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Tour overview

Ηiking tour Mt. Pelion Self-guided – A unique 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 and 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.

Highlights:

  • exceptional landscapes and untouched nature
  • small picturesque villages that are linked by trekking paths
  • famous Centaurs mountain

Fixed Guaranteed Departures 2022:

  • 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

Our Ηiking tour Mt. Pelion Self-guided can be combined with our very popular Rib Cruise Venetos Caves. Are you a hiking enthusiast ? check our numerous hikes in the Greek mainland and Islands as well!

Tour Summary

Duration

8 days

Difficulty level

Period of operation: April to November

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

Single supplement: 195€/pp

Condition grading: easy to moderate

 

 


Participation requirements

  • Basic physical condition and previous hiking experience recommended as we walk quite a few hours daily.
  • Children welcome depending on their previous hiking experience.

Tour Details

Tour inclusions
  • 8 days / 7 nights sharing a double room with breakfast
  • 5 picnic lunches on days 3/4/5/6/7
  • All your luggage transfers
  • Meet and greet with all info for your hikes
Tour exclusions

(if you wish any of these services please contact us)

  • Transfer to/from Volos 95 klm ( 90€ per vehicle per way)
  • Transfer to/from Athens 396 klm (420€ per vehicle per way)
  • Transfer to/from Thessaloniki 287 klm (330€ per vehicle per way)
  • Meals not mentioned above

Itinerary

Please note that this itinerary is subject to change according to local and weather conditions, at the discretion of the tour leader.

Our guide will meet you for a briefing in your hotel in Milies. O/N Milies http://www.dryalos.gr/

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. O/N Milies http://www.dryalos.gr/

  • Distance: 7,4 miles
  • Elevation: 1329 f – 20 f – 1329 f
  • Duration: 5 hours

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.

O/N Tsagarada – https://lostunicornhotel.gr/en/home/

  • Distance – part A Milies – Tsagarada: 7 miles
  • Elevation: 1272 f – 2575 f – 1736 f
  • Duration: 5,5 hours

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.

O/N Damouchari – http://damouchari.gr

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

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).

  • Distance Ag.Ioannis – Kissos: 4,7 miles
  • Elevation: from sea level to 1692ft
  • Duration: 4 hours

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.

Distance: 7,4 miles

Elevation: 3772 – 4265 – 3937 – 4593 – 3772

Duration: 6,5 hours

O/n Chania  http://manthoshotels.com/manthos-hotel-resort–spa?lang=gr

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: 5,3 miles
  • Elevation: from 3770 – to 2290
  • Duration: 3,5 hours

O/N Portaria:  https://www.hotel-kritsa.gr/

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FAQ

from April to November

  • 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).
  • Sunglasses, towel, sun hat or cap, sun block.
  • Your own personal water bottle. As part of our environmental policy and actions, we are committed to eliminating the use of plastic water bottles.
  • Wash bag and simple first aid kit (plasters or blister kit, aspirin or similar, antiseptic).
  • Photographers: bring your cameras.
  • Walking sticks.

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