LOCATION Tsmi Mountain, East Argithea Petrilo, Greece
DURATION : 16 hours
SPOKEN LANGUAGES Greek English German
On this trip you will have the opportunity to enjoy a journey into the magical world of the stars and sleep in the arms of the nebulae of the universe above the world. The ultimate goal of astrophotography at the peaks is to bring you closer to the stars … those who dare, will take with them pictures and stories from what is worth telling our loved ones. You experience something eerie at the top, all human fatigue and weakness disappears, you realize another system of values and priorities, from which every trace of competition is absent, you breathe the whole universe….. and in the end there is a satisfaction in all this dream process ….
The meetingpoint is will at the village of Vasilades-Petrilo just above the church of Saint Panteleimon. You leave your vehicles and we continue with our jeeps, cross the picturesque settlements that make up Petrilo, then we take the forest road through the fir forest that leads to the three borders and the mountain Tsmi. We leave the jeeps in the shepherds’ hut at 1650m. and we start hiking. An easy short route that has a panoramic view of the mountains Voutsikaki, Kanala, Gianniotaki, Haris, Saint Elissaio, Karava and will take us to the top at 1911m.
Here we will set up the tents and after we change our clothes, do stretching and drink water, we will be left in the magical landscape with the sunlight illuminating our face as we will give you a tour of the mountains that surround us, since east dominates the mountain range of Agrafa, South Delidimi with the village Trovato and west the mountains that are near Lake Stefaniada, the mountains of the valley of Acheloos as well as the mountains of Tzoumerka and Trikala. To the north we have Karava and Voutsikaki as well as the villages of Petrilo and Vlasi which are hidden in these mountains. At the same time, we will be able to observe the various animals grazing on the alpine slopes of the mountains as the sun begins to set, forming interesting shadows and shapes in the landscape.
After sunset, we will enjoy the Venus belt and the shadow of the earth formed in the east with purple pink and blue colors as well as the alpine glow. Then we will put on our warm clothes and enjoy the night that will begin to embrace the mountains with the lights from the villages shining low down on our feet. When the night stabilizes we will get lost in the magical starry world where we will see the nebulae of the galaxy (Milky Way) with the naked eye, we will take astrophotographs and we will paint with light (light painting). At the same time there will be the possibility of astronomical observation with the telescope that we will provide you as well as a fast-paced lesson on how to take astrophotographs.
* There is also the possibility of an astrophotography course for customers who wish, it is a separate program.
Then we will eat some food of your choice (it will have been agreed in advance can be noodles or trachanas, alternatively we can have risotto with vegetables). In the mountains we choose light food. At the same time we will make mountain tea to drink as we will sit under the stars and we will share with you stories from our life in the village and the climbs in the mountains in order to make you love them. It is important to be able to share what you experience and see with other people and thus somehow achieve immortality, by having a unique, romantic and anarchic way of life that on the one hand will frighten and on the other will awe people.
Then you can either sleep in the tent or with the sleeping bag on the ground (bivouac) with the quilt stars or not sleep and sit all night watching the starry sky until dawn.
At 5:30 a.m. we wake up to enjoy the sobs, the Aphrodite zone / shadow of the earth to the west as well as the alpine glow since the day will return again to the mountains. We will see together the sunrise where the sun will rise above the peaks of Agrafa and will illuminate the peaks of the mountains. At this point we will take photos and eat our breakfast.
Once this is over, at 7:30 p.m. we will pack our things to leave at 8:00 a.m. At 9:00 a.m. We will have reached the shepherds’ hut where we can wash our face in the fountain there. Then we load our things and take the road back. Along the way we can take photos, pick wild strawberries and oregano always with care and respect for the environment. When we reach the village the excursion ends and then you are free to enjoy other activities with us, to rest or to tour Petrilia and the other villages that exist.
- Price: 150 € per person
- Discounts available for families with children
- Minimum participants: 2
- Meeting point in the Kings of Petrilo
- Meeting time 16:30 p.m. Departure 17:00 p.m.
- Photos will be shipped within 2 weeks
- Pet friendly
- Environmentally friendly
- Professional escorts
- Liability insurance
- Telescope, SkyWatcher 90/900 AZ3
- Photos – Astrophotos
- Light meal (noodles, trachana or risotto with vegetables), salad, fruit, nuts and chocolates
- Special menu for gluten free eaters, vegans, vigans & pescetarians
- Water, juice and mountain tea
- Tent, carimat and walking stick (for those who do not have)
- Information, instructions and guided tour of the magical world of Agrafa since all the mountain ranges are visible to the naked eye.
- First Aid Kit, sunscreen, mosquito oil and herbal toothpaste
- Sunscreen, mosquito oil
- Clothes suitable for the season
- Mountaineering backpack for your personal items
- Hiking boots
- Isothermal long-sleeved T-shirt, Fleece, windproof and long thick pants, thick socks
- Personal hygiene items
- Power bank
- Tent, sleeping bag and carimat
- Thick substrate / carimat and sleeping bag suitable for temperatures 0 ° C in case you want to bivouac and become one with the mountain and the natural environment.
Cancellation 5 days (or more) before the day of the activity – full refund
Cancellation between 4-2 days before the day of the
Cancellation 1 day before the day of the activity – no refund