Day trip

Mikro Papigko: Dragon Lake Alpine Guided Hike with Lunch

Activity provider: TREKKING HELLAS IOANNINA

Mikro Papigko: Dragon Lake Alpine Guided Hike with Lunch

Activity provider: TREKKING HELLAS IOANNINA

From US$ 78.41 per person

Depart from Mikro Papigko village on a guided hike to Drakolimni with lunch in a mountain hut. Discover the stunning alpine lake and be rewarded for your efforts with breathtaking scenic views.

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Duration 9 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Greek
Small group
Limited to 10 participants

Experience

Highlights
  • Admire the imposing view of the Gamila peak‎
  • Discover the dragon lake alpine newts
  • Adore the wild horses and Balkan Chamoix
  • Worship the unique view of Pindos mountain range
Full description
The 1 day Dragon Lake Hike starts in the village of Mikro Papigko, which is tucked away in the midst of a lush forest. As we pass through the beautiful forest, we have the imposing rock formations, known as the “Towers of Astraka” in full view! Continuing on our path, we reach Astraka’s mountain hut. The hut is located at an altitude of 1.950 meters. A nice break and nutritious lunch is in order! After recharging our batteries, we set off to reach the legendary Dragon Lake. The stunning alpine lake called by locals dragon lake (drakolimni in Greek), is believed to be a remnant of the Ice Age. This harsh environment of limited nutrients, wide variations in sunlight during the summer and the winter months and acute fluctuations in temperature have turned the Dragon lake of Mt Tymphi into a truly unique ecosystem. From here we take in the breathtaking views! To the north is the Smolikas mountain range and the Aoos Valley and to the east is the impressive Mount Gamilla. Then we head back to the village of Mikro Papigo following the same route.
Includes
  • Experienced local Trekking Hellas guide
  • Hiking poles
  • Meal in the mountain hut or snacks (seasonal fruits, cereal bars, traditional pie)
  • Backpacks (upon request)
  • Waterproof poncho jacket
  • Liability insurance
  • All legal taxes
  • Personal accident insurance ‎
  • Anything not mentioned above
Not suitable for
  • Children under 12 years
  • Pregnant women
  • People with mobility impairments
  • People with pre-existing medical conditions
  • People with low level of fitness
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds

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Participants

Date

Meeting point

Meet at the Taxiarchon church at Mikro Papigko, 440 04, Greece. Your guide will be wearing a Trekking Hellas Ioannina T-shirt.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Sunglasses
  • Hat
  • Hiking shoes
  • Sunscreen
  • Water
  • Sportswear
  • Daypack

Not allowed

  • Sandals or flip flops
  • Luggage or large bags
  • Littering

Product ID: 426448