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Refuges: Macedonia - Thrace - Iperus
Refuges: Thessalia - Sterea - Peloponnese


Mountain Refuge Name Mountain Refuge Name
Macedonia - Thrace
down OlymposChristos Kakkalos
down RodopiLivaditis down OlymposSpilios Agapitos
down PaggaioS.Hatzigeorgiou down VermioSeli / 1.450 m
down PaggaioA.Petaloudas down VermioS.X.O. Veria
down PaggaioBougatina down Vermio3 Pigadia / 1.450 m
down PaggaioHatzikosta Soulniari down Vermio3 Pigadia / 1.470 m
down FalakroAgio Pnevma down AskioTsilimingas / 1.000 m
down FalakroBartiseva down VourinosVourinos
down VrodouChristos Karabourounis down KamvouniaDeskati
down HortiatisHortiatis down VernoVigla
down PieriaAno Milia down VassilitsaGoumara
down PieriaS.E.O. Kozani down VassilitsaX.O.S. Grevena
down PieriaLagomana
Ipeiros
down OlymposD.Boundolas down Gamila (Astraca)Gamila
down OlymposGiossos Apostolidis down MitsikeliMitsikeli
down VorasKaimaktsalan

Information

Eastern Macedonia and Thracemap
MountainRodopi
Site

Livaditis (1.200 m)
Refuge Name

Livaditis Refuge of the Greek Mountaineering Club of Xanthi
Refuge Phone No

0542-31044 (Saturday)
Sleeping capacity

36 persons
Method of heating

Central heating
Source of water

Net
Kitchen facilities

Organized
Toilet facilities

Indoor
Information

Xanthi Alpine Club P.O. Box 190 671 00 Xanthi Tel: 0541-24.818
Access

From Xanthi, 50 km of asphalted road.
Note

The refuge provides blankets, sheets, pillows, hot water, shower. There is a guard.
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Eastern Macedonia and Thrace map
MountainPaggaio (1.957 m.)
Site

Koilada Orfea (1.760 m.)
Refuge Name

S.Hatzigeorgiou
Refuge Phone No

051 223938
Sleeping capacity

75 persons
Method of heating

Fireplace and storage-heaters
Source of water

Tank
Kitchen facilities

Not organized
Toilet facilities

Indoor
Information

Kavala Ski & Alpine Club Omonias 68 653 02 Kavala Tel: 051-835.952
Access

From Eleftheroupolis (Akrovouni):22 km of which the first 10 are asphalted and the remaining 12 km good dirt road. b) From Karpenissi to Avli:25 km asphalted road. From the village of Avli a 4-hour walk along a well signposted footpath.
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Eastern Macedonia and Thrace map
MountainPaggaio (1.957 m.)
Site

Koilada Orfea or Vlachika Kalyvia (1.550 m)
Refuge Name

Argyris Petaloudas
Refuge Phone No

051 223938
Sleeping capacity

20 persons
Method of heating

Fireplace
Source of water

Nearby spring
Kitchen facilities

Not organized
Toilet facilities

Outdoor
Information

Kavala Ski & Alpine Club Omonias 68 653 02 Kavala Tel: 051-835.952
Access

a) From Eleftheroupolis (Akrovouni):22 km of which the first 10 are asphalted and the remaining 12 km good dirt road. b) From Karpenissi to Avli:25 km asphalted road. From the village of Avli a 4-hour walk along a well signposted footpath.
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Eastern Macedonia and Thracemap
MountainPaggaio (1.957 m.)
Site

Bougatina (900 m.)
Refuge Name

Bougatina
Refuge Phone No

-
Sleeping capacity

20 persons (blankets not supplied)
Method of heating

Fireplace,wood-burning stove
Source of water

Tank
Kitchen facilities

Basic
Toilet facilities

Indoor and outdoor
Information

Ski-Club EOXS of Proti Serron, 620 47 Proti Serron, Tel. & Fax : (0324) 61116
Access

