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Hike with a.. photographer! Your half-day escape

Kesariani, Greece

Experience hosted by Thanasis

5.5 hours
Up to 10 people
Hosted in English, Greek

What you'll do

Now that virtually every activity in the city is suspended, how about a half day escape in the most beautiful forest at the outskirts of the city? And how about letting a local lead you through its complex network of paths, introduce you to its landmarks and the stories behind them?

Being part of a small group, we'll hike in Mt Hymettus Aesthetic Forest, a protected area, approximately 15 minutes away from the city centre. Together we'll discover paths that will lead us to well hidden landmarks: towers, monasteries, springs and more, whose stories will travel us back to medieval and ancient times, where myths and reality mixed.

Oh! And don't forget to exploit my passion for photography, so that you share the coolest pics with your friends during or after the experience ;)
Now that virtually every activity in the city is suspended, how about a half day escape in the most beautiful forest at the outskirts of the city? And how about letting a local lead you through its complex network of paths, introduce you to its landmarks and the stories behind them?

Being part of a small group, we'll hike in Mt Hymettus Aesthetic Forest, a protected area, approximately 15 minutes away from the city centre. Together we'…

Thanasis's commitment to safety

This host has committed to Airbnb’s COVID-19-related safety and cleaning guidelines – including adhering to social distancing guidelines, practising good hygiene, and ensuring that all participants wear a mask.
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Sun, 18 Apr
€12 per person
€12 per person
Sat, 24 Apr
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€12 per person
Sun, 25 Apr
€12 per person
€12 per person

Meet your host, Thanasis

Host on Airbnb since 2016
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Since 2012, I've been hiking around Greece either as part of a group or alone. During the Covid-19, I've been leading my friends on the mountains around the city of Athens as a way to escape depression. I've been using printed maps, compass and technology to design routes and lead anyone who follows with safety and confidence. Combining this skill with my teaching skills of an earlier career of mine and with my passion for photography, I eventually managed to create memorable experiences for my friends which, from what I read in their messages, can't wait for the next ones. I'll be more than happy to offer such an experience for you in one of the 19 protected forests of Greece.
Since 2012, I've been hiking around Greece either as part of a group or alone. During the Covid-19, I've been leading my friends on the mountains around the city of Athens as a way to escape depression. I've been using printed maps, compass and technology to design routes and lead anyone who follows with safety and confidence. Combining this skill with my teaching skills of an earlier career of mine and with my passion for photography, I eventually managed to create memorable experiences for my…
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Where you'll be

Mt Hymettus Aesthetic Forest is one of the 19 protected forests in Greece and the only one in Attica prefecture, where Athens also belongs. It spreads across the city from one side all the way to the rocky slopes of Mt Hymettus at the height of 760 meters and aims at providing a harmonious entity where nature and culture coexist.
Jan
April 2019
Great tour! Thanasis is very nice and has a big knowledge. He showed us great viewing spots and shared his big history knowledge and also personal stories with us. I would always recommend this tour.

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Activity advisory

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Know your comfort level
Please note that outdoor activities carry risks, and you may be exposed to dangerous situations as part of this experience. Make sure you can participate safely given your abilities and the conditions (such as location, weather, and equipment).

Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Government ID

You’ll need to take a picture of yourself that matches the photo on your ID. This is so Airbnb can confirm who’s actually going on the experience. You’ll only have to do this once.

Guest requirements

Up to 10 guests ages 15 and up can attend.

What to bring

Hiking boots or shoes; running shoes will also do, but prepare for mud

Water (at least 2 litres or 0.5 gallon)