A day of 4X4 discovery in Mt. Parnassos wild National Park – Discover mystical nymphs cave
In the morning our guide meets you at your hotel. After a ride in the dense fir trees forest, we make our first stop at Eptastomos cave, where only experienced alpinists can enter using rappel techniques. The surrounding forest feels like a mystical setting, where, as the locals say, the nymphs used to appear. We crawl on a rocky peak secured by our team, to overlook at the cave from the entrance. The cavern is about 110 meters deep and lodges the southern glacier in Europe.
Back in our jeep, we drive for about an hour. We walk for 20 minutes following an easy ascending path in the heart of the forest to reach Neraidospilia (nymphs cave), an underground karst cave with stalactites, stalagmites, pools and fossiliferous rocks. It is composed of 3 different rooms.
Depending on the season and the level of water inside the cave we visit two or the three of them. Before ending our journey, we visit the small but lavishly beautiful, Vargiani village with its mere 85 residents that has been designated a listed traditional settlement. After walking through the village and discovering all its pretty corners we enjoy a cup of coffee on its picturesque square. We get back to your hotel early in the afternoon.
Total Driving Distance: 100Km
- Mystical nymphs cave visit
- Mt Parnassos wild National Park crossing
- Savor a traditional Greek picnic and coffee break
Period of Operation: May to November
- 70€/person for 4-6 participants
- 90€/person for 2-3 participants (for less or more participants please contact us)
- Basic physical condition.
- Participants must be at least 6 years old
09.30: Meet & pick up at your hotel in Parnassos region
09:30 – 10:30: Jeep crossing through the fir trees forest and visit of “Eptastomos” cavern
10.30-11.15: Jeep crossing to Neraidospilia cavern
11:15 – 13:00: 2 x 20 minutes hike / Neraidospilia visit and picnic lunch
13:00 – 13:30: Jeep crossing to Variani traditional village for coffee
14:00 – 15:00: Drive back to your hotel