Hiking in Mt. Parnitha

Hiking  in  Mt. Parnitha


On Saturday the 2nd of December, SAS organize a … double trekking from different sides of the mountain, that means an extremely … easy walk to reach Flabouri refuge and another way, the most difficult hiking and … climbing route to conquere Flabouraki summit ( 1.074 m. ) , which is called in Greek “ Kopsi ” !

For this reason, the participants will be divided in two groups.

Group A will ascend by … “ teleferique ” ( free of charge ) to the Regency Casino … and from there with empty pockets …it’s a light … and easy, 2 to 2,5 hours, walk with only 100 m. differential height, to the Flabouri mountain hut.

Group B will start ascending from 2, Verias’ str. sharp bend and after passing a terrain full of huge stones, rocks and almost vertical rocky walls ( o.k. we shall by-pass the latest ) we’ll arrive at Flabouri at the same time with group A … !!  Total differential height to be covered is 640 m.

At the refuge we can take a light meal and rest for one hour at least and the two groups united from then on in one team will descend from another hiking path of medium difficulty, it’s duration is 1.45΄, in order to join our lovely … cars !

Estimated arrival time : 16:45΄.

Hiking boots, trekking poles, raincoat and reliable equipment generally are always highly recommended. For any case don’t forget also your head-torch !

Meeting point is at 10:30΄ at Plateia Thrakomakedones where the ‘‘ periptero to steki ’’ is situated, from where will drive as a convoy 4΄ further up to different directions, splitted in the two groups. At this meeting point there is also a bus stop for number 504 but in this case you must already have to arrange with another member of SAS for further up by car !

For those who are interested in participating, please declare up to 30th 10:00 p.m. referring their intension to follow Group A or B, despite they can change mind even last … moment in front of the ‘‘ periptero ’’… !

Leaders will be Georgos and Anna Foteinos, e-mail geoplanf@otenet.gr Emergency phone 6945 386255.

Important notice : Keep in mind that if you participate in an Athens Strollers and Hikers walk or hike, you do so for your fun and your pleasure at one hand but entirely at your own risk at the other. The Athens Strollers and Hikers is an internet social club and neither the organizers nor the leader are responsible for the safety of those taking part. For more information about that please refer to the ‘ Declaration of Tyrol ’.

Difficulty grades

Easy walks :                1,5– 2 hrs                    and height differences up to 100 m

Medium walks :            2 – 3 hrs                      and height differences up to 200 m

Hard walks :                3 – 4 hrs                      and height differences up to 400 m

Easy hikes :                3 – 5 hrs                      and height differences up to 500 m

Medium hikes :           5 – 7 hrs                      and height differences up to 750 m

Hard hikes :                7 hrs and up                and height differences 750 m and up

Invitation : Anyone who likes to lead a future walk or hike please announce to us by e-mail referring to the place and the time he intends to take over this activity.

Deletion : Anybody who doesn’t like to receive anymore the invitations about our activities for any reason, please declare us his desire !!

Wish you a nice hike !

Georgos and Anna