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Sunset trek to prophet Elijah's chapel

Beoordeeld met een 4,90 uit 5 op basis van 30 recensies.Αργυρούπολη, Griekenland

Controleer voor het boeken de plaatselijke aanbevelingen of beperkingen met betrekking tot COVID-19.

In deze regio zijn Airbnb-ervaringen op locatie beschikbaar. Lees en houd je aan de plaatselijke aanbevelingen of beperkingen met betrekking tot COVID-19.

Ervaring georganiseerd door Fotis

2 uur
Inclusief tickets, vervoer, uitrusting
Maximaal 4 personen
Gegeven in het Engels

Wat je gaat doen

"According to the ceremony, on the 20th of July celebrating the memory of Prophet Elijah, the faithful ascend the mount Hymmetus from an alley that leads to the chapel to light a candle and honor it. Indeed, the mountain is illuminated by lights that light up especially for these days"

You are invited to a combination of natural & spiritual experience, following this ceremonial on the footprints of the pilgrims:

Pick up from Eliniko metro station by car. Short drive to the starting point

Sunset hike at the south of Hymmetus mountain offering breathtaking 360o view to Saronic gulf's islands. We follow a steep rocky path, signed with red crosses, known only to locals. Recognize characteristic red limestones, wild olive trees, colorful flowers (seasonally) and local herbs ~40min

Stop at Prophet Elias chapel and ring the big bell! Observe the tiny inside, decorated by plenty of saint's paints offered by pilgrims and light up a candle.

Grab the perfect seat on the rocks and share to stories from the surrounded area. Use your free time to relax, meditate, or just admire the natural palette of colors and smells.

Watch the moment the sun sets all around you and Athens turns into a spectacular night vista of sparkling lights. Use your camera or phone to take photos!

Hike down with flashlights surrounded by city lights!

Drop off same metro station

*See tips
"According to the ceremony, on the 20th of July celebrating the memory of Prophet Elijah, the faithful ascend the mount Hymmetus from an alley that leads to the chapel to light a candle and honor it. Indeed, the mountain is illuminated by lights that light up especially for these days"

You are invited to a combination of natural & spiritual experience, following this ceremonial on the footprints of the pilgrims:

Pick up from…

Wat Fotis doet voor de veiligheid

Deze host houdt zich aan de aan COVID-19 gerelateerde veiligheids- en schoonmaakrichtlijnen van Airbnb, waaronder het naleven van de richtlijnen voor sociale onthouding, goede hygiënemaatregelen en het controleren of alle deelnemers een mondkapje dragen.

Wat er is inbegrepen

  • Tickets
    >Group of 4 pay for 3!
    >Discount for my other outdoor activities (chec...
  • Vervoer
    Private car transport from Elliniko metro station (via-versa)
  • Uitrusting
    First aid kit/ Headlamp
Vanaf $31
per persoon
di 18 aug.
19:00 - 21:00
$31 per persoon
$31 per persoon
wo 19 aug.
19:00 - 21:00
$31 per persoon
$31 per persoon
do 20 aug.
19:00 - 21:00
$31 per persoon
$31 per persoon

Dit is je host, Fotis

Verhuurt sinds 2015 op Airbnb
  • 30 recensies
  • Identiteit geverifieerd
"My vision is to help transform people from ordinary tourists into adventure travelers"

I am a long time adventure guide and the founder of Experience Eco. Also a nature enthusiast and amateur photographer with background experience in trekking and other active sports like climbing, trail running, swimming, and snorkeling. I've been traversing the trails around Athens for over a decade and would love to guide you around the beautiful outdoor spots of Athens.

I've traveled around the world and have hiked throughout India, Japan, Guatemala, Morocco and South Africa among others and am sure that we will have lots of stories to swap! This Experience is a great opportunity for me to put my passions to practice and make new friends!

www.experience-eco.com
"My vision is to help transform people from ordinary tourists into adventure travelers"

I am a long time adventure guide and the founder of Experience Eco. Also a nature enthusiast and amateur photographer with background experience in trekking and other active sports like climbing, trail running, swimming, and snorkeling. I've been traversing the trails around Athens for over a decade and would love to guide you around the beautiful outdoor spots of Athens.

