DATE: February 17, 2019
ACTIVITY: Hiking on Mount Zireia – Lake Dassiou
DURATION OF ACTIVITY: 5 hours
DISTANCE: 8.5 km
EXPERIENCE: No experience needed
COST: 25 €
MEETING POINT: will be arranged via phone contact
PURCHASE TICKET: https://goo.gl/forms/GY0HOq2xDuxzD4yL2
One-day escape to the second highest mountain of the Peloponnese, in the unique Dassiou Lake, which makes its appearance from time to time in the northwest foothills of Mount Ziria. A small beautiful, seasonal alpine lake, located at an altitude of 1480 m., has an area of about 120 acres and its depth does not exceed 1-2 meters at its deepest point. In 10 enjoyable kilometers, most of them in the firs, we will visit the lake to admire the snowy – if we are lucky enough – spectacle, before we end up to Trikala Korinthias for food.
Dassiou Lake is formed by the waters flowing there from the surrounding peaks of Mount Ziria. There are many firs that surround it, while the whole area is lush. In winter the landscape becomes alpine, as the snow floods the area and the lake freezes. The spectacle is amazing in every season! The trees reach up to the shores of the lake, while the green nature around creates a unique picture, like a postcard. The area of Dassiou Lake is part of the Natura 2000 network, since its importance as a biotope is great – there are 4 rare endemic plants (including the other plants of the area), as well as rare species of the animal kingdom. It is very important because its waters are channeled underground to the source Kefalari, a source that supplies villages in the area. The route we follow will start from the ski resort of Ziria, will reach the lake and after walking around it, we will continue to Kefalari through springs and streams to end up in Middle Trikala.
07:15 Meeting at the point that will be arranged
07:30 Departure for Trikala Korinthias
10:00 Arrival at the Zirias Ski Center
10:15 Start of the hiking activity
16:00 End of hiking
17:00 Trikala Korinthias – Lunch
19:30 Departure for Athens
22:00 Arrival in Athens
Our Program Includes:
Participation in the activity
Drivers and Assistant Fees
Transfer and transportation costs
Technical equipment *
Group pharmacy during hiking
Wireless Communications (VHF)
GPS (Global Positioning System)
Photos of the activity
Videos of the activity
You should have with you:
First of all, fun mood to have a wonderful time!
Modest physical condition.
As far as materials are concerned:
- Mountaineering Shoes
- Waterproof trousers or suitable for snow (in case of snow)
- Windproof jacket
- Waterproof coat (even disposable)
- A fleece
- Cap + Gloves + Buff / Scarf
- Mountaineering batons (optionally)
- Water, snack
- A second backpack of clothes and shoes (in case of rain or mud, to change in the bus)
Safety and Health
You need to be healthy and to not have any heart problems.
The cost of participation is 25 €.
The price does not include VAT.
Means of payment
The transfer will be done by modern vans of the company’s partners from the points that will be arranged in Athens.
You can sign up:
By calling 211.11.10795 or 694.9849312 or by clicking the link below
Don’t hesitate to call us for any other question you may have on 211.1110795 or 694.9849312.