There are a lot of mapped hiking routes at Tzoumerka, with special markings, both for advanced and beginners in hiking. A very easy hike is the one that starts from the Pramanta Mountain Refuge till Kefalovriso Waterfall. The waterfall of Kefalovriso, the highest of Greece (350 m.)
About Pramanta Mountain Refuge
The Pramanta Mountain Refuge restarted its operation on 28 October 2006 under new administration! Babis and Pola, together with their two wonderful and kind kids, provided us excellent service and great company during our stay there.
There are two 8-bed rooms and one 10-bed room, totalling 26 beds, a fully functional kitchen, dining tables, a living room and a fireplace. It operates round the year, every day, should no emergencies occur (we’re humans!). The whole “Isioma” plateau is there for games, camping, football, excursions even a little theatre! (mountain theatre).
See more hiking/mountaineering routes around this area:
- Hiking in Tzoumerka (Athamanika) – Katarraktis Waterfalls – Katarraktis Refuge – Faneromeni
- Winter Climb in Strogoula via Agrofylakas Couloir
- Hiking in Tzoumerka – Skala Stamati – Katafidi
- Hiking in Kefalovriso Waterfalls
- Syrrako – Kallarites
Last summer (2020), Babis and Pola, updated the refuge with even more services and even a small swimming pool. Furthermore, there is plenty of space round the refuge for some wild comping and the location is really ideal.
Pramanta Mountain Refuge – Waterfall
The route starts at an altitude of 1.300 m (4.265 ft), in the “Isioma” plateau on the slopes of Tzoumerka Mountain. About 100 meters away from the refuge there is a clear sign that indicates the trail to the magnificent waterfall. The trail is very easy to identify and to follow and there is not any single difficulty. In fact, is an ideal hike for beginners but also for families with kids.
Kefalovriso Waterfall – Melissourgoi Mountain Refuge
Melissourgoi Mountain Refuge
Melissourgoi mountain refuge is equipped with five five-bed rooms with heating, each of which has its own independent bathroom. In a separate space there is the living room with the stone-built fireplace, which is a reference point for visitors especially in the winter months. Moreover, there is plenty of space in the fir forest surrounding the shelter, ideally designed for camping and outdoor showers in the summer months.
Details of the Hike:
- Location: Athamanika (Tzoumerka) Mountains
- Starting Point: Pramanta Mountain Refuge
- Ending Point: Melissourgoi Mountain Refuge (via Kefalovriso Waterfall)
- Trail Signs: Well signed path
- Minimum Elevation: 1.027 m
- Maximum Elevation: 1.399 m.
- Total Distance: 4.1 km
- Difficulty: Easy
- When to Hike: All year round
- Water Features: One
Bellow you can see the route we have followed on a map and 3D:
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