I've traveled…
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Waar je naartoe gaat

The south part of mount Hymmettus is primary rocky and wild. The name comes from the pre-Hellenic which meant a tough, rocky place.It's a rich ecosystem with more than 600 species of plants (wild olives) and several species of birds & mammals.

The terrain of that specific part of mountain looks strongly as a Cycladic island, having a majestic 360o panoramic open view to the Saronic gulf, the Sounio peninsula and the first islands (Aegina)

Beoordeeld met een 4,90 uit 5 op basis van 30 recensies.

Leslie
februari 2020
We had a really good time with Fotis. It was perfect : he was welcoming and friendly with us and the view at the end of the trek was amazing. Thanks again !
Kate
januari 2020
This was an amazing hike. Gorgeous views. Do be honest with yourself about your fitness level before you book, the first part is very steep. After that it is amazing but that first part nearly did me in lol Fotis was very kind and gave ample opportunity for me to rest and go at my own pace.
This was an amazing hike. Gorgeous views. Do be honest with yourself about your fitness level before you book, the first part is very steep. After that it is amazing but that fir…
Caroline
december 2019
The views from the top were incredibly beautiful at sunset. This location is very unique and would not be easily accessed/found on your own. I would most definitely hike with Fotis again!
Steph
juni 2019
Once in a lifetime experience in a location that you would never find alone. Speculation view and Fotis is a knowledgeable gem that made the experience enjoyable. I was skeptical about Greece and this hike made me fall in love with it! We were lucky to have an amazing sunset and looked around inside the chapel to end. The hike was challenging enough to still be enjoyable but a great way to stay active whilst on holiday. Highly recommend for anyone wanting an active outdoors experience in Athens. Great pics from the top. Thank you Fotis!
Once in a lifetime experience in a location that you would never find alone. Speculation view and Fotis is a knowledgeable gem that made the experience enjoyable. I was skeptical a…
Yoatzin
mei 2019
I loved this experience! The hike was a little challenging for me since I don’t hike often, however it’s not really difficult but the steepness of the first part of the hike left me out of breath and have to slowdown a few times, but once we got to the second half it was really easy. The final destination was well worth it! The views are incredible beautiful! And the little Chapel beyond charming. We got to hear a little about the chapel history and customs of the local people. Fotis was encouraging and cheering us along the way and seemed to be very knowledgeable. One piece of advice tho, you definitely need adequate footwear for this hike, either a real hiking booth or sneakers with the best traction you can find. The route is very steep and with small loose rocks that makes it slippery, and the big rocks are very smooth, which makes the path also very slippery. Bring your own very bright flashlight for the way back, since even though it wasn’t really dark, the low light made difficult to distinguish the area of loose rocks on the path. If you come prepared you will enjoy a once in a lifetime experience!! 100% recommended!!
I loved this experience! The hike was a little challenging for me since I don’t hike often, however it’s not really difficult but the steepness of the first part of the hike left m…
Cheryl
mei 2019
Not an easy hike for non locals, be prepared for some difficulty if you are not familiar with the terrain and especially if you do not have good shoes, but Fotis is there to guide you and help you along the way regardless. He gives motivation to the group every now and then to keep the group going. At the top of the trek, he shared with us interesting facts about the area and neighbouring islands too. The view was really good at the end and the weather was great! :D
Not an easy hike for non locals, be prepared for some difficulty if you are not familiar with the terrain and especially if you do not have good shoes, but Fotis is there to guide…

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Advies over activiteit

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Waar jij je prettig bij voelt
Buitenactiviteiten brengen risico's met zich mee en als onderdeel van deze ervaring kun je aan gevaarlijke situaties worden blootgesteld. Zorg dat je veilig kunt deelnemen, rekening houdend met je vaardigheden en de omstandigheden (zoals locatie, weer en apparatuur).

Dingen die je moet weten

Annuleringsvoorwaarden

Elke ervaring kan binnen 24 uur na aankoop, of ten minste zeven dagen voor aanvang, worden geannuleerd met volledige restitutie.

Vereisten voor gasten

Er kunnen maximaal 4 gasten van 10 jaar en ouder deelnemen.

Meer tips

* Group >3 discount can apply
**Temperature on the mountain can be at least 5-8C lower than the city center

Wat je mee moet nemen

Light jacket (temperature on the mountain can be at least 5Celcius lower than the city center)

Mobile phone with led light