Snowshoeing In Pindos Mountains
Snowshoe in Pindos mountains, is the ultimate winter experience in Greece! A chance to discover something unique and out of the ordinary, in places that your mind would never imagine that exist in this country!
4 nights in guesthouses and local hotels
All meals according the itinerary (meals are not included on a camper van mode)
Local certified guide
Hike the remote Pindos mountains
4 days in the north Pindos National Park
Unique winter landscapes
Meet the land of the Vlach people
Period of operation
January to March
Is this trip good for me?
There will be luggage transfer every time we change hotel
Organized accommodation from Compass Adventures
Max walking 7hours
Average walking hours per day 5
No previous experience needed
Daily Itinerary (5 days)
Day 1: Arrival
1st Day Arrival According to flight arrival time, we drive the village of Ziakas. According arrival time, it would be interesting to make a visit to the archeological site of Vergina. Driving time from airport of Saloniki 3 hours drive.
2nd Day Short transfer to Abdela (20mins) where we start the exiting cross over Vasilitsa mountain. We finish at the ski area where we overnight and have dinner at the mountain lodge by the slopes at 1850m! Walking time 6-7hours. Start point: 1300m, highest point 2249m, finish: 1850
3rd Day. Crossing to Samarina, over Gomara peak. We get the chance to walk through the amazing “Robola” pine trees, or the Balkan pine, huge trees that grow in high altitudes, endemic to the south of the Balkans, and Pindos mountains. After the peak we see the mountain massif of Smolikas (highest Pindos peak 2631m). We walk to Samarina a nomadic village at 1450m. Overnight and dinner. Walking time 7hours. Start point: 1850m, highest point 2090m, finish: 1450
4th Day Hike to the peaks of Mt. Smolikas, highest of Pindos mountains. We start directly from the village, through thick forest to the alpine terrain of Mt. Smolikas, our goal is the peaks of Skala or Piramida (2450m), our highest point of the tour! Overnight in Samarina, dinner. Start point: 1400m highest point 2450m finish: 1400
5th Day According to departure time we hike at the Portitsa gorge and over the historical arched bridge crossing the river.