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Hiking At Parnassos National Park

Hiking At Parnassos National Park

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About The Place

Hiking at Parnassos National Park offers a captivating journey through pristine nature and ancient history, making it an unforgettable outdoor adventure. The park’s rich historical significance is underscored by its association with Mount Parnassus, a place steeped in mythology and revered as the dwelling of Apollo and the fabled Oracle of Delphi. Transitioning to the present, the park offers a diverse range of hiking experiences, catering to all skill levels. Tranquil walks through fragrant pine forests, coupled with invigorating climbs up rocky slopes, ensure a memorable adventure for nature enthusiasts. Adding to the allure, the park boasts excellent ski resorts for winter sports enthusiasts and exciting activities like mountain biking, rock climbing, and paragliding during the warmer months.


  • In the Parnassos National Park, you’ll travel 7 kilometers. Each step unveils a new vista, offering a feast for the senses.

  • Prepare for an elevation change that ranges from 1100 meters to 1250 meters, providing an invigorating challenge for hikers of all levels. Feel the thrill of ascending through the park’s diverse landscapes, reaching new heights along the way.

  • Traverse a forest path adorned with intermittent stony sections, adding an element of excitement and challenge to your hike. Immerse yourself in the natural beauty of the surroundings as you navigate through this diverse terrain, creating a truly memorable adventure.

Total Hiking Duration Of Hiking At Parnassos National Park

  • 4 Hours

Full description

Nestled within the expansive Parnassos National Park, which spans a total area of 36,000 acres, Mount Parnassos, the legendary mountain of ancient times, generously offers unparalleled hike experiences! Visitors are immediately greeted with awe-inspiring landscapes, adorned with majestic fir forests, towering cliffs, and remarkable biodiversity.

Notably, established in 1938, the Parnassos National Park holds the esteemed distinction of being one of the country’s oldest national parks, alongside Mount Olympus National Park.

Embarking on our exhilarating hiking & trekking journey from Livadi Arachova plateau, situated at a lofty altitude, we traverse a gentle path that winds through the captivating fir forest of Parnassos. As we make our way towards Kalania, at an elevation of 1,300 meters, a breathtaking sight awaits us from above—the entrance to the subterranean cave known as “Eptastomos.”

This remarkable cave, home to the southernmost glacier in Europe, preserves a constant temperature that hovers around freezing throughout the year. Consequently, it’s no wonder that the ancient Greeks considered this abyss as one of the gateways to the realm of Hades. Join us on this thrilling trekking expedition to uncover the hidden treasures of Mount Parnassos and delve into the unknown wonders that await!

What To Bring For Hiking At Parnassos National Park

  • Ensure you have sturdy sports shoes to provide proper support and grip on the diverse terrain of Parnassos National Park.

  • Consider the changing weather conditions in the park. Choose lightweight and quick-drying clothing to stay relaxed.

  • Pack a waterproof jacket to protect yourself from unexpected rain or chilly winds that are common in Parnassos National Park.

  • Protect your skin from the heat by wearing a hat and sunglasses. Make sure to apply sunscreen to safeguard your skin during long hikes.

  • Carry a compact backpack to store essentials like snacks, a map, a compass, a first aid kit, and any other personal items you may need during your hike.

  • Staying hydrated is crucial, so bring a personal water bottle with a capacity of at least 1 liter to ensure you have enough water for the duration of your hiking in Parnassos National Park.


  • Your Trekking Parnassos National Park Adventure includes the expertise and guidance of an experienced and certified guide who will ensure your safety and provide valuable insights about the park’s flora, fauna, and trails.

  • As part of the package, you will be provided with a snack to keep you energized during your hike.

  • Your hiking experience in Parnassos National Park includes liability insurance coverage, offering you peace of mind knowing that you are protected in the event of any unforeseen accidents or incidents during the hike.

  • All applicable taxes are included in the package, so you can be confident that the price you pay covers the necessary taxes, ensuring a transparent and hassle-free booking process for your adventure.


  • Good physical condition
  • Age 8 to 70 years


  • Meeting time 11:00
  • End of activity 15:00

Meeting point

Dokano – main road Arachova – Eptalofos

Cancellation Policy - Flexible

  • Whenever you cancel 4 days or earlier than the confirmed activity starting date, your fee will be refunded for the entire activity charge.
  • In case of cancellation within 48 and 96 hours before the scheduled activity starting date, you'll get 50% reimbursed.
  • Those who cancel 48 hours or beyond are considered last-minute cancellations. There will be no refunds


1. What are the best trails for Hiking At Parnassos National Park?

Delphi to Corycian Cave Trail, Gerontovrachos Trail, Kelaria to Kallidromo Spring Trail.

2. What are the benefits of hiking?

Health, Physical well-being, Self-esteem, Nature connection, Social interaction, discovery and adventure.

3. How high is Mount Olympus?

Mount Olympus reaches an elevation of 2,917 meters (9,570 feet) at its highest point, which is called Mytikas.

4. What makes Arachova special?

Arachova is famous for its breathtaking mountain scenery, which makes it a popular outdoor vacation spot. It is encircled by Mount Parnassus’ majestic peaks and provides stunning views of the nearby valleys.

What is the best time to visit Parnassos National Park?

The best time to visit Parnassos National Park is in the spring and autumn (May to September), when the climate is favourable and the hiking trails are in perfect condition.

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Sold By: Trekking Hellas Delphi

2 reviews for Hiking At Parnassos National Park

  • John Marshall

    had an unforgettable adventure hiking at Parnassos National Park. The breathtaking landscapes and invigorating trails made it a nature lover’s paradise

  • Alexander

    it was a great hiking experience at Parnassos National Park

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