This schedule is tentative and is subject to change
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We travel over 500 miles together!
Day 1 Oct 15
Meet at 8am for coffee and snacks!
Depart Thessaloniki by 930am
Lunch at Aulais - well known mushroom theme restaurant
Roam Grevana to various shops etc
Depart 14:30 for Lefkada
Arrive in Lefkada 17:00
Walk the beach+ relax
Day 2 Lefkada
Slow morning Breakfast @ 9:00
Waterfall and highland visit
Lunch in Eglouvi
Visit textile + farm museum in Karya
Walking tour, hiking etc
Dinner at Takis Taverna!!
Day 3 Lefkada
Open morning to visit beach, town etc
Herb Walk with Aris, an elder and herbalist who runs ‘’Aromatika Phyta” a small, sustainable herbal extract producer from Lefkada. Aris handpicks herbs and plants according to the Moon and Planetary influences. All processes done by hand. We are super honored to have this elder land worker join us on this trip.
Visit Aris workshop, get herbal medicines, watch the sunset :)
Dinner with Aris!
Day 4 En route to Tzoumerka!
Breakfast/Leave Lefkada early
Scenic drive from the West Coast through the Southern Pindos
Lunch along the way
Arrive in Pramanda by 15:00
Lowland Hardwood Forest hike, a forest with Oak, Chestnut and Sycamore, providing unique mycorrhizal fruits as well as our favorite decomposers :)
Arrive at Refuge Melissourgon Tzoumerka
Settle in, free time
Dinner at Refuge 20:00
Day 5 Tzoumerka
Full day of Mushroom hiking, forays and forests!
We engage with Greek Mycologists, foragers, farmers, bee keepers and more! Learning from locals and their techniques of preparing mushrooms and how they use them for medicine and food.
Mycology experts TBA
This area is rich in diversity, wildlife and more
We will stay at the refuge all day, and be part of their Mushroom festival, which brings locals and tourists from all over the world. This mountainous area is a dense Fir forest, wild springs pouring from cracks in the Earth, mosses and lichens everywhere! Experience a deep connection with this area! Hike to the waterfall! Enjoy many local vendors of organic products ranging from truffles goat cheese, teas, honey, crafts and more!
This day is open and provides a time for folks to attend our walks, or attend other tour in the area, cave exploring, hiking to the summit etc. or just chill, drink tea, relax and enjoy the clean mountain air and water.
All meals provided by the Refuge
Day 6 En route to Meteora
We rise early 8:00, visit another refuge as we leave the the region, enjoy their views and have coffee and breakfast
We travel out of the Pindos, slowly, making stops visiting shops, drinking springwater, picking herbs and enjoying the natural wonder
Arrive in Meteora 13:30
Walking Tours of the natural wonder of this amazing and famous town, snacks, culture and of course natural beauty!
Open evening - you’ll be able to explore the town on your own and with others in the group.
We reunite to have Dinner together 20:30
Day 7 Museum Day!
We rise and enjoy the beautiful morning in Meteora!
First, then visit the Natural History Museum + Mushroom Museum
Depart Meteora for Vergina
Arrive in Vergina 14:00
Visit King Phillips Burial Mound museum (King Phillip was Alexander the Great’s Father)
Incredible place, beautiful museum and findings, quaint outdoor wonder, beautiful views.
Depart Vergina 17:00
Arrive in Edessa 18:00
Visit Waterfall and Hemp Factory/Old City
Relax, settle in, open evening
Dinner 20:30 along the river + live music
Day 8 Hot Springs at Pozar
Breakfast in Edessa
Depart Edessa 10:00
Slowly enjoy the ascent to the headwaters of the river we visited in Edessa, stopping at local towns, picking herbs and mushrooms along the way
Arrive at Pozar by 11:30
We travel north to the border of Macedonia to Pozar, a famous hot spring location, enjoyed since antiquity
Enjoy a day of relaxation, hot springs, hiking + natural beauty.
Open day, lunch at one of the cafes along the river
Dinner 20:00 we visit a near-by town of Orma, to enjoy one of my favorite restaurants ever!
Day 9 Thessaloniki
Depart Pozar by 8:30
Arrive in Thessaloniki by 10:30
We visit my favorite markets!! First a cute neighborhood market, where I love getting great last minute gifts!
In that same neighborhood there’s vintage shop, cafes and the best homecooked food that we will get to sit down and enjoy for lunch!! Its sooooo good ! Another favorite food spot!
After we stuff ourselves we walk towards to city center along the Sea!
Visiting shops, more markets, ancient sites etc
Open late afternoon (folks will have their own time from 15:00-19:30 to visit spots of your choice, relax at a cafe, museums etc
Reunite for Dinner at Manitapi a mushroom theme restaurant :) 20:00
Evening walk, social time relaxation for the rest of the evening
Day 10 Hot Springs + the Aegean
Our last day together reunites us back with the wild, we head the hills, the sea and healing hot springs
We depart Thessaloniki area 9:00
Visit olive groves, stopping at markets, visiting the Aegean Sea, enjoying the Sithonia Peninsula
Lunch alongside the Sea
After we ascend north towards Nea Apollonia/Volvis
Going from a dense coastal Pine forests to beautiful hardwood highland forests
Then going to visit a spa center to have one last healing moment together…
Closing circle together at Dinner in a remote village in the Halkidiki region
Everyone will then be brought to our final sleeping spot to relax and enjoy our final evening together