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Monday October 23 , 2017
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Mountain walking / Hiking. How do you come to the area?

Mt. Kissavos walks. Where we meet: For this activity, we meet at our base (Mt. Kissavos activities center) or at the nearby Arioprino location or at the village of Spilia, depending upon the walking route we are about to do. We can even pick you up at your accommodation / hotel, if you wish. This can be arranged at an extra cost.

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How you come to the above meeting places: If you travel from the south in the Athens – Thessaloniki highway, you come off at the exit to Omolio, Stomion, Karytsa and the coast, at the eastern end of Tempi valley (you enter the valley from the west), just before the bridge over the Pinios river. Accordingly, if you travel from the north, you come off at the same exit, just after you have passed over the Pinios river bridge to the left. Go through Omolion (3 km after the exit off the highway) and another 7 km lead you to Stomion. You bypass Stomion and you start going uphill towards Karytsa. Note that after bypassing Stomion the road splits. Make sure that you take the road on the right to Karytsa (the left road goes along the coast, while the one to Karytsa continues uphill).

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To our base, "Mt. Kissavos oudoor activities center": One kilometer before Karytsa, you come across the hotel Dohos situated on the left side of the road. Just after passing the hotel, turn right to Spilia and Aeroprino. There is an “Olympos Trek” signat this turning as well. In another 3.1 km, you arrive at the picnic area and café / restaurant at “Aeroprino” location. At this point you take the dirt road on your right, following the Olympos Trek” sign, to reach our base (another “Olympos Trek” sign) in another 2.6 km

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To come to Spilia. While at Arioprino location, you continue straight up (continue on the asphalt road). The asphalt becomes a good dirt road further up and after passing over the Seloma high point (1100m), you start going down to meet the asphalt again, a few kilometers before you arrive at Spilia. Or the easier way is: On the “Aegean highway” Larissa’s diversion, you come off at the exit “Larisa 2” if you come from the north and “Larisa 3” if you come from the south.After exiting, you head for Sykourio at the western feet of Mt. Kissavos (8.5km after exiting the highway). While in Sykourio, you follow the signs for Spilia (another 11km).

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Mt. Olympus walks. Where we meet, how you come: For the walking routes on Mt. Olympus, our meeting takes place in Litohoro (central open parking place), the main town at the eastern feet of the mountain. On the Athens - Thessaloniki highway, you come off at the exit to Litohoro and Dion. In less than 5km you are in Litohoro.

It will help: Most detailed and useful is the “Kissavos and Tempi” and “Mt. Olympus” maps of “Anavasi” editions, as well as the map in our web site.