Night hiking in Portitsa gorge, Grevena
Night hiking in Portitsa gorge, Grevena
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Night hiking in Portitsa gorge, Grevena

Enjoy this year's aquarids meteor shower from a magnificent and unique location!

Explore one of the most breathtaking locations of Northern Greece, under the stars! Enjoy the shower of Aquarids Meteor while hiking a unique natural scenery. 

Spileo village is a historical site, situated in the “balcony” of mountain Orliakas. For its habitants, living in nature is a common thing, whereas for the visitors can be an astonishing discovery. Portitsa's beauty and the special features of the area have been recognized from the state which declared it as a “site of historical importance and particular natural beauty”.

This is the starting point of our hiking activity, in a path that locals used it for centuries, in order to access the springs of Venetikos river. We will reach the Portitsa valley and the stunning old stone bridge that stands proudly at the entrance of the canyon. There are also two giant rocks standing  (like other Clashing Rocks) at the entrance of the Portitsa gorge that complete the magnificence of the scenery. We will have a short stop to enjoy the view and then return to the village using an old stone path.  

Date for 2019: July 28th.

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Participation fee: 30 € / person

Minimum number of participants:  2 persons  

Meeting point:

At 10 pm in Spileo village square

  • Coming from Grevena: We take the road to the national ski center and we follow signs for the village Mavranei. From there we continue straight for the village Ziakas. After the village we will find a sign for Spileo village at our left. We continue until we reach village square. 

  • Coming from Kalampaka (Meteora): We take the road to Ioannina. After 10 km at the road junction we turn right to Grevena. We keep following signs to Grevena. At 65 km (counting from Kalampaka) we enter Egnatia highway with direction to Ioannina and we exit on the next junction where we follow the road to the national ski center, we pass through the village Mavranei, we continue straight for the village Ziakas. After the village we will find a sign for Spileo village at our left. We continue until we reach village square.

Distance from:

  • Grevena 24 km / 30 minutes

  • Kalampaka 90 km / 90 minutes

  • Thessaloniki 195 km / 2 hours

Implementation time: Throughout the year

Program duration: 2,5 – 3 hours

Difficulty level: Easy hiking, suitable for beginners and families with chlidren.

Route length: 5 km

Height difference: Downhill 409 m, Uphill 410 m

Participation terms: Fulfillment of participation document, prepayment of participation fee, physical and mental health.

Ages: 5-80 years

Hot spots:

  • The gorge and the old stone bridge


What participants should have with them: Water, trekking (sport) shoes, torch light.

Services : Experienced guide, snack

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Minimum number of participants:  2 persons  

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