Mount Olympus Climb: Gortsia, Petrostruga Refuge, Mouses Plateau, Mytikas (2.918 meters)

Sunset view of Stefani from Touba, Mount Olympus, Greece (41)

You know those amazing bucket list places you’ve been wanting to visit for so many years and when you finally get to go they are kind of…meah? Well, Mount Olympus was NOT one of them! I’ve been dreaming about visiting the Muses Plateau and climbing to the highest summit of Mount Olympus, Mytikas, for a …

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Mount Elikonas: Hiking from Agia Anna to the summit of Paliovouna (1.748 meters)

Winter ascent of Mount Elikonas, Greece

Elikonas or Mount Helicon is a mountain in Boeotia in Central Greece. It sits roughly halfway between Mount Kitharonas and Mount Parnassus and towards the south, it overlooks the Gulf of Corinth. It played an important role in Greek mythology as the home to the Muses and was considered a source of poetic inspiration in …

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Limni Vouliagmenis and Sterna Beach Hike (Loutraki)

Sterna Beach coast

Limni Vouliagmenis near Loutraki is the perfect destination for a fun-filled day trip from Athens. But it is not just the calm, turquoise waters of the lagoon that attracts thousands of visitors to this beautiful corner of Corinthia. The nearby archaeological site, Heraion of Perachora, will satisfy any history lovers and the lighthouse of Melagavi …

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Mount Taygetos Hike: Manganiari Spring, Taygetos Refuge, Profitis Ilias Peak (2.407 meters)

Sunrise from Mount Taygetos, Greece

At 2.407 meters, Mount Taygetost is the highest mountain in Peloponnese and a personal favorite of mine. Named after the nymph Taygete and devoted to the god of Sun, Helios, Taygetos is destined to provide a mystical experience. But it is the peace and quiet of the mountain, disturbed only by an occasional distant sound …

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Limiko Tower Hike: Paliochori, Diaselo Panos, Lakka Zireli, Limiko, Mavrorema, Drasiza

Limiko Tower, Parnitha, Greece

The area of Limiko at Western Parnitha is a popular destination to multiple hiking trails, combining beautiful scenery with interesting historical sights. This time, we decided to hike to the tower of Limiko from Paliochori while exploring the wooded valleys around Lakka Zireli and Mavrorema and the old shepherds’ settlement at Drasiza. The trails we …

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Mount Kitheronas Hike: Vilia, Shelter of EOS Eleusina, Mikri Koryfi (1.358 meters)

View of Alkionides Gulf from Kitheronas in Greece

Mount Kitheronas in Western Attica has been on our radar for quite some time now but it took us a while to actually give it a try. Truth to be told, seeing the long silhouette of Kitherona and the neighboring Pastra from distance, tortured by rows of wind turbines and a maze of dirt tracks, …

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Autumn hiking at Panaitoliko: Peristeri, Koka, Katelanos Summit, Kato Lampiri

Panaitoliko Mountain, Greece

Panaitoliko is one of the lesser-known Greek mountains tucked away on the border of Aetolia-Acarnania and Evrytania in Western Greece. It is equally beautiful as its more famous northern neighbors, Kaliakouda, Chelidona, or Velouchy, but even more remote and peaceful. We joined a local mountaineering club for our adventure at Panaitoliko and even though I …

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Hiking on Mount Geraneia: From Pisia to Pintiza Peak and Petra Perachoras

Mount Geraneia is a 30 kilometers long mountain range covering eastern Corinthia and part of  Western Attica. With its highest peak, Makryplagi, reaching an altitude of only 1.351 meters, it doesn’t seem particularly impressive from distance. But step on one of its lovely mountain trails and you’ll be taken to an unexpected paradise of shady …

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5 of the best parks, gardens & green spaces in the center of Athens

Acropolis of Athens at sunset, Greece

Apart from the well-known ancient sights and museums, Athens may seem like a concert jungle overflowed by traffic jams and shabby apartment buildings. But when you look closer, you’ll discover many beautiful parks and gardens in the center of the city offering an easy escape from the urban hustle. But don’t expect to see anything …

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Southern Hymettus Crossing: Kareas, Michailidis Memorial, Stavros Pass, Trypia Cave, Terpsithea

South Hymettus Crossing (2)

From a distance, the bare southern slopes of Mount Hymettus may not look like the most interesting place for hiking. But up close, southern Hymettus has plenty to offer to its visitors from panoramic city views, impressive caves and gulches, and ancient trails. Due to the lack of forests, the southern parts of Mount Hymettus …

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Best of Messinia: Beaches, castles, waterfalls and the best olive oil in the world

Methoni Castle, Messinia, Greece

The Messinia region in southern Peloponnese is an ideal holiday destination for anyone looking for more than just a lovely beach. Don’t get me wrong, the coast of Messinia is stunning and its long sandy beaches are among the best in Greece but there is so much more! From impressive medieval castles and charming towns …

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Climbing Mount Olympus: Enipeas Gorge, Spilios Agapitos Refuge & the summits

Enipeas Gorge

Climbing Mount Olympus is a must for any self-respected mountain lover visiting Greece. Being the mythological seat of the Olympian Gods makes it one of the most iconic mountains in the world but that’s not all. With its 2.918 meters, it is the highest mountain in Greece and the second-highest on the Balkans. It become …

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South Evia Road Trip: 3 days at Cavo D’Oro

Morning on the Archampoli Beach in South Evia, Greece

Thanks to its close proximity to Athens and abundance of stunning beaches South Evia is the perfect destination for easy, laid back summer getaway. But in reality, it is mostly overlooked by foreign visitors choosing the picturesque yet painfully overcrowded Cycladic islands instead. To be completely honest, the southernmost part of Greece’s second-largest island didn’t …

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How to spend an awesome weekend in Santorini in winter

Sunset in Oia in Santorini Greece

Santorini is one of the best-known Greek islands and a popular holiday destination. It belongs to the Cyclades archipelago and if it wasn’t for the volcano it would have the classic Cycladic look of barren, oregano-clad hills and picturesque whitewashed villages. But an ancient volcanic eruption transformed it into something completely different. The center of …

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Exploring Karpenisi: Proussos Monastery, Mavri Spilia and Mount Kaliakouda

A view of Mount Chelidona from Megalo Chorio, Greece

I heard a lot about the Karpenisi area and had high hopes for this mountainous region but it still managed to surpass all my expectations. The beautiful mountains, lucid rivers and streams and charming villages clinging to the hillsides stole my heart from the first moment. Even just one short weekend is enough to get …

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Hiking in Velitsa Gorge near Tithorea: Dipotama, Tripi Waterfall and Odysseas Androutsos Cave

Velitsa Valley, Mount Parnassos

Mount Parnassos is one of the few Greek mountains that doesn’t need much introduction. It is a well-known winter destination thanks to its modern ski-resort and the close-by trendy town of Arachova. But there are other corners of Mount Parnassos where nature still has the upper hand. The Velitsa Gorge (or Kachala) just outside of …

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Mount Tymfi & Zagorochoria: 5-day hiking trip from Athens

Konitsa,Bridge, Zagorochoria, Greece

Every year as the temperatures start rising and the heat in Athens slowly becomes unbearable I start dreaming about the shady forested valleys of Northern Greece. This year the lot fell on the Zagori region north of Ioannina best known for its traditional stone villages (Zagorochoria) and the stunning Vikos Gorge. With 46 villages, 45 …

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