Posted on 01/04/2020
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Prespes National Park: Half-day Cultural and Hiking Tour - 2020

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overview

Take a cultural and hiking tour and explore the hidden side of Prespes National Park. Hike through well-marked trails and discover the beauty of this mostly unknown and pristine region of Greece. Listen to your guide and learn about the cultural and ecological importance of this lake ecosystem and the northern border of Greece.

DURATION: 4 hours
STARTING TIME: Flexible
MEETING POINT: Village of Agios Germanos
LANGUAGES: English, Greek
OPEN SEASONS: All year round
WHO CAN COME: Anyone in good health and able to walk a moderate distance

Highlights

◾ Hike through pristine and unspoiled nature
◾ Discover deserted villages and learn about the culture and the history of the region
◾ Learn from your guide about the ecological importance of this unique lake dominated ecosystem

What is included

✔ Your Knowledgeable guide
✔ Transportation (depending on the tour)
✖ Food and drinks

What to expect

Start your Prespes half-day cultural and hiking tour from the beautiful village of Agios Germanos sitting at an altitude of 1,100 meters. It boasts traditional stone houses, an 11th-century church with marvelous frescos, a traditional watermill, and a picturesque square surrounded by cafés and tavernas.

Meet your guide, and depending on the time of the year, he will recommend the best trail for your cultural and hiking adventure, including several trails leading to the top of mount Varnoundas to enjoy views over the lakes.

Hike your way through the region
Prespes National Park is crisscrossed by several hiking tracks, enabling you to enjoy its pristine nature. With a variety of duration and low difficulty, these trails will help you explore this beautiful and largely unknown region of northern Greece.

Explore abandoned villages and Byzantine monuments
The Prespa region is home to several deserted villages, a welcoming challenge for the more adventurous hikers and the perfect playground to explore the tradition and culture of this border region. Venture out in the lesser-known corners of the National Park and find abandoned villages hidden in the mountains. Take time to explore Byzantine and post-Byzantine monuments and learn from your knowledgeable guide all about the history and the ecological importance of this lake ecosystem.

Not included/Bring with you

Please bring with you your personal hiking gear, a bottle of water and dress according to the season. During winter months make sure you dress well since it can get very cold

Cutoff time before activity

  • 24 hours

Additional Info

Guests may choose to stay at Wildlife and Culture Traditional Guesthouse in Agios Germanos. For a booking click here:
https://www.gofreedly.com/listing/9gr5gasoiqs-prespes-national-park-wildlife-and-culture-traditional-guesthouse

Country

  • Greece
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