Forty minutes drive from the center is enough to find yourself in Flambouri, or else on the balcony of Athens. No matter how many times you go up to Parnitha, it's not enough. at the first opportunity, one day with sunshine, I found myself again in the air condition of Attica,
How to get there
You can drive, leaving behind the city center. From the National Road Athens - Lamia you turn left at the junction of Metamorphosis, pass the base of the cable car, and start the mountain ascent from the tufted road, with a feeling like an airplane taking off. You move on the road that surrounds the core of Parnitha National Park, in a northeast direction. After 40 40-minute drive from the center of Athens, you will find yourself in pine cone trees.
The landscape and the shelter
The beauty of the landscape, its evocative tranquility, looks like medicine from away from the city. The fresh air, the cold and the walking really whet your appetite. In less than 10 minutes you are in Flambouri, which looks like a balcony above Athens. The shelter in Flambouri is a warm and hospitable place. But don't think of it as a place to eat and leave. Here there are many interesting things, many seminars and activities. Hiking and mountain bike rides are taking place. The shelter operates mainly on Fridays and weekends but also daily upon request. With 8 euros for children and 10 euros for adults, the overnight stay at the shelter is, if anything, tempting.
On your visit to Flambouri, there's a chance you'll meet the most cunning creature in the animal kingdom. I met it. Taken out of a fairy tale, Mrs. Maro the fox, wandered comfortably on the floor, in front of the shelter.
Maybe today you chose Flambouri. But I'm sure you have to go back since every time you discover something different! So definitely another walk in Parnitha will be worth it!