Mushrooms of Pindos

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Period of operation :November - December
Price :

487€ for min 4 participants

Duration :3 days/2 nights
Minimum attendance :2 participants
Level requirements :Basic Physical Condition

A fine food enthusiast’s dream, mushroom foraging takes place during fall time in the Zagori region. A great way to enjoy the spectacular autumnal forests.  Along with an expert mountain guide we will walk into the forests to discover edible varieties of mushrooms which thrive in the damp, cool mountain air. Returning our cosy mountain hotel we will follow a seminar and superb dinner centered around mushrooms and the local cuisine.

Day 1: Arrival in Ioannina and transfer to Aristi

Upon your arrival to Ioannina airport you will be greeted by our guides and transferred to Aristi village (1 hour drive). Settle to your hotel and dinner. O/N in Aristi Mountain Resort.

Day 2: Mushroom Day – hiking and exploration

Today’s program is dedicated to the areas wild mushrooms.

At 10.00 am we will gather and be briefed from our guides about the program. We will then embark a mini bus for our tour including hiking, mushroom identification and collection. En route we will enjoy a picnic lunch with traditional pies. The whole tour lasts about 4 hours. Around 15.30 pm we will return to our hotel where for about 2 hours we will attend a seminar on cooking and preserving the mushrooms for the hotels chef. Our dinner will include part of what we have collected and cooked. O/N in Aristi Mountain Resort.

Day 3: Rafting in Voidomatis – return to Ioannina

A relaxing rafting descent in the crystal clear waters of Voidomatis river, starting from the bridge of Aristi up to Kleidonia, in the heart of the National Forest of Vikos – Aoos. On our way to the bridge of Aristi we will visit the monastery of Ano Pedina and the convent of Spiliotissa.  The descent of Voidomatis river is an easy ride, ideal even for beginners. The scenery is very interesting with the deep vegetation and the turquoise waters that are among the clearest in Europe. The boldest of the visitors can enjoy a refreshing swim in the cold river waters with an average temperature of 9οC year around. In the middle of the descent, we will stop at the Agion Anargiron Monastery dating from the 16th century. After the activity we return to the hotel, check out and we will be transferred to Ioannina where our tour ends. 

 

  • 3 days/2 nights, accommodation in  DBL room in Aristi Mountain Resort on BB basis
  • Transfers from /to Ioannina city – and all necessary local transfers for the program
  • One dinner and 1 lunch
  • The mushroom day program and 1 rafting descent

Accommodation

Aristi Mountain
Resort & Villas