Mainland Greece

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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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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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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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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