 3,4 Miles. Elevation : 100m – 328 ft. Hiking duration: 3.5 – 4 hours.
This is a loop route starting and ending to Bafi refuge. The path is in a dense fir forest along with cedars and black pine trees. It is one of the most beautiful routes of the mountain during which we will also visit the fire guardhouse and reach the famous Skipiza spring.
Route C (Bafi Refuge – Koromilia– Mola Bafi Refuge): 7,5km – 4,6 Miles. Elevation : 200m – 656 ft. Hiking duration: 4.5 hours.
The hike begins from Bafi Refuge and most of it is in the dense fir forest. We will pass by the springs of Koromilia and Mesiano Nero until we reach the plateau of Mola. After we rest and possibly encounter some red deer we will enter another path until we reach the spring of Koromilia in a densely vegetated path in the heart of Mt. Parnitha national park and at an altitude above 100 meters.
Meeting/pick-up point: Hotel pick-up.
Duration: Route A: 6 hours. Route B: 7 hours. Route C: 8 hours (the duration of each route includes transfer time).
Start/opening time: At 9:30am.
Others: We recommend you to bring hiking shoes or sneakers, backpack with bottled water, comfortable clothes, a long sleeved t-shirt, sun block, sunglasses and a hat.