From Proti, near Seres, to Theia Analipsi Monastery:7 km of asphalted road. From the Monastery to the refuge:3 km of dirt road.
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Eastern Macedonia and Thracemap
MountainPaggaio (1.957 m.)
Site

Hatzikosta Soulniari (1000 m.)
Refuge Name

-
Refuge Phone No

-
Sleeping capacity

25 persons
Method of heating

2 Fireplaces, 2 2 wood-burning stoves
Source of water

Spring
Kitchen facilities

Organized
Toilet facilities

-
Information

Ski-Club EOXS of Proti Serron, 620 47 Proti Serron, Tel. & Fax : (0324) 61116
Access

From Rodolivos:7.5 km of dirt road and a 2-hour walk following a footpath.
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Eastern Macedonia and Thracemap
MountainFalakro
Site

Agio Pnevma (1.720 m.)
Refuge Name

Agio Pnevma
Refuge Phone No

-
Sleeping capacity

72 persons
Method of heating

Central heating, fireplace
Source of water

Main supply
Kitchen facilities

Organized
Toilet facilities

Indoor and outdoor
Information

Drama Alpine Club Smyrnis 2 661 00 Drama Tel: 0521-33054, 33059
Access

From Drama:43 km, of which the first 31 km are asphalted and the remaining 12 km on forest road. To reach the summit: a 2-hour walk.
Note

The refuge, which is a 3-storey building and operates as a hotel for the ski centre during the winter months, has rooms with3, 4 and 10 beds and an organized kitchen.
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Eastern Macedonia and Thracemap
MountainFalakro
Site

Bartiseva (1.142 m.)
Refuge Name

Bartiseva
Refuge Phone No

-
Sleeping capacity

18 persons
Method of heating

Wood-burning stove
Source of water

Spring (10' away)
Kitchen facilities

Not organized
Toilet facilities

Outdoor
Information

Drama Alpine Club Smyrnis 2 661 00 Drama Tel: 0521-33054, 33059
Access

From Drama:35 km of asphalted road as far as the village of Volakas, then 8 km of moderately viable forest road. To reach the summit: a difficult 4-hour walk.
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Eastern Macedonia and Thrace map
MountainVrodou
Site

Lailias (1.500 m.)
Refuge Name

Christos Karabourounis
Refuge Phone No

0321 62400
Sleeping capacity

75 persons
Method of heating

Central heating
Source of water

Piped from well
Kitchen facilities

Organized
Toilet facilities

Indoor and outdoor
Information

Seres Alpine Club Ravine 19 621 00 Seres Tel: 0321-23724
Access

From Seres: 29 km of asphalted road.
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Western and Central Macedoniamap
MountainHortiatis
Site

Hortiatis (1.00 m.)
Refuge Name

Hortiatis
Refuge Phone No

-
Sleeping capacity

40 persons
Method of heating

Fireplace,wood-burning stove
Source of water

Rain-water tank
Kitchen facilities

Organized
Toilet facilities

Outdoor
Information

Thessaloniki Climbers Association Plateia Aristotelous 5 546 24 Thessaloniki
Access

From Thessaloniki to the village of Hortiatis:20 km of asphalted road, then 2,5 km of asphalted road and another 2,5 of forest road as far as the refuge.
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Western and Central Macedoniamap
MountainPieria
Site

Ano Milia Pieria
Refuge Name

Ano Milia
Refuge Phone No

0351 81211
Sleeping capacity

70 persons (52 beds)
Method of heating

Oil stoves, fireplace
Source of water

Piped from spring
Kitchen facilities

Organized
Toilet facilities

Indoor
Information

Katerini Alpine Club Al.Zaimi 3 601 00 Katerini Tel: 0351-23102
Access

From Katerini to Mesea Milia:20 km of asphalted road, then 5 km of gravelled road to Ano Milia. Crosses the European Rambler Trails E4.
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Western and Central Macedonia map
MountainPieria
Site

