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On the summit where Greek Gods reside: Nature and Tradition.

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There is a variety of active travel range that can satisfy every demand with  the appropriate holiday type. The region of Thessaly with the mountain of the gods, Olympus, the phenomenon of the stone forest of Meteora and finally the mountain -half island, Pelion, home of the Centaurs and the Argonauts,  guarantee memorable experiences during the program.

Hikers and their friends are  able to find relaxed tours and a combination of mountain and sea for lovers of the Aegean Sea, climbers or even marathon runners!

 

Program Identity

 

Code: GREX09

Description: On the summit where Greek Gods reside: Nature and Tradition

Category: Theme Routes

Type: Tour in the nature, walking holidays

Area: Olympus, Meteora, Pelion-Thessaly

Duration: 8 days / 7 overnights

Accommodation: In 4 & 3 star hotels

Board: Halfboard (dinner)

Traveler Type: Sightseer, walker

 

The services included in the program:
1. Transfer by bus/mini bus from airport of Thessaloniki or Volos airport or another upon request to the hotel and return (days 1 and 8).
2. Transfer by bus/mini bus from hotel to Olympus and Meteora and return (day 2).

  1. Transfer by bus/mini bus from hotel to Meteora and Pelion (day 3).
  2. Transfers by bus/mini bus form hotel to Pelion and return as indicated in the program (days 4, 6, 7).
  3. Seven (7) nights in double standard room.
    6. Seven (7) breakfasts.
  4. Two (2) lunches (one light snack).
    7. Seven (7) dinners.
  5. Disposal of a hotel meeting room for the group’s briefing (days 1 & 3).
    9. Disposal of a hotel meeting room and audiovisual material for presentation (day 2).
  6. Escort (days 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8).
  7. Mountain escort (days 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7).
  8. Guide tour in Meteora (day 3).
  9. Taxi boat (day 5).

 

 

EMΠΕΙΡΙΑ ΤΑΞΙΔΙΩΤΗ

“The Blessed Mountain of the Centaurs”

Apart from its unique natural beauty, Mount Pelion is filled with echoes of Greek mythology. Legend has it, that Zeus took pity on Ixion, who had murderd his fiancée’s father, and offered him hospitality on Mount Olympus.
The ungrateful Ixion got drunk on nectar and flirted Hera – Zeus’ wife. Punishing him for his ingratitude, Zeus allowed him to sleep with Nefeli – a cloud in the form of Hera – and a monstrous being was born – Centaurus. Half of his body was human and the other half was that of a horse.

If you are a nature lover, Pelion will seduce you. It is filled with breathless views of unspeakable natural beauties. I recommend exploring the quaint and picturesque villages of Portaria, Makrinitsa, Chania, Kissos and you must visit Tsagarada! Portaria and Makrinitsa although they are quite touristy, yet the views to the Pagasetic Gulf and the city of Volos are splendid!

 

Anastasia M

Larnaca, Cyprus

Tour Plan

1

First Day

Arrival in Pelion. Transfer from the airport of Thessaloniki or Volos airport and arrival to the hotel in Portaria village. In the afternoon briefing by our escort about the program we will follow and the cognitive field that will occupy us. We will take a short walk from Portaria to Makrinitsa and return, and then we will have dinner in a traditional tavern. Overnight in hotel in Portaria.
2

Second Day

Hiking tour in Olympus and visit Meteora. After our rich breakfast with local products of Pelion, transfer to Litochoro, and then  to the mountain refuge in Prionia, where our hiking tour begins at an altitude of  1.000 meters. We will have the chance to walk through fir forests and admire the diverse flora and fauna of the area. We continue to hike at an altitude of 2.100 meters, where we reach the refuge-restaurant named “Zolotas” (3 ½ hours). After a light snack, we start our descend back to Prionia (3 ½ hours) and then we transfer to Meteora. Dinner and overnight in hotel in Kalambaka.
3

Third Day

Day trip to Meteora the “Stone Forest”. After breakfast, transfer  to Meteora, hiking and  tour guide in the monasteries built on these imposing cliffs. Lunch in a traditional tavern and transfer to Pelion early in the afternoon.  We settle in our hotel in Agios Ioannis. Free time to relax, briefing by our escort about the program we will follow the next days. Dinner and overnight at Boutique Kentrikon Hotel.
4

Fourth day

Hiking tour Milies – Tsagarada. After our rich breakfast with local products of Pelion, transfer to Milies, where we will begin our hiking tour up  to Tsagarada. During our hiking tour we will come across the old river bridge separating Xourixti from Tsagarada. Transfer from Tsagarada to Agios Ioannis. Dinner and overnight at Boutique Kentrikon Hotel.
5

Five Day

Hiking tour Agios Ioannis- Damouchari – Tsagarada – Fakistra. After our rich breakfast with local products of Pelion, we start our hiking tour by following the pathway leading to Damouchari. After a two-and-half-hours walk we arrive in the square of Tsagarada and continue to the beach of Fakistra, where we will enjoy an afternoon swim. Later in the afternoon, we depart on taxi boat to Agios Ioannis. Dinner and overnight at Boutique Kentrikon Hotel.
6

Sixth Day

Hiking tour Chania – Kissos – Mouressi - Agios Ioannis. After our rich breakfast with local products of Pelion, transfer to Chania and the refuge Agriolefkes, where we will begin our hiking tour at an altitude of 1.200 meters, through the Eastern Pelion woodland. Arrival in the village of Kissos. In the square of the village we will have the chance to visit St. Mary’s church with the ornate chancel screen. After our visit to Kissos, we start our hiking tour to Mouressi and final to Agios Ioannnis. Dinner and overnight at Boutique Kentrikon Hotel.
7

Seventh Day

Hiking tour Makrinitsa-Pouri. After our rich breakfast with local products of Pelion, transfer to Makrinitsa at west Pelion, where we will start our hiking tour to the other side of Pelion, Pouri. The trail Makrinitsa-Pouri leads us from the west to the east side of mountain Pelion. A large part of the forest consists of oak trees, while we will come across springs, churches and virgin forests. Transfer from Pouri to Agios Ioannis. Dinner and overnight at Boutique Kentrikon Hotel.
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Eighth Day

Departure for the airport. After the rich breakfast with local products from the land of Pelion, we depart for the airport.

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