We hike in one of the most isolated regions of Greece, wild and impressive mountains, waterfalls, rivers. Tzoumerka trails is one of the most fascinating tours and one of our favourite to guide. The trail will end in Metsovo the most famous mountain tow and home of the Vlachs.
Transfers from and to Ioannina
6 nights in guesthouses and local hotels
All meals included except 2 lunches, 1 dinner
All local transfers and luggage transfers according the itinerary
6 hiking days on moderate to steep trails
Local certified guide
Hike in the beautiful Tzoumerka area
6 trek days in Tzoumerka National Park
Waterfall and impressive scenary
The unique isolated Kalarites village
Walk along Arachtos river
Period of operation
May to October
Is this trip good for me?
There will be luggage transfer every time we change hotel
Overnight in simple family guesthouses (3 stars)
A 30lt backpack should be ok
Max walking 8hours
Average temp. in high summer 27 degrees
Average walking hours per day 6
Total 68km of hiking
Daily Itinerary (8 days)
Arrival in Ioannina airport, meet with the guide and travel to Tzoumerka, overnight and dinner at the hotel in Plaka.
The path of otter<br /> Starting the day sirectly from our hotel, we will hike next to the Arachtos river, the recently upgraded and repaired path of the Otter. The river is the playground of this wonderful animal. The walk starts under the famous bridge of Plaka and takes us under the shadow of the trees and next to the calming sound of water towards the village of Platanousa, where we visit the local winery and relax. The bus now drives us back to the village of Kataraktis, where we visit the impressive waterfalls. Finally we end up at the area of Pramanta, where we spend the night.<br /> Walking distance: 14km Hours: 5-6 Altitude (up): 394m Altitude (down): 485m
The waterfall trail<br /> A circular hike very close to our hotel. We will enter the “heart” of Tzoumerka! Walk into fir forest and hike under the impressive Strongula peak, we reach the high waterfall and walk right bellow it. Hike continues and takes us to the refuge of Pramanta, where we have a break for a lunch, and we continue to the monastery of Agia Paraskevi and back to starting point in Melisourgi.<br /> Walking distance: 8km Hours: 4 Altitude (up): 579m Altitude (down):579m
From Matsouki to Sirako<br /> We get an early morning transfer, to the starting point, at the village of Matsouki at sheepheards village hidden in the high mountains. Our hike starts by the road and enters a well paved path made for the needs of the monastery. We visit the building and continue towards the river and continue to our first destination the village Kalarites. After a short break, we continue on the well paved path to Sirako. Overnight and dinner in Sirako.<br /> Walking distance: 11.5 Hours: 6 Altitude (up): 819m Altitude (down): 745m
This is the day where we reach the highest point of our trek. The peak is 2050m and the hike takes place on a dry mountain with extended views to the Pindos mountains. After reaching the summit we cross to the other side of the mountain at Vathilakos village. A transfer will take us to Metsovo.<br /> Walking distance: 13.4 Hours: 8 Altitude (up): 943m Altitude (down): 1028m
Ursa trail<br /> Today we hike one of the recently recognized as “quality trail” the so called Ursa Trail. We hike a part of it making a nice relaxed circular hike into beech forest, through medows and beautiful mountain scenary! Hike start from our hotel, and finishes again right out of our door.<br /> Walking distance: 13.2km Hours: 7 Altitude (up): 563m Altitude (down): 555m
According to our departure time we drive to Meteora monasteries for a visit, where we hike among the rock formations, and visit this amazingly built monasteries on top of the cliffs. After lunch we will continue driving to Thessaloniki airport.
Departure from Elati.