Parnitha National Park and Voutima Wildlife Refuge off-road tour from Athens
Sorry, we don't offer activity at this time. If you send us your e-mail, we will be happy to inform you as soon as we relaunched it.
- Visit the Parnitha National Park and enjoy the panoramic views
- Embark on a semiprivate safari tour up to 6 persons per vehicle
- Follow incredible off-road routes through dense vegetation
- Savor coffee, tea or juice
- Lunch with traditional Greek platters
All about the trip
Escape to Parnitha’s National Park on a semiprivate safari tour for up to 6 persons per vehicle. Mount Parnitha is a densely forested mountain range 40 km north of Athens. It is an ideal place for the residents or guests of Athens city, as it provides the opportunity to enjoy nature and relax while leaving behind the city stress. Parnitha’s national park is full of pine and fir forests. It is a true oasis for many species of wildlife, such as red deer, foxes and many kinds of birds, as well as the main getaway for the hot summer days and a vast snow-covered playground during the winter.
Our day starts after we pick you up from your hotel or a point close to the indicated hotel if car access is not possible. We will follow the national road which leads to Mount Parnitha and pick up our morning coffee, tea or juice on the way. It will take less than an hour of driving to leave Athens’ noisy city-centre and enter the entrancement of the mountains. Our first stop will take place at an altitude of 600m, at Lake Beletsi which is an artificial lake that seems to belong in a fairytale. The landscape resembles the Alps and is not at all reminiscent of Athens, Greece. Continuing our route to Mount Parnitha we follow a unique off-road route through the forest full of pine trees, goats, chapels, monasteries and natural springs. After our little adventure, we will approach Avlonas Village. Crossing the village and heading onwards, the mountain adventure starts again through an off-road route to Vountima wildlife refuge. The uniqueness of the terrain, the dense vegetation, rare species of endemic plants, the different kinds of mammals and species of birds are spread in smaller or larger areas of the mountain. Reaching the west slope of Mount Parnitha, a panoramic breathtaking view of the Saronic gulf with the islands of Salamina and Aigina will appear in front of our eyes. Then we head on the asphalt road, driving away while enjoying the panoramic view of the Saronic Gulf from above. As we work up an appetite we arrive at Hasia village. There we are going to visit a traditional Greek tavern where we will be welcomed by the owner. He will introduce us to the Greek Mediterranean cuisine and heartfelt Hellenic hospitality with plenty of local Greek platters. After our lunch break, we will follow the road back to Athens through picturesque villages before reaching the city of Athens.
The escort drivers of our premium off -road vehicles will create a memorable day out with the best panoramic views of Parnitha's mountain and amazing photo opportunities to capture each and every moment! A unique escape and exciting adventure, embraced by the renowned Greek hospitality, as we enjoy the sights and professional but relaxed service!!!What Wikipedia Says
What is included in the price
- Free hotel pick up and drop off
- Premium 5 or 7 seater off-road vehicles driven by multilingual escort-drivers
- Coffee, tea or juice
- Lunch with traditional Greek platters
- Liability Insurance and local taxes
What is not included in the price
- Wine or beers or refreshments in tavern
The trip is not recommended to people suffering from car sickness, having mobility or kinetic or back problems, pregnant women or for children younger than 7 years old as we don't provide baby seats, or people taller than 195 cm or heavier than 130 kg.
Please let us know during the booking of this activity if you require a vegetarian lunch or if you have any food allergies.
Do you have a question or need more information about the activity?
You can reach our European office between 9am and 5pm CET on weekdays and between 11am and 5pm on weekends and holidays.
You might also like
Morning sailing along Athenian coast from Athens
4X4 experience at Marathon Lake with lunch from Athens
New Balkan experience from Athens to Dubrovnik
“Good morning, Athens” bike tour
From our partners
Private guide in your phone
Just walk, listen and discover more with free self-guided audio-tours to must-see places and hidden gems in 300 destinations.
Flights, hotels, holidays
Find your cheap flight ticket, book your accommodation and enjoy your holiday full of experiences worldwide.
25% discount on Premium Partnership
Create your own travel diary. Add your best photos, all spotlights, dates, and milestones. Mark your friends and share it with the whole world.
Private door-to-door transfers
The most convenient way to travel between cities. Enjoy door-to-door service with an English-speaking driver and sightseeing stops on the way.
7 people are watching this activity
Pick your dates and book it now!
Are you leaving?
Subscribe and get benefits from OutdoorTrip!
Discounts, special offers and new information.