Mount Parnitha National Park
Type: Active, Attractions, Casinos, Countryside, Day Trips, Family Friendly, Outdoor Activities, Parks, Reserves
Mount Parnitha National Park on the mountain of Parnitha is ideal for a walk with friends and family, enjoying nature and wildlife in the forest. The shelters of Bafi, run by the Greek Mountaineering... Read More
Mount Parnitha National Park on the mountain of Parnitha is ideal for a walk with friends and family, enjoying nature and wildlife in the forest. The shelters of Bafi, run by the Greek Mountaineering Club and Flambouri, run by the Acharnes Mountaineering Club, offer the possibility to follow various courses or outdoor activities. Walking, trekking, climbing, biking, canyoning and orienteering, special activities for children, just to mention a few. Both shelters have restaurants with home made food and accommodation. Flambouri is open all year round on weekends except August and Bafi every day all year round. Parnitha is the highest mountain in the region of Attica with the highest peak at 1413 mtrs. a dense forest of fir trees and pines. The rich flora and fauna, amongst which deer, hares, foxes, badgers and birds, make the park an ideal place to appreciate nature. Mount Parnitha has been declared a National Park since 1961 and is part of the European network of protected areas “Natura 2000”. The area is still recovering from the terrible fire in 2007 which destroyed a large part and influenced the climate in Attica for many years to come. Visitors can also see the outdoor exhibition “Park of Souls” with sculptures from trunks of burnt trees by Spyros Dasiotis. The “Small Parnitha Museum” close to the funicular railway hosts interesting information about the area�s history. Regency Casino Mon Parnes is a luxurious resort for gambling, with a gourmet restaurant.
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- Best for Outdoor Activities Because: A beautiful region, off the beaten path, to visit