Access map to the Mpafi Refuge
> The access to the refuge is possible either by car along the main road that goes up mount Parnitha towards the casino “Mont Parnes” (red – white line), or on foot along the marked path (yellow – spaced black line) that starts from the parking lot of the cable car and through the gorge of Hounis leads to the Mpafi refuge.
After Attiki Odos (for those coming from the direction of Athens), at the next exit (PARNITHA-METAMORFOSIS-ACHARNE), exit right in order to go up the bridge. At the traffic lights turn left and follow the sign to Mount Parnitha. Continue straight ahead without turning anywhere for 10 kilometres (10-15 mins depending on traffic). You will pass all the local taverns and you will arrive at the parking area of the cable car. Follow the map. After about 16 km (20’-25’) you will arrive at the refuge.
> You can also take the train or the suburban railway, getting off at the stop Acharnes or at the stop S.K.A. respectively. If you decide to take a taxi, you will be at the parking area of the cable car in less than 15 minutes, where you can use it for free and in 11 minutes reach the National park.
> Hiking: A) You can leave you car at the parking of the casino and ascend by cable car. Once outside, through the old heliport, follow the path which soon takes you for a little while on paved road. Afterwards begins the path that follows along the road. This is the easiest hiking trail to the refuge. B) Leave the car at the cable car parking. The path begins to the left from the entrance of the parking, and it will lead you to the refuge through the gorge Houni. The trail is clearly visible and marked at short intervals with red squares, as well as a red diamond shaped sign with the number “22”.
Be careful: You are requested to drive carefully on the mountain, as there are deer and other mammals roaming freely in the National Park.