Lakes & Mountains of North Greece

Description

Grade 1

 

8 days

Distance

Discover Lakes & Mountains of North Greece ! This trip can be done with jeeps, or campervans! The jeep tour will be a guided tour but a variation of the tour (without of road can be done with a mini camper van and self guided! Ideal for a family tour.

Price includes

7 nights in guesthouses and local hotels

All meals according the itinerary (meals are not included on a camper van mode)

Jeeps and SUV cars, or camper vans

Local certified guide on guided mode

Highlights

Visit the unknown part of Greece

Find out about the Greek water recources

 Pozar warm baths

Spectacular waterfalls

Mountain towns near lakes

Period of operation

April to October

Is this trip good for me?

The trip can be organized with jeeps, van (for families) or with mini camper vans

Organized accommodation from Compass Adventures

 Light hiking for visiting sites

Swimming in warm baths or cold rivers

 Touring in mountain roads away from traffic

Photos

Route

Daily Itinerary (8 days)

  • 1

    Day 1:

    Arrival at Thessaloniki airport.<br /> When we are ready with our cars, we start the drive direction lake Kerkini. We drive at the Mountain of Belles and also around the lake. Afternoon optional canoe tour for 2 hours in the lake with a local guide (highly recommended).<br /> Overnight stay and dinner at Kerkini

  • 2

    Day 2:

    After breakfast we start our drive through country roads, direction Goumenissa, a small town known for it's wine. Our dirt roads starts here, crossing the mountain Paiko, and after a while we reach the fantastic waterfalls of Skra, where we rest and have lunch. We continue through country roads crossing little villages and enjoying the mountain scenary and lanscape of Macedonian nature. Our goal is the warm springs at Pozar. After checking in the hotel, we have the chance to enjoy a warm bath at the Pozar baths or make a small hike by the river.<br /> Overnight at Loutra

  • 3

    Day 3:

    Start our day uphilling the 3rd highest mountainrange of Greece Mt. Voras, driving through the recently developed winter resort of Agios Athanasios. A stop for a guided tour at the Arktouros center a place where they protect and study the brown bear the biggest mummal in the Greek nature! After having lunch we drive another beautiful forest road to Vitsi where we will enjoy beautiful views from the mountain top. Kastoria by the lake will be our next host where we stay at the old part of town in a cosy hotel.

  • 4

    Day 4:

    As we leave the beautiful town of Kastoria, we drive direction the historical mountain of Grammos. On the way we discover hidden monasteries, rivers Lakes and Mountains which are hidden in this wildlife resort. The end of the tour will bring us to Plikati where we overnight.

  • 5

    Day 5:

    Our drive is in a very unique area. We drive through the Aoos valley where we pass hidden villages watch great views as we enter the North Pindos Ntional Park area. During the drive we stop for an hours hike to visit the impressive waterfalls at Iliochori (optional swim) and continue to Zagori area visiting the impressive arched bridges and view points of Vikos.

  • 6

    Day 6:

    Our day starts with off road driving direction the remote Vovousa. We make lunch in the wonderful village square and continue ofn mountain roads to Perivoli and Krania. The road is inside the protected area of North Pindos and is always a possibility to meet wildlife on the road such as bears or wild boar! In Vobousa we make a small introduction to the area from the National Park employers.

  • 7

    Day 7:

    Is the day where we can choose our way. We drive direction Meteora where we make a visit to the monasteries and a small walk around the impressive scenary. As we drive back to Thessaloniki we can choose either to stop at the beach for relaxing and swimming or drive through some lovely villages at the foot of Mt. Olympus.

  • 8

    Day 8:

    Airport – end of tour


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