Tour overview

The National Park of Mt. Parnassos was created in 1938 and is with Mount Olympus one of the oldest National Parks in the country. It is located at the borders of the prefectures of Phocis and Boeotia, between Delphi, Arachova and Agoriani villages. The Cephalonian fir tree and the juniper tree are the main species we will cross in the dense forest area an altitude of 1200 m with a great view to the summits. If we are lucky we may see black little squirrels hiding in the pine trees branches and golden eagles playing with the air flows up in the sky. For Ancient Greeks Mount Parnassos altitude zone was the home of the beautiful Nymphs, daughters of mother earth «Gaia», dancing around al day long to honor the Gods.

We will follow a circular smooth path and have the opportunity during our hike to see the entrance of the Eptastomos underground cave that hosts the southern glacier of Europe and was considered by the ancients as one of the underworld entrances. We will enjoy a picnic stop with local traditional specialties  and have the opportunity to talk about local traditions. This program is suitable for families with young children with a baby carrier or a stroller. Total walking distance 6 km (the hike can be shortened) altitude difference 100 m.

Highlights:

  • Enjoy a beautiful dense fir trees forest setting
  • Discover local myths and flora
  • Suitable for families with young children

Activities

Tour Summary

Duration

4 hours

Period of Operation: April to November

Price:

  • 120€/person for 1 participant
  • 60€/person for 2 participants
  • 40€/person for 3 to 6 participants

Participation requirements

Basic physical condition – easy level hike

Tour Details

Tour inclusions
  • English speaking Trekking Hellas Guide
  • Transfer from Delphi or Arachova to Livadi plateau
  • Greek traditional picnic lunch
  • Taxes

FAQ

Meeting Point: Your hotel in Delphi or Arachova

Meeting Time: 10.00 am

  • Small backpack
  • Comfortable clothes (preferably quick-drying material: cotton or polycotton not denim)
  • Light hiking shoes or hiking boots
  • Hat or beanie, sunglasses,  sunblock
  • Waterproof jacket/membrane (for the rainy days)
  • Your own personal water bottle. As part of our environmental policy and actions, we are committed to eliminating the use of plastic water bottles.

Itinerary

10:00 Meeting at your hotel in Delphi or Arachova

10:00 – 10:30 Jeep transfer to Livadi plateau area

10:30 – 11:45 Hike in the National Park forested area

11:45 – 12:15 picnic brake

12:15 – 13:30 Hike in the National Park forested area

13:30 – 14:00 Transfer back to Arachova or Delphi

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