Regions: NW Greece -Epirus
Activities: Hiking, Rafting, Horseback Riding
Program’s difficulty: 3 (technical 1 + physical 3)
Dates : Days 6/ Nights 5
Group size: from 4 persons or individuals after request
The trip overview
Monodendri (OVERNIGHT) – Vikos – Aristi (OVERNIGHT) – Arahthos – Aristi (OVERNIGHT) Papingo – Mt. Timphi – Dragon Lake – Aristi (OVERNIGHT) – Tour to stone made bridges in Zogari region – Aristi (OVERNIGHT) – Mt. Smolikas – Dragon Lake – Aristi (OVERNIGHT)
Why we go there?
Epirus – Aoos National park. They call it “The Greek Alps” because of the beauty and the breathtaking scenery. High mountains, deep canyons, wild nature, traditional villages, arched stone made bridges and friendly mountain people are some of the pieces that creating one of the most must-to-visit nature puzzles.
You can visit the world’s deepest canyon (900m / 2.950f), the two famous “dragon lakes” at Mt. Timphi and Mt. Smolikas, the second highest mountain in Greece.
Day 1 Arrive at Thessaloniki or Ioannina. Transfer to Monodendri village. Overnight.
Day 2 Hiking at Vikos gorge (7 h) up to village Vikos. Transfer to village Aristi. Overnight.
Day 3 Transfer to Plaka village (1.30 h). Rafting at Arahthos river(III grade). Aristi. Overnight
Day 4 Transfer to village Papingo (30’) and the climbing up to Astraka refuge (3 h) at an altitude 1930 m (6.330 f). After a short brake we will visit the Dragon lake (2 h). Overnight at Aristi.
Day 5 Half day tour to stone made bridges in Zagori region – Aristi. Overnight.
Day 6 Transfer to village Palioseli (1h), at the foot of Mt. Smolikas. Climbing (4 h)up to dragon lake at 2.200m (7.217f). Overnight at Aristi
Day 7 Departure
Health and medical
The guide will carry a first aid kit. We recommend bringing with your own medicines you might need
As in mountains of this high, weather is quite unpredictable, but from June to September are the best months for ascent
Thermos –water bottle
Trekking shoes or boots
Raincoat – hiking clothes
Sun glasses – Sun protective oil
Price: From 980,00€
• Mountain guide from HFMC
• Accommodation 6 nights at a guesthouse
• 5 breakfast and 11 Meal
• Basic security equipment’s
• Short distance walkie-talkies contact
• Local transport cost
Price does not include
• Personal hiking equipment
• Medical insurance
• Additional meals and drinks
Terms & Conditions
Deposit for reservations: 60%
Full payment 20 days before
No refund if you cancel less than 20 days!
The price is fixed at the moment of prepayment
June to October, after request or customize
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