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Full day exploration of Halkidikis' inland

Full day exploration of Halkidikis' inland

Aristotle's Path, Waterfalls & Local Winery

ACTIVE PERIOD
May - October
DIFFICULTY LEVEL
1
DURATION
12 hrs
MINIMUM PARTICIPANTS
2
Full day exploration of Halkidikis' inland
Price from €110
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Overview

A full-day exploration of Halkidiki’s beautiful inland, around the area of ​​Arnaia and Mt. Holomontas. Setting off from Thessaloniki we drive to Halkidiki and start with a hike on part of Aristotle’s path, passing through ancient Stageira ending by the sea at the village of Olympiada. After a traditional fish lunch, our next destination is the waterfalls in St. Varvara, a little earthly paradise. Before returning back to Thessaloniki, we will make a last stop at the vinery “Claudia Papayianni” to taste some of the well-known wines of Chalkidiki.

Meeting point
Upon communication
Meeting time
09.30
End of activity
21.00

Highlights

  • Hike on Aristotle’s Path
  • Waterfalls of St.Varvara
  • Seafront fish meal
  • Winery Visit
DISTANCE
230klm

General Info

DURATION
12 hrs
ACTIVE PERIOD
May - October
PRICE

110€/pp for 6 participants
130€/pp for 5 participants
140€/pp for 4 participants
180€/pp for 3 participants
240€/pp for 2 participants

Participation requirements

  • Basic physical condition

Tour inclusions

  • English speaking Trekking Hellas Guide
  • First aid kits and other necessary equipment
  • Local transfers (Mini Van) for the operation of the activity
  • Hotel Pick up & Drop Off from Thessaloniki
  • Lunch
  • Walking Sticks
  • Winery Visit and tasting (4 wines with food pairing)
  • Taxes
  • Liability insurance

Tour exclusions

  • What is not mentioned above
  • Professional guide in the archaeological site 

Analytical program

09:30 am After breakfast, we will start our trip in the area of ​​Arnaia and Holomontas. Our trail will lead us to a unique landscape among firs, beeches, chestnuts, etc.
11:00 am After an hour’s drive (approx. 85 km), we will reach the Grove of Aristotle, the only theme park in Halkidiki at an altitude of 500 m, facing the bay of Ierissos. In the park, you will see models of interactive devices that operate based on the laws of nature, as Aristotle described in his work, the “Physica”. Near the grove, there is the restored Ottoman bath, which consists of three functional apartments in a row. The domes were decorated with embossed stalactites and star-shaped openings for natural light.
12:35 pm A nice path starts from the grove of Aristotle and leads to ancient Stageira. We will follow a part of the path from the Kerasouda forest site, the highest point of the route to ancient Stageira in the village of Olympiada. The route length is 9 km with a downhill slope of 740m altitude and a duration of about 2 hours. Our hiking route crosses Mount Stratoniko.
14:30 pm Lunch on the beach of Olympiada village. Fresh fish in a local tavern by the sea!
16:30 pm After our lunch, our next destination is the waterfalls in St. Varvara. We will travel by our minibus for about 20 minutes (8 km) to set foot in a little earthly paradise!! We will definitely feel the chill water and admire the lush landscape!!
19:30 pm Our last visit for the day is at the  vinery “Claudia Papayianni” for wine tasting since Halkidiki is known for its vineyards.
21:00 pm Return to Thessaloniki.

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Full day exploration of Halkidikis' inland

Aristotle's Path, Waterfalls & Local Winery

Price from €110

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