Athens Excursions » Mount Parnitha
Mount Parnitha. Nature lovers, punters, mountain hikers, herb collectors, incurable romantics or just the plain curious, all find something to their liking to do on Mount Pamitha; this highest of Attica mountains (1,400m). In its huge pine wood forest, extending over 300kms2, you will have the chance to see over 818 different kinds of herbs and plants (1/6th) of the flora of the country), thousands of trails to follow and hundreds of small caves to explore.
The ancient Greeks believed that the goat-footed god Pan used to come to Parnitha quite ofthen to play his music and dance in the forest. Nature has been very generous with this mountain. Parnitha was first settled in the Mycenaean period and it was always a key-post for the defence of Attica. It was the most fortified mountain of Ancient Greece. Today you can go up to the Hotel Mont Parnes, to battle with the odds in the casino. Or, if you are a hiker you can visit the mountain shelters of Bafi and Flambouri.
Casino Mont Parnes - All its rooms and suites command a breathtaking view. Various tour operators organise daily visits to Mount Parnitha and the casino.