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Mt. Kissavos (Ossa) Walking / Hiking routes

Route 1. Walk to the main summit by the south west side.

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We meet at the village of Spilia and the walk starts from here. You come to Spilia via Sykourio (the main citadel at the western feet of Mt. Kissavos. Look at Google earth).

The route progresses on the south west slopes of the mountain. It starts at 850m and finishes at 1978m at the summit of Prophet Elias. It is a very interesting route with great views all along, not to speak of the view from the summit itself, where you are rewarded with stunning panoramic views of the region including the Aegean Sea, the Plain of Thessaly, Mount Olympus, Mount Pelion, the Pinios River delta and in clear weather – not very unlikely – the huge pyramid of Mt. Athos emerging out of the sea in the very distance to the east.  After a short descent to the Kanalos location at 1604m, you are taken back to Spilia for your return. The route takes approximately 4.30’ to 5.30’ hours of moderate to demanding walk.

Price: 40.00€ p.p.

 

Route 2. Walk to the main summit by the north west side. 

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This is a shorter alternative to the summit of Mt. Kissavos. We meet again at the village of Spilia from where we are transfered by road to the Kanalos location at 1500m. From this point onwards, we start the walk to the summit. The first part of it, is up the north west slopes of the mountain and then, in a south west direction, we move with great views up the eastern ridge, which leads us to the summit. We return by the same route back to Kanalos for our return. The walk is classed as easy to moderate and takes 3.30' to 4.00' hours, go and come back.

Price: 25.00€ / person.

 

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2. Paths of the northern Kissavos.

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For any of these routes, we meet at our base or at the Arioprino location (“Mt. Kissavos / Mt. Olympus Outdoor Activities Cente). Or (Look at "Where we meet. How you come”). Three main, long paths start at almost sea level, two from Stomion and one from Karytsa. They climb up the north east slopes of the mountain, through dense forest for the first 2/3rds of their length and through alpine terrain for their last 1/3rd to the summit (1978m). Huge birch and oak trees as well as fir trees dominate this amazingly rich forest, with all kinds of herbs and mushrooms, and lots of running water especially in spring, form the picture of this magnificent side of the mountain and its walks. The full ascent from the very start to the summit, takes 5.00’ to 7.00’ hours of easy to moderate walk. It is possible to cut down the length of the routes if you wish, by starting your walk at a higher point.

Price: 20.00€ p.p.

 

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3. Walk to the Kalypso’s great waterfall.

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We meet at Karytsa  or (Mt Kissavos  / Mt Olympus Outdoor Activities Center. "Where we meet", "How you come"). From Karytsa we transfer in our means of transport to the Kalypso II canyon ( canyoning finishing point) A short walk up the side of the canyon takes us inside it (20') and another 15' up, inside the canyon, takes us to the great waterfall and pool. An amazing place indeed! A 75m waterfall in front of our own eyes leaves us speechless! After enjoying the place to the out-most taking photos jumping and swimming in the pool, having lunch hot drinks and cookies, we return to our vehicle for the transfer back to Karytsa. Over all walking time 1.30' hours moderate to demanding.

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Price:
40.00€ p.p. (winter & spring).
25.00€ p.p. (summer & early autumn).
 

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4. Loop trek in Megas Lakos.

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We meet at the village of Omolio. This is a loop trek along the sides of the so called “great canyon” (Megas Lakos). We meet at Omolio (Google earth or “Mt. Kissavos / Mt. Olympus Outdoor Activities Center. Where we meet. How you come”). We start the walk at almost sea level and move along the western side of the canyon up to where it narrows distinctively at 500m. Here, we pass over to the east side, stop for the picnic and a good rest and then continue the return walk, enjoying great views of the western side with its high rocky walls. It is a walking route which progresses, almost entirely, in a wild terrain with a strong sense of isolation, in spite of the fact that the canyon is close to the Aegean highway and the “civilization”… 5.00’ hours of Moderate / demanding walk, with the stops.

Price: 40.00€ p.p.

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Price Includes

Experienced guides-instructors.

All the appropriate activity's equipment.

Beginners' introductory lesson before the activity.

Picnic-lunch after the activity.

Local transfers on dirt road, when needed.

Hot drinks and cookies during the activity.

The above prices are without the V.A.T.

Prices / Offers

The above prices concern individuals and small groups of up to 8-10 persons. For larger or much larger groups, the prices can be reduced, after our mutual agreement.

If you’re a group of at least 4 people, normaly, you have the flexibility to book any activity at any time you choose. Otherwise you book within another group.

In case of being less than the above minimum of 4 persons, and still no other group available to join in, then, in order to do the chosen activity, the sum of the 4 persons minimum has to be paid.

For the activity of rafting, for every group of 8 persons one person is for free.