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Mount Parnitha Loop: Mpafi, Koromilia, Mesiano Nero, Mola, EDASA Fire Lookout, Skipiza

Mola, Mount Parnitha, Greece

If you are looking for an easy hike at Mount Parnitha with plenty of interesting sights along the way this trail is for you! It starts at the cozy mountain refuge Mpafi and circulates two of Parnitha’s highest summits, Karavola (1.413 meters) and Ornio (1.350 meters). The trail runs through a beautiful unspoiled forest and …

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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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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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10 of the best hikes near Athens (by public transport)

Best hikes near Athens

Hiking is probably not the first thing that comes to mind when thinking about Athens or Greece as a whole. Thanks to its beautiful coastline, charming islands, never-ending sunshine and delicious cuisine Greece become the synonym of relaxed summer holidays. But with around 70 percent of its surface covered with mountains and hundreds of kilometers …

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