Central Greece

Grammeni Oxia: Portokali Summit (1.714 meters) & Sarantaina (1.923 meters)

Grammeni Oxia, Greece

Grammeni Oxia has been on my wish list for quite some time and when we finally managed to visit this November I immediately fell in love. The combination of grassy mountain ridges, colorful beech forests, sleepy villages, and dramatic views towards the neighboring Vardousia was magical and one weekend was far from enough to experience […]

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Olmeios River Hike and The Valley of the Muses (Mount Elikonas)

Olmeios River, Mount Elikonas, Greece

I stumbled across the trail through the Olmeios River Gorge at Mount Elikonas only recently when searching for a short and easy hike not too far from Athens. And after the success of our previous excursion to Mount Elikonas when we climbed to its highest summit, Paliovouna, we decided to give this lesser-known trail a try.

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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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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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