Gorge Hiking Day Trip on Mount Parnassos

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Gorge Hiking Day Trip on Mount Parnassos


Join this 3-hour hike on mount Parnassos and follow a gorge up to a magnificent 11th century monastery in the heart of a beautiful valley.

Visiting Places: Mt Parnassos, St Jerusalem Monastery.
Duration: 1 day

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Why we like it

Because Greece is not just ouzo and kalamari! Greek mountains are beautiful and the route combines hiking with beautiful views, sightseeing and great super Instagram -able moments! 

Activity Description

Hike on mount Parnassos, about 2 hours drive from Athens and discover a 11th century monastery built on a gorge by Crusaders returning from Jerusalem after the 2nd Crusade, called the Holy Jerusalem.
Situated in a small cave amid Greek nature and magnificent views, the monastery is worth the long uphill. While returning, the path goes deep into the gorge, crosses a suspension bridge and then leads to forests of fir trees in the slopes of the mountain.
At the end of this hiking adventure, your guide will take you to a local taverna to relax and energise before your return back to Athens.

Special Features

  • Renowned Greek expert guide.
  • A unique combination of exercise, beautiful scenery, nature and great sightseeing.
  • Chance to enjoy lunch in a traditional taverna after the hike. 
  • Door-to-door experience (including all transfers).


Activity Snapshot

Start Date | Time: Daily, All Year | Departure 8am from Athens. 

Duration: Full Day, hiking duration: 3 hours (uphill) depending on pace.

Meeting Point: Hotel pickup, upon arrangement. 

Group Size: This is a private tour of min. 2 - max. 8 persons. More persons may be accommodated upon request. 

Pace: Moderate, car/mini-van and hiking as described. Suitable for adults in basic/good physical condition. 

Spoken Language: English (French and Italian subject to availability upon request).

Included: Transfer by car/van, licensed guide and equipment, light lunch pack. 

Excluded: Meal in nearby taverna following the hike, all refreshments and gratuities (optional)

Note:  Equipment required: Backpack, shoes suitable for trekking or sports, warm jacket, fleece jumper, long trousers, warm cap/hat, water, snacks, extra clothes in case of bad weather and rain. Itineraries may be subject to minor changes depending on weather conditions.

Young Travellers: Suitable for children over 10 years old, in the mood to hike.

Vendor: Milias Camps

Cancellation Policy

Full refund up to 21 days prior activity date. 50% refund up to 7 days before the activity date, thereafter no refund.  

Additional Info

  • Confirmation to be received as soon as possible (within 24 hours from booking)  
  • You can present either a print out or an electronic booking confirmation for this activity
  • Complete information on Vendor, including local telephone numbers at your destination, will be sent with your Booking Confirmation. The TravelPorter hand-picks the most remarkable, experienced and reliable vetted professionals for a pleasant experience from booking to completion. 

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