Hiking or trekking on mountain routes is generally characterized a compatible outdoor activity and presents no technical difficulties during the route. It is the crossing of landmarks and exploring the mountainous nature and terrain, not necessarily interested in the ascent to the peaks. It combines mild aerobic exercise with mental relaxation and enjoyment of nature on the mountainous countryside. Join us and you will hike in historic spots, old cobblestone streets or just trails through the woods, while you will have the magnificent views of the mountains. We offer mountain day trips and multiple days trekking plans. There are degrees of difficulty for each route.

Routes in Evia Island

Euboea or Evia is the second-largest Greek island in area and population, after Crete. It is separated from Boeotia in mainland Greece by the narrow Euripus Strait (only 40 m (130 ft) at its narrowest point). In general outline it is a long and narrow island it is about 180 km long, and varies in breadth from 50 km to 6 km. Its geographic orientation is from northwest to southeast, and it is traversed throughout its length by a mountain range, which forms part of the chain that bounds Thessaly on the east, and is continued south of Euboea in the lofty islands of AndrosTinos and Mykonos. It forms most of the regional unit of Euboea, which also includes Skyros and a small area of the Greek mainland.

It is a wonderful destination just 1.30 hours from Athens, for many and wonderful activities in nature such as hiking, canyoning, mountaineering in forests of exceptional beauty.

Xiro Mountain

Xiro Mountain with an altitude of 990 meters is the second highest mountain in northern Evia! Its slopes are overgrown with dense forests of firs and oaks. Its peaks form a semicircle that encloses a small plateau, a hug of firs!

For the hike "Climbing the Xiro Mountain & Waterfalls of Drymonas" we follow a path that starts at 650 m., From the beautiful waterfalls of Drymonas. The journey through the beautiful fir forest takes a total of 4 hours. At the beginning the path is formed with wooden railings and bridges, while then it crosses the dense fir forest to the top. Reaching the top and weather permitting we have the opportunity to enjoy the unique view! Our gaze moves unhindered from the Evoikos to the Aegean and from Kandili and Dirfi to Pelion and Mount Athos.
Then we return again to the beautiful waterfalls of Drymonas. The waterfalls are created by the drainage of the waters of the river Sepia, falling from a height of 15 meters. The waters form crystal clear lakes surrounded by steep cliffs and rare black pines! Apart from being a landscape of great ecological value, it is also a truly impressive natural environment that generously gives us unique images!

Activity duration : 4-5 hours It depends on the group.

What's included :

-Professional Mountain Leaders.

-Snack, water.

What you should bring :

- Light and warm clothes, mountain boots or similar, extra t-shirt, hat, sunscream.

Dirfy Mountain

Dirfy is a mountain in the central part of the island of Euboea, Greece. At 1,743 m elevation, it is the highest mountain of Evia. The Dirfy gave its name to the municipal unit Dirfys. Its summit is 4 km west of Stropones, 5 km north of Steni Dirfyos and 28 km northeast of the city of Chalcis. There are forests on the lower slopes while most of the mountain is covered with grassland. Our starting point will be at the shelter Agali. Our trail starts near of shelter Agali, from where we will enjoy breathtaking views of central Evia. An awe inspiring image as they are the highest part of Evia, at 1,743m. As we go up the landscape  become alpine with magnificent rocks embracing the peak! The view from the top is unique and rewards the visitor.

Activity duration : 6 hours It depends on the group.

What's included :

-Professional Mountain Leaders.

-Snack, water.

What you should bring :

- Light and warm clothes, mountain boots or similar, extra t-shirt, hat, sunscream.

Routes in Peloponesse

Mainalon trail

The Mainalo Trail, in Arcadia, in the Peloponnese is the first certified trail in Greece. It consists of 75 km in the nature and beauty of the area of Mainalo, waiting for you to walk on unique beauty routes wandering through forests of exceptional beauty and to spend your time happily on one of the highest rated routes in Europe.

Dimitsana - Ancient Gortyna

A very interesting hiking tour along the Lousios Gorge, one of the wildest gorges and rivers of our country, here we will be immersed in an environment of wild and orgiastic nature.

The path begins from picturesque Dimitsana, famous for its exquisite stone houses and mansions. Also, known as one of the villages that contributed to the revolution against the Ottomans. In Dimitsana there is also a unique Water Power museum, which we can visit.

