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The village of Mikro Papingo is the starting point for many hikes near the Astraka region of Northern Pindos National Park. The village offers hotel rooms and restaurants in the form of rustic stone cottages, built strict to the traditional architecture, giving hikers a cozy place to spend the night and eat a fulfilling breakfast before hiking up into mountains or down into Vikos Gorge. What makes the destination particularly useful for hikers is the mountain refuge hostel at the top of the mountain. Here, hikers can stay the night and enjoy food and beverages before they continue on their journey. Alternatively, the refuge can be used as a central location for a multi-day stay. From here, there are several nice day hikes to nearby destinations including Drakolimni Lake, Provatina Cave, and the peaks Astraka and Gamila.