Mount Parnitha is a densely forested mountain range north of Athens, the highest on the peninsula of Attica, with an elevation of 1,413 m, and a summit known as Karavola . Much of the mountain is designated a national park, and is a protected habitat for wildfowl, first created in 1961. The summit is located 18 km N of Acharnae and about 30 km N of Athens, while the mountain covers approximately 250 km² of land. Other peaks include Mavrovouni, Ornio (1,350 m), Area (1,160 m), Avgo or Avgho (1,150 m), and Xerovouni (1,120 m).It also has two shelters Mpafi and Flampouri.
Mt Parnitha is considered as an ideal destination for mountain biking, a location with a plethora of smooth dirt roads or winding forest trails through the beautiful evergreens. This spot offers numerous biking routes for both novice and more experienced bikers.
We advise you to check regularly our ‘Schools / Clubs’ section, in order to get in contact with nearby mountain biking clubs, that will accompany you safely, while practicing this activity. We also suggest that you visit our ‘Equipment Shops’ section, in order to to locate nearby shops that will provide you with the necessary technical equipment. Furthermore, we highly recommend you to visit our ‘Accommodation’ section, for nearby accommodation arrangements.