Self Guided Hike Mt.Pelion

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Period of operation :April to October/November
Price :

690€/person for min 2 participants

Duration :8 days/ 7 nights
Minimum attendance :2 participants
Level requirements :Basic Physical Condition

Mt. Pelion is one of the most fabled of Greece's "ancient" mountains. Its location in the middle of the Greek mainland, its sheer beauty, its wealth of natural resources and its association with the sea (both the Aegean and the Pagasetic Gulf) made it widely known even in antiquity. Mythology has it that Mt. Pelion was home to the Centaurs, mythical creature’s half man, half horse. The mountainous massif has a total of 6 peaks all above 1,450 m. Numerous streams flow all year round ensuring that a dip in the sea is a truly "refreshing" experience. As one descends from the mountain peaks, wild forest gives way to orchards of trees and fertile valleys where all manner of plants are cultivated. This well-endowed mountain landscape blends mountain and sea harmoniously, and couples wild nature with tailored landscapes, dense forest with bare rock, the cool of the mountain with the warmth of the sea, and rain with wave.

Day 1: Arrival on your own to Volos Town and transfer to Milies Village

Our guide will meet you at the bus or train station and drive to the village of Milies.  Milies village is one of the most picturesque and traditional big villages of Pelion, built in an amphitheatrically style, on the green mountain slopes of Mount Dikri. The village is called Millies (apple trees) known for the production of apple trees. Full of old mansions, marble fountains and olive trees, Milies offers the perfect harmony. Milies is the place with the beautiful famous cave where the mythic Centaur Chiron and his students used to live.

Upon arrival to your traditional guesthouse, the guide will you a briefing about your hike.

Driving: 28Km’s – About 45 minutes.

Overnight: in Milies http://www.dryalos.gr/

 

Day 2: Hike Milies-Kala Nera-Milies

This is a circular hike with amazing views to the Pagasitikos gulf. All the way down to Kala Nera where we can enjoy a refreshing swim before we start our ascend back to Milies from another path. We will walk across the Miliotiko stream which in springtime, has plenty of running water and the olive groves on our way will be blossoming with wild flowers.

Overnight in Milies -  http://www.dryalos.gr/

Distance: 11,8Km’s - 7,3 miles

Elevation: 405 m / 1329 f down  to 6 m /20 f and up to 405m/1329 f

Duration: approx. 4,5 hours 

 

Day 3: Hike Milies- Xourihti – Tsagarada

On today’s hike we cross Mount Pelion from South West to North East. We start our walk from Milies village, walking on a forest road through chestnut trees and reach the village of Tsagarada. In Tsagarada we will settle to our guesthouse and we can then enjoy our coffee or meal at Agia Paraskevi square and admire the oldest plane tree in Europe, more than 1750 years old.

Overnight Tsagarada http://lostunicornhotel.gr/en/home/

Distance:11,2 Km’s / 7 miles

Elevation: 387 m /1272 f – 784m / 2575 f – 529 m /1736 f

Duration: 5,5 hours

 

Day 4: Tsagarada  – Damouchari and afternoon hike to Fakistra

A great hiking day with views to the Aegean sea. In the morning we will hike from Tsagarada to Damouchari, well known because of the Mama Mia movie, parts of which were filmed there. A great place to chill down and enjoy lunch. In the afternoon you can continue your hiking to the beach of Fakistra with its crystal clear waters.

Distance  part B Tsagarada - Damouchari: 8 Km’s /5 miles

Elevation: 530 m /1730ft – sea level

Duration: 2 hours

Overnight Damouchari http://damouchari.gr/

Day 5: Danouchari ––Mouressi - Kissos - Ag.Ioannis  and transfer to Chania

We start from Damouchari, following the path along the shore to Agios Ioannis and the magnificent sandy beach Papa Nero. There is an opportunity to jump into the turquoise waters of Papa Nero before we start our ascend to Kissos Village. From Kissos we will transfer to Chania, the highest among the villages of the area (1.190 m).

O/n Chania  http://manthoshotels.com/manthos-hotel-resort--spa?lang=gr

Distance Ag.Ioannis - Kissos: 10,6 Km’s /6,6 miles

Elevation: from sea level to Kissos 530 m/ 1738ft

Duration: 4 hours

 

Day 6: Chania – Agriolefkes-Chania

From our guesthouse in Chania we follow the road up to the ski centre at 1580m and from there we will enjoy the fantastic views of both the Aegean Sea and the Pagasitikos Gulf. We continue through the forest of aspen and beech trees in a circular route back to Chania.

Distance: 7,4 miles

Elevation: 3772 – 4265 – 3937 – 4593 - 3772

Duration: 6,5 hours

O/n Chania  http://manthoshotels.com/manthos-hotel-resort--spa?lang=gr

 

Day 7: Chania – Portaria (Makrynitsa)

Today we will follow the same path that was used according to the Greek Mythology by the Centaurs. These creatures were the followers of the wine god Dionysus and are well known for drunkenness and lustfulness.

The path leads us to the village of Portaria. In the afternoon we’ll continue to Makrinitsa, another picturesque village of the area with many old mansions, also known as the “Balcony of Mt. Pelion”, offering amazing views to the Pagasitic Gulf and the city of Volos. Overnight stay in Portaria.

Distance  part A - Chania - Portaria: 5,3 miles

Elevation: from 3770 – to 2290

Duration: 3,5 hours

O/N Portaria:  http://www.triantafillies.gr/

 

Day 8: Portaria to Volos

Transfer to Volos – END OF SERVICES

Included:

  • 8 days / 7 nights sharing a double room with breakfast
  • Transfer from Volos to Milies (day 1) and from Portaria to Volos (day 8)
  • 5 picnic lunches on days 3/4/5/6/7
  • All your luggage transfers
  • Briefing - maps for the hike and emergency phone number support

Not Included:

  • Transfer to/from  Volos
  • Meals not mentioned above