CENTRAL GREECE JEEP 4×4 TOUR

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Jeep 4X4 Safari packages is a unique experience. Driving a 4X4 jeep safari in central Greece in the many trails through the wildly beautiful nature of mountainous mainland is an experience never to be forgoten .This 7 day Jeep safari to central Greece, the most beautiful and wild mountaineer part of Greece is a unique experience. Drive off road trails in forest mountains and landscapes, rivers and lakes and see traditional villages hidden in the mountains. Visit two of the most popular culture sites of Greece

TOUR DETAILS

Tour Code: SAFcgr_01
Duration: 7 days / 6 nights
Season: April – October
Location: Greece, Central part, Evritania & Pelion
Style: Jeep 4X4 tour

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Adventurous journey through mountain forested landscapes
  • Explore Evritania, the most wild mountaineer part of Greece
  • Explore the mythical Centaurus mountain, Pelion villages
  • Hiking in Krikelopotamos river to Panda vrechi waterfalls
  • Visit Prousos monastery and hiking to beauteful Black cave path
  • Hiking in the mythical Centaurus path
  • Guided visit to Delphi and Meteora monasteries
  • Meet the local daily life and test the culunary local dishes in the traditional mountain villages
  • Enjoy one Greek night with Greek food and bouzouki music

ACTIVITIES IN THE AREA
The following activities are available in the area. They are not included in the package, can be included upon request.

Rafting
Canyoning
Kayak
River Trekking
Via Ferata Black Cave
Horse riding

INCLUDED

  • Jeeps 4X4
  • Hotels 3* or 4*
  • Meals Full Board(B,L,D) Lunch(L) = pick nic
  • Experienced En speaking driver / tour leader
  • Guided visit to Delphi and 2 monasteries at Meteora
  • Meet & Greet on the arrival at the airport
  • Greek night
  • Car emergency kit

NOT INCLUDED

Flight tickets
Escort Jeep (upon request)
VHF communication equipment (upon request)
Pick nick kit (upon request)
Accommodation tax (0.5€ per day per room for guesthouses -1.5€ per day per room for 3* hotels – 3€ per day per room for 4* hotels) paid directly by the clients to hotel.

*All packages are flexible and dynamic for any changes according to any personal needs and desires upon request.

*The tour is also available on Self Drive Mode upon request.

*The itinerary can also start from Thessaloniki

Day 1: Arrival Athens – Delphi – Arachova.(_,_,D)
Arrival in Athens airport. Meet our staff and welcome. Pick up the Jeeps and drive from Athens to Delphi. Delphi city considered by the ancients Greeks to be the center (omphalos= navel) of the world and a religious center. Guided visit to the archaeological site and museum. Short drive to traditional village of Arachova for overnight.
Soil: 0 km Asphalt: 234 km

Day 2: Arachova – Parnassos mountain caves – Oiti mountain – Karpenisi / Koryschades village (B,L,D)
Morning driving through the dense fir forest to the cave of Eptastomos, 100m deep. The interior of the cave can be visited only by experienced climbers using rappel techniques. We crawl on a rocky peak to get a glimpse inside the cave from its entrance. We continue driving near to Neraidospilia (nymphs cave). Short, 20min walk, on an ascending path in the heart of the forest and we reach Neraidospilia cave, composed of 3 different caverns full with stalactites, stalagmites, pools and fossiliferous rocks. We drive to traditional settlrment of Vargiani (85 inhabitants) for a short stop for coffee. We continue to Pira and through dense forest to Oiti Mountaineering Club refuge. This is an amazing route crossing the National Park of Oiti mountain, perhaps the most beautiful mountain in Greece. The landscape changes from alpine meadows to plateaus and steep slopes that take your breath away. We continue to villages Kastania, Spercheiada, Makrakomi and driving next to Sperchios river we arrive to Karpenisi / Koryschades village for overnight.
Soil: 50 km Asphalt: 150km

Day 3: Explore Evritania, Crossing Kalakouda mountain – Panta vrechi waterfalls – Prousos Monastery – Black cave(B,L,D)
We drive south on the slopes of Mount Kaliakouda, a ride at a high of 1700m through beautiful forests and vertical cliffs we arrive at Krikellopotamos river from where we start our river hiking (aprox1 hr) to “Panta Vrexi* (Always Raining) waterfalls which form ponds where we can swim. Picnic in the area. Following the spoil road again and driving next to Spylias canyon we arrive to Prousos Monastery where we can visit the monastery, Then hiking(1 hr) through the beautiful gorge of Black cave with the wooden bridges and incredible waterfalls we reach Black Cave, where you will be able to combine climbing through Via Ferrata. Return to hotel in late afternoon with a stop at Megalo Chorio to enjoy the local sweets with a nice cup of coffee. In the evening Greek night at a tavern with bouzouki music (and optional dancers) at a nearby village.
Soil: 57 km Asphalt: 80 km

Day 4: Crossing East Agrafa to Plastyras Lake – Kastraki / Meteora (B,L,D)
We start our day from Koryschades. We pass the iron Bridge of Tavropos and moving west we reach the Monastery of Sotira for a short stop in the beautiful plane tree forest and stone bridges. Then we continue our route towards Tavropos river admiring the scenery of Kremaston lake. Then driving parallel to Agrafiotis river and follow the dirt road through the trees and steep slopes we reach Archangels church built in 1592 and from there we drive to Agrafa village with its century plane trees and cold water fountains. From Agrafa we continue again with dirt road in a magical journey to the forest village Dryades and from there to the dam of Plastira Lake. We continue the road with panoramic views of lake and passing the villages Neohori, Kalyvia Pezoulas, Kryoneri, Kerassia,we reach Mouzaki. Then we pass the stone bridge of Portas and we drive north to Elati, Glykomilia. In this beautiful track on our right we see the imposing presence of Mount Koziakas. We continue the road that will lead us to Kalambaka and then to Kastraki, Meteora. Overnight at Kastraki.
Note. If time permits beffore your dinner go to a nearby photo viewpoint (best location Sunset Rock) for stunning views and amazimg photos.
Soil: 101 km Asphalt: 140 km

Day 5: Meteora monasteries visit – Pelion / Portaria – Hiking Centaurus path. (B,L,D)
After breakfast guided visit to two monasteries, standing between earth and the sky, atop of huge rocks and containing historical and religious treasures. Continue driving to Volos, Portaria. In the afternoon follow the Greek Mythology. Walk in the mythical path (3km) of Centaurus (half-man, half horse) with amazing views of the forest and the small waterfalls. From Volos we go to Portaria, for a short stop and coffee then we continue our trip to Hania, in a landscape surrounded by strong natural wealth, such as beech and chestnut, ivy wrapped in all sorts of trees. Hania overnight.
Soil: 0 km Asphalt: 170 km

Day 6: Explore Pelion – Volos – Athens (B,_,_)
This morning we explore Pelion with its traditional villages and staming views. From Portaria we drive to Hania and getting dirt / asphalt roads we cross central Pelion, we pass Ai Lias, and descending to the villages of the Aegean Sea we reach Zagora and Chorefto. Continue with dirt / asphalt road driving we reach the sea side village St. John and next Tsagarada, where we stop for coffee. Continue driving to Milies and then Volos where we have a rest and buy the local spirit tsipouro. Then we start our long driving to Athens airport for your flight back home.
Soil: 28 km Asphalt: 435 km