Alpine Dragon Lake Hike


  • Full view of the imposing rock formations, known as the “Towers of Astraka”
  • Visit Astraka’s mountain hut that is located at an altitude of 1.950 meters
  • Reach the legendary Dragon Lake at an altitude of 2.050 meters
  • A UNESCO Global Geopark
  • Discover the beauty of mt. Tymfi
  • Live an unforgettable hiking experience

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Alpine Dragon lake hike is one of the most famous hiking routes in Greece which combines the incredible view of the peaks of Tymfi with the enchanting natural landscape.

The Dragon Lake of Mount Tymphi (known as Drakolimni) is located in an environment of limited nutrients, wide variations in sunlight during the summer and the winter months, and acute fluctuations in temperature have turned the Dragon lake of Mt Tymfi into a truly unique ecosystem.

Their waters are home to the Alpine Newt, a striking amphibian that has been around for thousands of years. It is approximately 10-12 cm long with an impressive orange-red color in the lower part of its body. And indeed resembles a tiny dragon! From here, we take in the breathtaking views! To the north is the Smolikas mountain range and the Aoos Valley, and to the east is the impressive Mount Gamila. Then we head back to Mikro Papigo, following the same route.

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What's Included

  • English speaking guide
  • Hiking poles
  • Backpack / 4 participants
  • Picnic lunch
  • A meal in the mountain hut
  • Waterproof poncho jacket for the rainy days
  • Taxes

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Additional Information

What should I bring with me

  • Small backpack
  • Comfortable clothes (preferably quick-drying material: cotton or polycotton not denim)
  • Light hiking shoes or hiking boots
  • Hat or beanie sunglasses sunblock
  • Waterproof jacket/membrane (for the rainy days)
  • Your own personal water bottle. As part of our environmental policy and actions, we are committed to eliminating the use of plastic water bottles.

Period of operation:

  • April to November

Level of difficulty:

  • Moderate

Participation requirements:

  • Good physical condition
  • Age from 12 years and above

Meeting point:

  • Mikro Papigko, parking lot.

Meeting time:

  • 06:00am
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Epirus Adventures

Epirus Adventures is a tour operator with excellent knowledge of the Epirus region and mainland Greece, providing unique experiences, outdoor activities and mul...

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