_our excursion

The alpine lakes (glacier remnants) that are formed at high altitudes are characterized as Drakolimnes (Dragon Lakes). The drakolimni of Tymfi is located in the alpine meadow of Tymfi, at an altitude of 2.050m, has an area of about 8 acres and is known for the alpine newts it hosts in its waters.

A beautiful route, one of the most popular in Greece, which starts from the village of Mikro Papigo and is characterized by the many alternations of landscapes. We start our hike surrounded by forests with oaks and mountain cypress to meet bare lakes, dry stones, green meadows and end up in an airy cols, but also on a mountain peak at 2050m, where the drakolimni is located.


hiking | ascent to the Drakolimni of Tymfi | 17km | 6 hours | moderate/ demanding difficulty | ages: 14+

On Saturday, starting from the village of Mikro Papigo, we start our hike to the mountain refuge of Astrakas (5.9km | 3 – 3.5 hours), where we will spend the night.

On Sunday we make the climb to the drakolimni (2.8km | 1.5-2 hours), make a stop for the necessary photos and start for our return. We make a stop again at the Astrakas Shelter to pick up our things and take the road back to Mikro Papigo, from where the bus will pick us up.


COVID-19 Protocol for bus transportation

As of Sunday 01/05/2022 organized excursions are carried out with 100% fullness of the bus and mandatory use of a KN95 or double surgical face mask.

The excursion takes place with a minimum required number of entries of 10 people and a maximum of 30 people.

_the price per person is 100€ and includes:

  • transfer from Thessaloniki
  • accommodation at the Astrakas Mountain Refuge
  • accompanied by experienced escorts of our company
  • hiking sticks
  • liability insurance | legal taxes

_prices do not include:

  • breakfast
  • extra meals and drinks

_do not forget:

  • hiking / trekking / mountaineering shoes
  • backpack (ideally 40lit)
  • snacks (pastels, chocolates, power bars) | water (1.5lit)
  • sleeping bag, pillowcase & slippers (due to protection measures they are not provided by the shelter)
  • personal hygiene items
  • raincoat – windstopper

_route details:

  • kilometers on Saturday: 5,9km | H.D. +1000m
  • kilometers on Sunday: 5.8km (to the Drakolimni and back) & 5,9km
  • Required physical condition: good