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Hiking tour in the Tymfi massif, in Greece

Timfi mountains guided hike
Timfi mountains
Timfi mountains
Timfi mountains
Timfi mountains

Discover off-the-beaten-path Greece with his 7-day hiking tour in the Tymfi massif, in the north of the country, with local UIMLA leader Apostolis.

Not specified

Pindus Mountain Range

7 Days

May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct

Occasional

Beginner


Description

Come discover beautiful northwestern Greece with this 7-day hiking tour in the Tymfi massif. This trip is a perfect combination of relaxation and adventure, which I’m sure you’ll enjoy!

Located in the northern Pindus mountain range, the Tymfi massif includes Mt Tymfi and Mt Gamila (2497m), the sixth highest in Greece. It is part of the Vikos-Aoos National Park, home to very rich flora and fauna.

During this 7-day tour, we’ll take the time to discover some of the area’s historic landmarks and some of its most scenic trails. On the first day, I’ll meet you at the airport (Athens, Thessaloniki or Ioannina). From there, we’ll get a transfer to Monodendri village, where we’ll start our hike.

We’ll be hiking between 6 and 7 hours every day, so make sure you’re fit enough to enjoy the walks. We’ll cover everything from ancient monasteries to hot springs. And we may even fit in some rafting if you wish too! Check out the itinerary below for more details.

I’m a native of Ioannina and will be happy to show you around this stunning area of Greece. Moreover, this hiking tour in the Tymfi massif is a great way to get to know a Greek region that not many foreign tourists get to visit. So contact me know if you wish to start organizing your trip!

Prices per person

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Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival and transfer to Monodendri

Meet with the group in the airport  (Athens or Thessaloniki or Ioannina). Tranfer to Monodendri village. Short walk in the afternoon to the Monastery of Agia Paraskevi, 15th Century A.C., located in the cliff of Vikos Canyon.

Day 2: Crossing of Vikos Canyon

We cross Vikos Canyon (Monodendri – Vikos), the world’s deepest canyon according to the Book Of Guiness Records 1997. 6-7 hours including a short visit to the springs of Voidomatis. Transfer to Aristi village, accommodation in guest house.

Day 3: Relaxing day

Relaxing day. Two options. Rafting in Voidomatis river (Cat. I) or hiking in the Voidomatis Canyon (the ex-Royal Canyon, the most beautiful canyon in Greece). Both activities can be available for the group that day. 3 hours. Transfer to Mikro Papigo village, accommodation in a guest house. A short hike to the famous Red Cliff with amazing view of the Vikos Canyon is available for the afternoon. 2 hours.

Day 4: Dragon Lake

Mikro Papigo-Astraka refuge. 4 hours/+1.000m. Accommondation in the hut. Visit the epic Dragon Lake in the afternoon. 3 hours.

Day 5: Astraka summit

Astraka refuge-Astraka summit (2.436m). The summit with the most interesting view of Mount Tymfi. 7 hours. Accommondation in the hut.

Day 6: To Konitsa

Today we descent the mountain through the mythical Ntavalista Pass, which leads us to the east side of Tymfi to the Valley of Aoos. After 6 hours and a refreshing dive in Aoos river we end in Konitsa town. Accommondation in Konitsa town in a guest house.

Day 7: Kipi village and Elati village

Relaxing day. We visit Central Zagori, the area of Kipi village with the famous stone bridges and we do a short hike in the village. Accommondation in guest house in Elati village with the most panoramic view of Mount Tymfi.

Day 8: Return

Transfer to the airport

 

Details

Accommodation

Guesthouses and mountain huts

More info

If you are more than 8, a second mountain leader will join us.

Meeting point

Athens, Thessaloniki or Ioannina airport

About the guide

I was born in 1977 and grew up in Ioannina, northwestern Greece, where I currently live. I had my first mountain experience in the Alps in 1993 (Germany and Austria). Very quickly climbing and mountaineering turned into my passion: I’ve been an active member of the Alpine Club of Ioannina and of the Hellenic Federation of Mountaineering and Climbing since 1996.
I studied Mechanical Engineering and have extensive experience in field research and trail recording. I have recorded over 19.000Km of trails all over Greece for the most important Topo Maps companies.
In 2009, I became both a Certified Greek Tour Leader and a Certified Mountain Leader (UIMLA). More recently, in 2017, I became a Certified Greek Bicycle Tour Leader. Let me take you hiking, mountain biking and snowshoeing around the Greek mountains!

Languages

Greek | English

Certificates

UIMLA

Residence

Loannina (Epirus), Greece


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