We left early on Saturday morning for Parnitha mountain, which was our hiking destination. The mountain of Parnitha is approximately 45 minutes from the center of Athens and has countless hiking trails, which makes it an ideal hiking destination for families with children.
In our group there were five children with their parents. Our intention was to spend an amazing day, hiking through the forest, close to nature. We started our route from Mpafi’s refuge as we made our way toward the EDASA fire-looking spot. As we followed the path we noticed the various trees and how the landscape was changing while the parents had the chance to walk and enjoy the scenery. The kids explored the “forest world” that surrounded them, away from the busy Athens.
After a while we reached our destination, the wooden cabin of EDASA, deep in the woods which is a perfect stop for a rest. We enjoyed the uninterrupted view. The wooden fire-looking station was a key spot for the children’s games. At the end of the excursion, on our way back, we met the deers of Parnitha. The kids were filled with joy, seeing the red deers of the national forest, keen to human presence. We informed them that it’s prohibited to feed the deers, they are wild protected species of Parnitha.
For us it was a great pleasure to introduce and escort the kids to mountain life and the woods.