In the heart of Greece, between the prefectures of Etoloakarnania and Evrytania, 'rooted' under the high villages of Agrafa, surrounded by beautiful lakeside villages, lies the Lake of Kremaston. We visit the historic village of Old Chalkiopoulos 850m.

We cross the forest where we are surrounded by towering fir trees. First stop at the Fire Tower - observation post at 1,100 m. overlooking the lake. We continue towards the cave of Agios Andreas the Hermit. The small cave is located in Mount Kanala. In the chapel of the cave is the 14th-century iconography of Panagia Platytera and four hierarchs (Basil, Chrysostom, Athanasios, Epiphanios of Cyprus). Behind the sanctuary is the tomb of the saint who practiced there in the 13th century.

The continuation of the route will climb even higher, to the top of Mount Kanala, a relatively low mountain (1,520m). The landscape captivates the soul and heart, since the spectacular view of the artificial lake of Kremaston with Greek fjords spreads out in front of the visitor.

The area is part of the Natura 2000 network. Some rare pairs of vultures live on Mount Kalana, which has been designated a CORINE habitat. As you can understand, contact with nature in Kremasta Lake offers a unique experience worth living.

*It is possible to do half of the excursion to the observatory, the cave and back to the village.

Quick Info

  • EXPERIENCE Beginner
  • LOCATION Municipality Amfiloxias
  • DURATION 4 hours
  • SEASON All year round

  • Price: 40 € per person
  • Minimum participation: 4 people (if you are less contact us)
  • Meeting point https://goo.gl/maps/B6C3YMrrbVCLhNq98
  • Meeting time by appointment (9:00-9:30 in the summer months)
  • Transfer by request

  • Professional escorts
  • Liability insurance
  • Snack-light meal
  • Special menu for gluten free eaters & vegans
  • Water-juice
  • Necessary equipment
  • Photos
  • Information and Instructions
  • First Aid Kit 

  • Hat
  • Sunblock
  • Sunglasses
  • Clothes suitable for the season
  • Small backpack for your personal items
  • Hiking shoes
  • Long Sleeve T-Shirt (Fleece or Isothermal) during the Winter Months – Simple short-sleeved T-shirt from May onwards.

Cancellation 14 days (or more) before the day of the activity - full refund

Cancellation between 13-7 days before the day of the activity - 50% refund

Cancellation 6 days before the day of the activity - no refund


Eco friendly

Pet friendly