Explore Thessaly’s masterpieces in an active tour

Special Tour 8 days Available from: 2018-08-01
Θεσσαλία, Ελλάδα

1st Day: Arrival

Arrival at the Airport (Thessaloniki/Anchialos). Bus transfer to Larissa. Check in at Metropol Hotel.

2nd Day: Canoe

Canoe and Crab fishing in Peneus River
A calm, but entirely entertaining descent into the rich waters of the Peneus to the mouth of the Aegean Sea. A tour that brings us into contact with the mythology of the region and the rich flora and fauna of the wetland. We will observe the bird fauna of the region, herons and cormorants who with their presence keep alive Delta. Will pass from the picturesque port of Palaiopyrgos a shelter for all the fishing boats in the region. We will see the small islands formed in the delta. Estuary will paddle for about three hundred meters out to sea before the vast sandy beach at point Strintzos where we indulge in the sport of archery. Before the end of the activity we will try to fish “blue crabs” which are known in this area. After that we will have a coffee break and snacks at Trekking Hellas cabin. Then we will return at the port of Stomio or Agiokampos and we will cook our crab pasta with the chef of the restaurant. Always accompanied by a local Greek drink.

Duration: All day

3rd Day: Hiking

Olympus – Mytikas in 1 day!
On the Elassona side, in one day we can conquer one of the world’s only peaks, Mytikas!! Meeting point Elassona. The route begins with the destination of Kalyvia village and then to the new shelter of Christaki located at 2.450 meters. A special but difficult route for 16km (about 40min) which give us a beautiful trip at the center of Olympus. Canyons, steep slopes, wild goats and horses on our way to the shelter! At the shelter we will drink fresh Greek tea and after that we will start to go to Skala place (1,5-2 hours) and then to the highest peak of Olympus (Mytikas) about 1,5hour. This ascent gives us the feeling that we are embracing the whole Greece! The descent to the shelter is about 1,5-2 hours and we will have plenty of choices to eat and also we can take a bath at the beach.

Duration of hiking: 6-7 hours

4th Day: Rafting

Rafting at the Valley of Tempi
Descend of rivers with inflatable boats (RAFT) for 8 individuals and a professional driver Raft. A way of exceptional beauty in one of the most important natural monuments of our place with wealth of fables, the Valley of Tempi. We will enjoy the nature in all the greatness, ancient trees where find shelter many species of birds, stahtotsikniades, herons, flamingos, cormorants. We will pass under the famous bridge of the Valley of Tempi. We will pass also near ancient places of adoration.
Here the god Apollo chases the nymph Laurel, Venus comes each time when she wants to recover her chastity and the Likeios Apollo overcomes in the river the Dark, while the Muses select Penaeus for their residence.
At the end we will do archery and have lunch by the river.

Duration: 4-5 hours

5th Day: Multi activities

Former Royal Forest/ Forest of Polidendri
A royal path with trekking-small rappel-crossing a ravine and swimming

In the centre of Fables, Traditions and History, the former Royal forest of Polidendri, extent of thirty-five thousands of acres, causes his visitors to participate in a wonderful “travel” in the green Mavrovouni. The beautiful Polydendri Forest, is one of the most organized forests of our country (marked paths, bicycle paths, picnic areas), where there are still wild boars, deer, hares, wild cats and where in 1991 the rare feline species Lyxx was observed. The variety of its flora and fauna and the mild general slopes of the soil makes it a place of great interest, offering for pleasure, relaxation, rejuvenation and numerous activities.
With start the forest we will take a path for 1,5 hours and we will reach at Mpoyrmpoylithra’s stream. We will wear neopren clothes and get inside for swimming and a small rapel in that beautiful landscape. 500 meters away we will visit a farmhouse where will create our lunch and with our experiential participation in milking we will create our own sweet-cream. At the same time during our stay in the estate we can indulge in the sport of archery.
Duration: 6-7 hours

6th day: Bus Tour

Explore Kissavos / Hiking to the peak
We will cross the mountain with Trekking Hellas bus along our way we’ll find river walks, forest roads, we’ll visit the mansions, monasteries and other sights of the area. At the place where the mountain blends with the sea, history with legend, culture with tradition. we will travel among Kissavos (Ossa mountain), we will see the beauty, the flora and fauna of the area.

Indicative route: Velika-Agiokampos-Agia-Metaxoxhori-Megalovryso-Anatoli(Coffee break at the monastery)-Spilia-Kanalos-Arioprino-Karitsa-Kokkino Nero-Koytsoypia-Palioyria-Velika

At Kanalos we will visit the mountain shelter where we’ll start our hiking (1,5 hours) to the peak of mountain (1978m).

(Alternative route: Kokkino Nero-Kanalos-peak of Kissavos-Spilia-Anatoli-Metaxochori-Velika-Kokkino Nero)

7th Day: Canyoning

Canyon Kalypso – Swimming at the canyon lakes – Bath in the thermal baths in Kokkino Nero
Start at Kokkino Nero and with the bus of Trekking Hellas we will go to the canyon. With a small hiking, about 30 minutes we will arrive at the big waterfall and it’s beautiful lake for swimming. After there we will go to “Dimosia” for pic nic. Then we will cross the path for about 1.20 hour and we will reach in the thermal baths of Kokkino Nero for bath and mud bath!! If someone don’t want to hike he can leave with the bus of Trekking Hellas.

8th Day: Departure

After breakfast, we depart for Thessaloniki, Macedonia Airport or Aghialos Airport in Thessaly to catch our return flight.

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