LOCATION East Argithea Petrilo, Greece


SEASON All year round

SPOKEN LANGUAGES Greek English German

Distance: 4 km.

Hiking duration: 2-2.5 hours

Total duration of activity: 4 hours

Degree of difficulty: Easy, couples, young people, families, children >7 years old

Basic physical condition


In this excursion we will come in contact with the cultural, religious and nature-loving element combined with the traditional cuisine of the area. Dense vegetation, towering peaks, ravines and rivers define the area of ​​Argithea.

The cultural reserve of the area is rich and consists of prehistoric and classical antiquities, churches and remarkable monastic complexes of Byzantine and post-Byzantine times as well as stone-built remnants of modern times (period of Ottoman rule) such as houses, watermills, boulders and bridges. First stop in the gorge of Tyrologos, where the stone arched bridge of Mezilos (designated protected monument) is located.

     Then we visit Drosato (former Mezilo), a historic village built at an altitude of 960m. on the slope of Karava. Here we will see stone houses that preserve the traditional architecture and the school that operated in 1929 and was used by the guerrillas during the Second World War to hold prisoners. Today is a museum with wooden objects used by the locals in their agricultural work and way of life.

     Then we will walk to the northern part of the village, where we find the remains of the hydroelectric plant, which made the village unique with electricity in 1952. Then we descend south of the village, pass the 180-year-old stone watermill (remains) and we visit the Monastery of Agios Athanasios, hagiographed from the 17th century.

     From there we will take the path that leads to the springs of the village that form an impressive waterfall. Here we will have a picnic and whoever wants can take a bath in its refreshing waters. We turn and descend the gorge. The view is impressive. High up we see firs, beeches, cedars and holly trees while reaching the river low aquatic vegetation with plane trees and poplars, we will find vathres there. We cross the river and ascend to Matziureika, where we will enjoy Greek flavors, traditional pies and grilled from genuine local meats of the area. The balcony of the shop where we will enjoy our coffee, dessert or lunch overlooks the mountains Kourliaka and Karava, the village Drosato and the waterfall that is visible to the naked eye.

  • Price: 35 € per person
  • Combine it with archery (from 45 € to 40 € both activities together)
  • Discounts available for families with children and for groups over 10 persons
  • Minimum participation: 2 people
  • Special menu for gluten free eaters, vegans, vigans & pescetarians
  • Meeting point in Diaselo “East Argithea”
  • Meeting time by appointment (9:00-9:30 in the summer months, can be scheduled later, but we prefer morning hours avoiding the heat)
  • The program during the winter months may change depending on weather conditions and team dynamics
  • Pet friendly
  • Environmentally friendly

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

  • Hat
  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen
  • 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.
  • Swimwear and towel for those who wish to swim in the waterfall during the summer months

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