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Hiking tour Mt. Pelion self-guided

Hiking tour Mt. Pelion self-guided

Escape to the Centaurs' mountain

ACTIVE PERIOD
April - November
DIFFICULTY LEVEL
2
DURATION
8 days
Hiking tour Mt. Pelion self-guided
Price from €650
PRICE FROM € 650 - DECLARE INTEREST

Overview

A unique 8 day hiking experience in a majestic peninsula in Greece, halfway between Athens and Thessaloniki, that combines the beauty of wild mountains, endless beaches, picturesque villages, great mythology and heavenly delicious food & sweets.

Following an old stone path we make our way to the village of Kala Nera. Here we can swim and have lunch at a small fish restaurant before hiking back to Milies. We cross Mount Pelion from South West to North East, walking on a forest road through chestnut trees and reach the village of Tsagarada. At the square we will admire the oldest plane tree in Europe, more than 1750 years old and then have our picnic beside a lovely white painted chapel on the hillside. We shall also visit the isolated beach of Fakistra with crystal clear blue water. Following the coastal path, having magnificent views of the Aegean Sea we’ll enjoy this isolated beach for our pick nick lunch and for swimming.

Starting from Damouchari, we follow the path along the shore to Agios Ioannis and the magnificent sandy beach Papa Nero. We stay at Chania, the highest among the villages of the area (1.190 m) and from our guesthouse we follow the road up to the ski centre at 1580m and from there we will enjoy the fantastic views of both the Aegean Sea and the Pagasitikos Gulf. We will follow the same path that was used according to the Greek Mythology by the Centaurs. These creatures were the followers of the wine god Dionysus and are well known for drunkenness and lustfulness. The path leads us to the village of Portaria and continues to Makrinitsa, another picturesque village of the area with many old mansions, also known as the “Balcony of Mt. Pelion”, offering amazing views to the Pagasitic Gulf and the city of Volos.

Day 1
Arrival tο Volos - Milies
Day 2
Hike Milies - Kala Nera - Milies
Day 3
Hike Milies - Xourihti - Tsagarada
Day 4
Fakistra - Damouchari
Day 5
Damouchari - Agios Ioannis - Kissos (transfer to Chania)
Day 6
Chania - Agriolefkes - Chania
Day 7
Chania - Portaria (Makrynitsa)
Day 8
Portaria

Activities / Schedule

Arrival tο Volos - Milies

Arrive to Volos and settle into your hotel in Milies. Our guide will meet you for a briefing and give all the necessary material for your tour. 

Overnight stay in Milies

Hike Milies - Kala Nera - Milies

Following an old stone path we make our way to the village of Kala Nera. Here we can swim and have lunch at a small fish restaurant before hiking back to Milies.

Overnight stay in Milies

Distance: 11,9 km / 7,4 miles
Elevation: 1329 f - 20 f - 1329 f
Duration: 5 hour

Hike Milies - Xourihti - Tsagarada

On today’s hike we cross Mount Pelion from South West to North East. We start our walk from Milies village, walking on a forest road through chestnut trees and reach the village of Tsagarada. At the square we will admire the oldest plane tree in Europe, more than 1750 years old and then have our picnic beside a lovely white painted chapel on the hillside.

Overnight stay in Tsagarada  

Distance: part A Milies - Tsagarada 11,2 km/ 7 miles
Elevation: 1272 f - 2575 f - 1736 f
Duration: 5,5 hours

Fakistra - Damouchari

Our destination on today’s hike is the isolated beach of Fakistra with crystal clear blue water.

Following the coastal path, having magnificent views of the Aegean Sea we’ll enjoy this isolated beach for our pick nick lunch and for swimming.

Late in the afternoon we will return along the same path back to Damouchari. 

Overnight stay in Damouchari

Distance: 4,1 km / 2,6 miles
Elevation: + 412 / - 106 (coastal at 985 ft starting and ending)
Duration: 4 hours

Damouchari - Agios Ioannis - Kissos (transfer to Chania)

We start from Damouchari, following the path along the shore to Agios Ioannis and the magnificent sandy beach Papa Nero. There is an opportunity to jump into the turquoise waters of Papa Nero before we drive to the settlement of Chania, the highest among the villages of the area (1.190 m).

Overnight stay in Chania

Distance : Ag.Ioannis - Kissos 7,6 km / 4,7 miles
Elevation: from sea level to 1692ft
Duration: 4 hours

Chania - Agriolefkes - Chania

From our guesthouse in Chania we follow the road up to the ski centre at 1580m and from there we will enjoy the fantastic views of both the Aegean Sea and the Pagasitikos Gulf. We continue through the forest of aspen and beech trees in a circular route back to Chania.

Overnight stay in Chania 

Distance: 11,9 km / 7,4 miles
Elevation: 3772 - 4265 - 3937 - 4593 - 3772
Duration: 6,5 hours

Chania - Portaria (Makrynitsa)

Today we will follow the same path that was used according to the Greek Mythology by the Centaurs. These creatures were the followers of the wine god Dionysus and are well known for drunkenness and lustfulness.
The path leads us to the village of Portaria. In the afternoon we’ll continue to Makrinitsa, another picturesque village of the area with many old mansions, also known as the “Balcony of Mt. Pelion”, offering amazing views to the Pagasitic Gulf and the city of Volos.

Overnight stay in Portaria.

Distance : part A - Chania - Portaria 8,5 km / 5,3 miles
Elevation: from 3770 - to 2290
Duration: 3,5 hours

Portaria

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Important Info

In a glance

CURRENCY
euro (€)
TIMEZONE
UTC+02:00 (EET)

Highlights

  • Exceptional landscapes and untouched nature
  • Small picturesque villages that are linked by trekking paths
  • Famous Centaurs mountain
  • Admire the Platanos of Tsagarada, one of the oldest & biggest plane trees in Europe.

Fixed Departures

April  : 02/04 & 09/04
May   : 07/05, 14/05, 21/05 & 28/05
June  : 04/06, 18/06 & 25/06
July   : 02/07, 09/07, 16/07 & 23/07
August: 14/08 & 28/08
September : 03/09, 10/09, 17/09 & 24/09
October      : 01/10, 08/10 & 15/10
November  : 05/11, 12/11 & 19/11

Price

Price per person: 650€ (2-8 participants)

Single supplement: 195€/pp

General Information

Equipment

  • Large, comfortable rucksack (40 – 50 liters) with padded straps and waist belt, internal frame preferred; waterproof liner recommended keeping clothing, etc. dry inside.
  • Sturdy, worn in trekking shoes.
  • Good waterproof top with hood.
  • Warm clothes, both for windy / cold daytime conditions and for the cool evenings (fleece tops or similar).
  • Shorts and long trousers for walking, preferably quick-drying material (cotton or poly-cotton not denim).
  • Sweatshirts or T-shirts for walking, at least one with long sleeves and collar (against sunburn).
  • Wash bag and simple first aid kit (plasters or blister kit, aspirin or similar, antiseptic).
  • Sunglasses, towel, sun hat or cap, sunblock.
  • Photographers: bring your cameras.
  • Walking sticks.
  • Your own personal water bottle. As part of our environmental policy and actions, we are committed to eliminating the use of plastic water bottles.

Hiking tour Mt. Pelion self-guided

Escape to the Centaurs' mountain

Price from €650

DECLARE INTEREST

FAQs

What should I bring with me?

  • What is listed above in Equipment section

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