1. Jeep Safari at Pindus Mountains (Valia Kalda)
A unique adrenaline-pumping experience on dirt roads and tracks in truly unspoiled nature. Valia Kalda (meaning Hot Valley in the local Vlach/Aromanian language, as opposed to the cold heights surrounding it) is a protected national park with some of Europe’s oldest mantle rocks (40 million years old). It is a unique ecosystem and a safe refuge to several mammals (brown bear, wolf, fox, boar and chamois [mountain goat-antelope]), rare bird species (the golden eagle) as well as reptiles. Our expert guides strictly follow routes approved by the park administration for as little a human footprint in this wonderful nature as possible, these tracks used by brown bears, lumberjacks, and the occasional shepherd. We sample wild berries (according to season), while we admire high mountains, forested slopes covered with Balkan Black pine trees and stunning nature unfolding in front of our eyes, occasionally dipping in ice-cold waters.