Mt Parnitha is located in Central Greece and is the highest mountain in the vicinity of Athens. It extends in a large area, presenting variable topography with several summits, gorges, streams and plateaus.
The arrangement of the rocks favors the existence of 46 springs, which flow continuously and form several streams and small ponds.
Hiking is the most loved activity in Mt Parnitha and a dense network of trails, that covers the whole mountain range,. is available. Numerous paths pass along springs, thick forests and pastures. There are many options, according to the altitude difference that someone intends to cover (0 -800m.), the distance (500-5,000m.) and the time needed (30΄- 6 hours). Several routes give the opportunity to observe different vegetation types: firs, pines, oaks, junipers, plane-trees, phrygana.
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