Hiking on Mt Parnitha

Hiking on Mt Parnitha

Text and photos: T. Adamakopoulos

Parnitha topoguide
Parnitha topoguide: A hike for the whole family near Bafi mountain hut

Mt Parnitha offers the richest hiking network from all the mountains of Attica. Every weekend, dozens of hikers run the popular routes on the southern side, while more experienced mountaineers are still exploring the relatively more unknown areas of Northern Parnitha.

Much of the mountain trails were way marked based on a color key. Part of this network has lost its beauty - and often the markings - during the recent wild fires, but the systematic use of paths keeps them open and clear.

Ideal for a day trip or for a longer break, Mt Parnitha offers two guarded mountain refuges, the Bafi shelter and the Flambouri shelter.

Parnitha topoguide
Parnitha topoguide: The exposed, hard way on thw Flambouri ridge

The most popular hiking route is along Chouni ravine, the direct trail from Thrakomakedones to the Bafi shelter. Many of the trips can be served by the Parnitha casino cable car.

More than 50 hiking routes, as well as POIs, are included in the hiking application Parnitha topoguide, available for both Android and iOS (iPhone και iPad) devices.
. The application provides off-line maps and offers active guidance along the trails.