Bara Avdela (1.950 m.)
Refuge Name

Kozani Climbers
Refuge Phone No

-
Sleeping capacity

80 persons
Method of heating

Heaters, fireplace
Source of water

Piped from spring 200 m. away
Kitchen facilities

Organized
Toilet facilities

Indoor
Information

S.E.O. Kozani Climbers Association Kilkis 2 501 00 Kozani Tel: 0461-25909
Access

From Katafygi:9 km of road in good condition and 3 km passable. 2-hour walk along signposted footpath. Crosses the European Rambler Trails E4
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Western and Central Macedoniamap
MountainPieria
Site

Lagomana (1.450 m.)
Refuge Name

Lagomana Refuge
Refuge Phone No

-
Sleeping capacity

40 persons
Method of heating

Stove, fireplace
Source of water

Spring
Kitchen facilities

Organized
Toilet facilities

Outdoor
Information

Kozani Alpine Club Byzantiou 1a 501 00 Kozani Tel: 0461-25600
Access

a) From Kozani to Velvendos 31 km of asphalted road.From Velvendos via Palaiogratsaino 18 km of dirt road. b) From Katerini via Katafigi Kozanis 25 km of asphalted road and 35 km of gravelled. Crosses the European Rambler Trails E4.
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Western and Central Macedonia map
MountainOlympos
Site

Stavros (930 m.)
Refuge Name

Dimitris Boundolas
Refuge Phone No

-
Sleeping capacity

35 persons
Method of heating

Fireplace, wood-burning stove
Source of water

Piped
Kitchen facilities

Organized
Toilet facilities

Indoor
Information

Thessaloniki Alpine Club P.O. Box 107 05 Charles Diehl 19 541 10 Thessaloniki Tel: 031-278288, 267282
Access

From Litohoro:9 km of forest road of which 2 km are asphalted.
Note

Open from April to November.
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Western and Central Macedoniamap
MountainOlympos
Site

Plateau Of The Muses (Oropedio Mousson) (2.720 m.)
Refuge Name

Giossos Apostolidis
Refuge Phone No

-
Sleeping capacity

90 persons
Method of heating

Fireplace
Source of water

Tanks
Kitchen facilities

Organized
Toilet facilities

Outdoor
Information

Thessaloniki Climbers Association Plateia Aristotelous 5 546 24 Thessaloniki Tel: 031-224710
Access

From Litohoro:14 km of forest road up to the location Diastavrossi, and then a 6-hour walk following a footpath.
Note

Open from April to November
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Western and Central Macedoniamap
MountainOlympos
Site

Plateau Of The Muses (Oropedio Mousson) (2.650 m.)
Refuge Name

Christos Kakkalos
Refuge Phone No

-
Sleeping capacity

18 persons
Method of heating

Oil stove
Source of water

Tank
Kitchen facilities

Organized only in the summer
Toilet facilities

Outdoor
Information

Litohoro Alpine Club Kentriki Plateia 602 00 Litohoro Tel: 0352-84430
Access

From Litohoro:14 km forest road to the location Diastavrossi, then a 6-hour walk following a footpath, or a one- to one- an hour walk along the path towards the Spilios Agapitos refuge.
Note

Open from April to November
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Western and Central Macedoniamap
MountainOlympos
Site

Balkoni (2.100 m.)
Refuge Name

Spilios Agapitos
Refuge Phone No

0352 81 800 or Mr.Zolotas 0352 81 329
Sleeping capacity

100 persons
Method of heating

Fireplace in the dining-rooms
Source of water

3 tanks
Kitchen facilities

Organized
Toilet facilities

Indoor and outdoor
Information

National Federation of Alpine Clubs Karageorgi Servias 7 105 63 Athens Tel: 01-3234555 Fax: 01-3237666
Access

