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Mt Parnitha 1-day hiking trip, Athens

Mt Parnitha is the highest peak in the Attica region and a National Park with a rich fauna. Join Pavlos, an aspirant IFMGA mountain guide, on this 1-day hiking trip and explore a different side of Athens.

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1 Day

All year

Open to everyone

First Time


  • Enjoy hiking in one of the best mountains in Greece.
  • Discover the wide variety of flora and fauna in the area.
  • Explore a national park and its beautiful natural spots.


Less than 1 hour away from Athens you'll find Mt Parnitha (1413 m), the highest peak in the region and a great hiking spot. 

The whole area is a National Park with pine forests, gorges, caves and a wide variety of flora and fauna, many of them endemic to Greece. In fact, it's the natural habitat of one of the largest populations of Red Deer in the country.

In Parnitha mountain you'll find several hiking trails suitable for all levels.

The starting point of our trip will be the noisy city of Athens. From there, we'll drive less than 1 hour to the foothills of Mt Parnitha.

Then, we'll take Chouni gorge trail, a challenging but not technical hike. We'll ascent along a pine forest, with spectacular views of the Attica region. If we're lucky, we may encounter local fauna.

We'll have lunch at Flambouri mountain hut, while enjoying the wonderful surroundings.

Then, we'll pass through the springs of Koromilia and Kira, as we approach the end of our hiking trail. Finally, we'll reach the rock of Petra, at the foot of Mt Parnitha. This is one of the most important rock climbing spots in Greece.

Would you like to join me for a different outdoor experience at a short distance from Athens? Please, request to book this trip at any time of the year! 

If you are looking for other exciting activities in this area, you should check this rock climbing trip in Athens.


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About the guide

I am a mountain guide of the Hellenic Federation of Mountaineering and Climbing (HFMC) and an IFMGA mountain guide. I live in Greece, a unique country with some of the least explored landscapes in Europe.

I discovered my passion for mountaineering when I was 17. What started as a hobby soon turned into an exciting profession that has taken me on many expeditions around the world over the last two decades. One of my biggest achievements was reaching the summit of Mt Everest in 2004, as the Deputy Leader of the first successful Greek expedition.

Besides, I studied Mass Media Communication and I'm a Film Director. Producing documentaries is another way of unfolding my love for nature and travel.

I really like designing new itineraries and taking clients off the beaten tracks, allowing them to enjoy authentic experiences in my country.


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Athens, Greece

What people are saying about Pavlos Tsiantos

Seanathon Hyde


June, 2021

I can't put into words how great our experience was. Pavlos made us feel like family. The climb was a life changing and humbling experience. The mountain was beautiful!

carles portavella


October, 2019

Best guide I have had ever! Always helping and easy to adapt to needs and changes. Really impressed!...and great talker. Interesting and great knowledge of the area, the local restaurants, the history, etc. First class service!

Ken Koeklenberg


May, 2019

This was an awesome experience! Thansk to Pavlos, who is a perfect guide (and not a luxury at all when you want to climb Mytikas, we had 2 meter of snow in April). We did not reach the top due to heavy snowfall, but made a couple of other hikes while Pavlos told us the complete history of the Olympos mountain range. The breathtaking views from the refuge Giosos Apostolidis with the ever smiling ward Lazaros: it made it all a highly recommended journey! Thanks to all for making this happen!

Matthew Lumnitzer


April, 2019

Pavlos was friendly, accommodating, and knowledgeable as a guide. My wife and I had a perfect day of climbing in the beautiful Parnitha mountains just outside of Athens. Thanks again Pavlos!

Nikki Collins


June, 2018

Pavlos was an excellent guide. Highly professional and accommodating. He was able to match my limited skills with beautiful climbs, while also appropriately challenging me. He was very knowledgeable of Greek history and went above and beyond his role as a guide to help me gain a better understanding of Greece. He was humble about his many mountaineering accomplishments and success in media production only sharing information after I ask. You would be very lucky to spend the day with such an interesting and beautiful person. It was one of the highlights of my week in Greece.

Danielle M Kats


May, 2018

Pavlos is incredible. The entire day was so relaxed and entirely personalized to my preferences and skill level. He took me to some beautiful crags near Athens overlooking a village, and even dropped me off at my ferry afterward! He even taught me lead climbing strategies, since I’d only led a couple times before. 17/10 would recommend! The experience will be much more enjoyable if you have prior climbing experience, and you need to be able to belay Pavlos (don’t worry, he’s not that heavy!)



October, 2017

Booking the trip was smooth and easy. Pavlos was a great guide. He set up a trip that included climbing spots for both my wife and I (we climb at different grades). He was very thoughtful in making the trip fun and challenging for us both. The stories he told about his adventures (he's climbing Everest) were wonderful. He also took us to into the nearby town so we could enjoy local food. It was a great trip and I would certainly recommend Pavlos and explore-share.

Prices per person

Group of 4

EUR 83 Each

Want a different number of travellers?

Price includes

- Guiding fee

- Transport during the trip


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