Join IFMGA certified mountain guide Babis on this 1-day hike to Mount Parnitha and discover a beautiful natural spot near Athens.
Open to everyone
Would you like to visit a beautiful natural place near Athens? Come with me on this 1-day hiking program to Mount Parnitha.
Located in a national park and protected area, Mount Parnitha (1,413 meters) is a range in north Athens that offers a great variety of flora and wildlife. It is also an important historical landmark. Therefore, it’s the ideal place to combine nature and culture on a hiking excursion.
On this program, I invite you to go through a beautiful forest and contemplate stunning views in the area. Also, while walking, we may have the chance to see some of the local fauna, such as the gorgeous Red Deer.
If you don’t have a lot of hiking experience, you don’t need to worry. This is an easy hike and it is open to everyone who loves exploring natural environments.
If you think this program would suit you, get in touch with me by sending your request to book your place. I will love to guide you on this lovely hike near Athens.
Additionally, you can take a look at this program that I lead in Mount Olympus, the most iconic peak in Greece.
I have been climbing with passion since the age of 14 when I started rock climbing, and (in my 20's) I became a full-time mountain guide. Even though climbing first began only as a hobby, it later led me to a professional Mountain Guide title.
I am a Greek certified Mountain Guide HFMC, and an IFMGA/UIAGM/IVBV Mountain Guide, which is the highest internationally recognized mountain guiding certification. I am also a board member of the Hellenic Mountain Guide Association and a member of the Austria Guides Association (section Vorarlberg).
I work together with a group of certified guides, so If I am not available to guide you, one of the experienced guides in my team will be your guide.
In the last 20 years, I have accomplished many expeditions all over the world from Denali in Alaska to Damavand Iran, climbing or guiding and skitouring.
I love the mountains as well as the sea. I'm a passionate sailor and a skipper, also organizing climbing and sailing trips in the Aegean Sea.
Now I am currently studying Marketing and Management at EAP University.
I live between my birthplace Litochoro, the village at the foot of Mt. Olympus Greece, and Chamonix France.
You can find me guiding between Mt. Olympus and Chamonix Mont-Blanc, ski touring the Haute Route in the Alps, to summiting Mt Elbrus in Caucasus or sailing and climbing on the Greek islands.
I love to work with groups in new destinations and make great pictures along the way.
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Félicitations à Babis Mainidis qui a su se mettre au niveau d'une débutante.
Babis is an amazing guide with years of climbing experience all over the world. I was able to really enjoy the last scramble up Mt Olympus because Babis had me in harness and guided me safely--totally without fear of falling--unlike the people trying to do it without a guide and ropes. Very patient and encouraging. Great trip!
Clients should be told that the money paid is just for explore-share and the guide. That there is extra cost. €56 for transportation, €18 per person per night, cost of food and a guide is not necessary if you don't go to the summit. The fitness level is very high.
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Claus Mark Nielsen
We had 3 amazing days with the guide Babis on the mountain. Being at Mt Olympus for the first time, we got see the things we wished for and at the right experience level as fitted us perfectly. Thanks a lot.
Babis is a very experienced guid and make sure that everyone climbs safely and successfully. It was an absolute thrill to get to the top of Mt Olympus.
Climbing a mountain is far from being an easy thing to do. I fell extremely lucky to choose Babis Marinidis as my guide to hide the mount of Olympus. Babis gathers all the qualities of a professional international mountain guide. Not only he motivates you to encounter your physical difficulties, but also your mental challenges in order to drive you to the edge. He is very clear with an analytic brief which summarizes what will happen, what to expect, verifying the trail conditions and forecast, respecting your pace. I trust him and I had the best experience of my life, hence I can highly recommend him.
Thank you to our guide babis was very friendly, always put safty first, very professional and our trip wouldnt be the same without him. thank you babis!
Our whole experience was top notch and a once in a lifetime adventure. Everything went very smooth from booking to the big hike. Even when we wanted to change dates, last minute, because of weather Babis was very professional and flexible. He did everything to accommodate our needs. As a guide he was very knowledgeable and professional. We had a wonderful experience and can highly recommend Explore-Share, and specially Babis as your guide for your Mount Olympus adventure. Thanks for a great trip. Anette & Anders living on S/V Horizon
The trip up Mt Olympus was even better than we imagined it would be, and that was partly due to Babis being a great guide. He knows the mountain so well, it's almost as if he built it.
Amazing site. Helped but me in touch with Babis Marinidis. Fantastic mountain guide, super helpful and attentive to needs. Made my climbing of Mt. Olympus so much fun. Could not recommend Explore-share or Babis more!
Good trip, but Babis did not allow for his perhaps unusual clients. He was too keen to do everything at super-fast speed, and get to the refuges early. A slower pace would have suited us better. Also he did not brief us adequately on what to expect, and give advice on facilities and rules of the refuges.
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