From Litohoro:18 km of forest road as far as Prionia, and from there a 2 hour walk following a signposted footpath (E4) (6.2 km). Crosses the European Rambler Trail E4.
Note

The refuge is open from May till October. Meals are available all day (6 a.m.-9 p.m.).
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Western and Central Macedoniamap
MountainVermio
Site

Seli (1.450 m.)
Refuge Name

-
Refuge Phone No

0332 71234
Sleeping capacity

75 persons
Method of heating

Fireplace,oil stoves
Source of water

Piped
Kitchen facilities

Organized
Toilet facilities

Indoor
Information

Thessaloniki Alpine Club P.O. Box 107 15 Charles Diehl 19 541 10 Thessaloniki Tel: 031-278288
Access

From Veria via the village of Koumaria, Seli:25 km of asphalted road.
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Western and Central Macedoniamap
MountainVermio
Site

Seli (1.450 m.)
Refuge Name

Veria Ski & Alpine Club Refuge
Refuge Phone No

0332 71209 and 71297
Sleeping capacity

120 persons
Method of heating

2 fireplaces
Source of water

Spring
Kitchen facilities

Organized
Toilet facilities

Indoor
Information

Veria Ski & Alpine Club Mitropoleos 20a 591 00 Veria Tel:0331-26970
Access

From Veria via Koumara and Kato Vermio, Seli:25 km of asphalted road. From Naoussa:18 km.
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Western and Central Macedoniamap
MountainVermio
Site

Tria Pigadia (1.450 m.)
Refuge Name

-
Refuge Phone No

-
Sleeping capacity

30 persons
Method of heating

Fireplace
Source of water

Main supply
Kitchen facilities

-
Toilet facilities

Outdoor
Information

Naoussa Alpine Club Vas.Philippou 2 592 00 Naoussa Tel: 0332-28567
Access

18 km from Naoussa
Note

The refuge is for the exclusive use of members of Naoussa Alpine Club.
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Western and Central Macedoniamap
MountainVermio
Site

Tria Pigadia (1.470 m.)
Refuge Name

-
Refuge Phone No

0332 44446
Sleeping capacity

85 persons
Method of heating

Central heating
Source of water

Main supply
Kitchen facilities

Organized
Toilet facilities

With every room
Information

Naoussa Alpine Club Vas.Philippou 2 592 00 Naoussa Tel: 0332-28567
Access

18 km from Naoussa
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Western and Central Macedoniamap
MountainAskio (Siniatsiko)
Site

Tsimiligas - Vlastis (1.000 m.)
Refuge Name

-
Refuge Phone No

-
Sleeping capacity

60 persons
Method of heating

Fireplace,wood-burning stove
Source of water

Piped from nearby spring
Kitchen facilities

Organized
Toilet facilities

Indoor
Information

Ptolemaida Ski & Alpine Club Kondyli 2 502 00 Ptolemaida Tel: 0463-27501
Access

24 km from Ptolemaida and 4 km from Vlasti (of which 3 km are on dirt road).
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Western and Central Macedoniamap
MountainVourinos (1.866 m.)
Site

Tsiama (1.360 m.)
Refuge Name

Vourinos Refuge
Refuge Phone No

-
Sleeping capacity

100 persons
Method of heating

Fireplace, heater
Source of water

2 tanks, spring 200 metres away
Kitchen facilities

Organized
Toilet facilities

Outdoor
Information

Siatista Alpine Club 503 00 Siatista Tel: 0465-21456
Access

17 km from Siatista. 25 km from Kozani along the highway to Ioannina, to the Bara crossroads: then 12 km of agricultural road, which is half dirt, half concreted road.
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Western and Central Macedoniamap
MountainKamvounia (1616 m.)
Site