Hikers have the opportunity to visit two medieval (Byzantine) monasteries built on the vertical rocks, where the inhabitants sought isolation and protection in adventurous times. The Philosophos Monastery (which was founded in 963) and the Monastery of Prodromos (founded in 1167). They will also visit Asklepieion (the ancient sanatorium), dedicated to the god of medicine Asklepios, which is part of the ancient city of Gortyn at the end of the gorge. In this place we can enjoy a refreshing swim in the crystal-clear waters of the river Lousios.

Continuing on our hiking tour, our team will approach ancient Gortyn, where our will journey will end.

Duration: 6h It depends on the group | 12.5 km

Difficulty : 4/5 (Difficult)

Ideal for : hikers,
not for families with babies

Equipment Needed : trekking shoes

What's included :

-Professional Mountain Leaders.

-Snack, water.

Elati-Vytina

Hiking starts at Elati, where in an idyllic setting we will find the church of Zoodochos Pigi, built in a plan of Byzantine architecture. The route continues alongside the Milaon River and its ravine. On our way we will have the chance to see the old watermill of Kokoros, a wooden bridge and the stone bridge of Zazios.

Our hiking ends just at Vytina, which is one of the most beautiful mountain towns in the country.

Duration: 2.30'h It depends on the group | 8,5 km

Difficulty : 2/5 (Moderate)

Ideal for : hikers,
family friendly
(infants-babies not recommended)

Equipment Needed : trekking shoes

What's included :

-Professional Mountain Leaders. 

-Snack, water.

Hiking Trough the Vouraikos Gorge

The trail through the Vouraikos Gorge in Northern Peloponnese is without exaggeration one of the best hikes in Peloponnese.

Not only it passes through some truly stunning landscape but the only way through the gorge leads on the rails of a functioning rack railway of the Odontotos train. It connects Diakopto at the coast of the Corinthian Gulf with Kalavryta high on the slopes of Mount Chelmos.

Waterfalls, beautiful caves, swift crystal-clear streams, cool springs and impressive rocky cliffs, make this route an unforgettable experience! The trail we follow cuts through the protected area and is part of the long distance E4 European Trail.

Built in 1896 in order to connect the towns of Diakopto and Kalavryta, it has become an indispensable part of the area! It is often described as the most “spectacular rail route” of the Balkan area

Duration: 3,5h It depends on the group | 13 km

Difficulty : 2/5 (Moderate)

Ideal for : hikers,
family friendly
(infants-babies not recommended)

Equipment Needed : trekking shoes

What's included :

-Professional Mountain Leaders. 

-Snack, water.

Routes in Athens

Hymettus mountain

 

Hymettus is a mountain range in Athens streching from the north to the south of the city. In antiquity there was a sanctuary to Zeus Ombrios (Zeus the Rain God) on the summit with numerous offerings dating especially to the 8th-7th centuries BC. Almost all of Athens, its eastern suburbs and the new airport can be seen from the mountain top along with the mountains of Parnitha to its northwest, Penteli to its north and Aegaleo to its west. The valley areas that create the lowest passes are mostly to the south. The mountain offers great hiking trails, more than 60 caves and cave systems, byzantine monasteries,  votanic collection mountain garden, mountain huts and even a lake, the lake of Vouliagmeni on the south part for the city and the mountain. 

Activity duration : 4-5 hours It depends on the group.

What's included :

-Professional Mountain Leaders 

-Snack, water.

What you should bring :

- Light and warm clothes, mountain boots or similar, extra t-shirt, hat, sunscream.

Parnitha mountain

Mount Parnitha is the closest mountain to Athens and the only National Park in Europe so close to a capital (40km). The National Park of Parnitha hides many secrets that few people know. So close to the city of Athens find refuge 42 mammals among them deers, foxes and many kinds of birds. The flora is mainly forests of pine trees and fir trees along with herbs and bushes along the routes. There are numerous hiking trails on the mountain of varied difficulty that are suitable for every hiker and adventurer. 

Activity duration : 4-5 hours It depends on the group.

 

What's included :

-Professional Mountain Leaders

-Snack, water.

What you should bring :

- Light and warm clothes, mountain boots or similar, extra t-shirt, hat, sunscream.

After consultation we create the right package for you whether you are an individual, a team or even a company. Numerous combined activities in the right place, will satisfy even the most demanding nature lover, always with the company and guidance of the experienced staff of Extreme Tours !!

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