Vounassa
Refuge Name

Refuge of FOHS of Deskati (1425 m.)
Refuge Phone No

-
Sleeping capacity

45-50 persons
Method of heating

2 Fireplaces and heating devices in all rooms
Source of water

Waternet and an outdoor tab, 20 meters away
Kitchen facilities

Organized
Toilet facilities

Indoor and Outdoor
Information

Deskati Ski & Alpine Club, 512 00 Deskati, Tel: 0462/ 31597,31177,31284,32233
Access

From Deskati, 8 km: 3 km asphalted and then 5 km country road. It goes very close and parallel to the E4 long-distance path.
Note

The refuge worls only on weekends. For weekdays pls consult the Club and arrange plans with the responsible of the refuge at least 5 days earlier.
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Western and Central Macedoniamap
MountainVerno (Vitsi)
Site

Vigla Pisoderiou (1.650 m.)
Refuge Name

Vigla Refuge
Refuge Phone No

0385-22354
Sleeping capacity

55 persons
Method of heating

Wood-burning stoves, fireplace
Source of water

Piped
Kitchen facilities

Organized
Toilet facilities

Indoor
Information

Florina Alpine Club P.Mela 63 531 00 Florina Tel: 0385-29939
Access

From Florina.The refuge lies on the National Highway linking Florina with the Albanian border and Lake Prespes.
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MountainVassilitsa
Site

Diasselo Vassilitsas (1.800 m.)
Refuge Name

Goumara
Refuge Phone No

-
Sleeping capacity

30 persons
Method of heating

2 Fireplaces/TD>
Source of water

Tank
Kitchen facilities

Organized
Toilet facilities

Indoor
Information

Grevena Ski & Alpine Club Plateia Aimilianou 511 00 Grevena Tel: 0462-28602
Access

Grevena to Smili:45 km of asphalted road. From the village of Smili:6 km of asphalted road, or a 2 hour walk along a well signposted footpath.
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Western and Central Macedoniamap
MountainVassilitsa
Site

Diasselo Vassilitsas (1.800 m.)
Refuge Name

Grevena Ski & Alpine Club Refuge
Refuge Phone No

-
Sleeping capacity

50 persons
Method of heating

Central heating
Source of water

Main supply
Kitchen facilities

Organized
Toilet facilities

Indoor
Information

Grevena Ski & Alpine Club Plateia Aimilianou 511 00 Grevena Tel: 0462-28602
Access

Grevena to Smili:45 km of asphalted road. From the village of Smili:6 km of graveled road, or a 2 hour walk along a footpath.
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MountainGamila (Astraka)
Site

Radovoli (1.950 m.)
Refuge Name

Gamila Refuge
Started operating

1965
Refuge Phone No

-
Sleeping capacity

30 persons
Method of heating

Oil stoves
Source of water

Piped from spring
Kitchen facilities

Organized
Toilet facilities

Indoor
Information

Papingo Ski & Alpine Club 440 16 Papingo Tel: 0653-41138, 41230
Access

a) From Ioannina to the village of Papingo:60 km of asphalted road, then a 3 hour walk following a signposted footpath. b) From Ioannina to Tsepelovo:50 km, then a 4-hour walk along a footpath.
Remarks

During summer, it operates under a guard and offers food. Otherwise, escort from the guard is obligatory. It is the second most visited refuge in Greece, next to the "Spilios Agapitos" refuge at Olympus.
State

Good. There are works goind on all the time. In 1994 the refuge got burnt and destroyed by passing Albanians. The is also need for a refuge in the Gamila district
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MountainMitsikeli
Site

Azvos Or Gremismena Litharia (1.400 m.)
Refuge Name

Mitsikeli
Refuge Phone No

-
Sleeping capacity

28 persons
Method of heating

Fireplace,wood-burning stove
Source of water

Piped from spring
Kitchen facilities

Organized
Toilet facilities

Outdoor
Information

Ioannina Alpine Club Moulaimidou 6 454 44 Ioannina Tel: 0651-22138
Access

From Ioannina to the village of Lingiades:12 km of asphalted road, then a 1 hour walk along a signposted footpath.
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