Completed Event
07 April 2024/ 07:15
11 hours
Level 2
23 euros/ person

The Salonica View alternative tourism office organizes a one-day hike and climb to the Gola Tsouka peak at an altitude of 1650M in Paiko!

A few words about the trip:

Our route will start just outside the picturesque village of Kastaneri, at an altitude of 1100 m. Initially, we will follow the forest road for about 1 km until we meet a small paved path that we will follow for about 300 meters.

We will continue through the verdant landscape, until the point where we will turn right, to now enter the dense forest! There we will follow the beautiful uphill route for 2 km to the plateau, where it spreads out below the peak!

At this point, the final ascent to Gola Tsouka peak at 1650 m will begin, which hosts the typical solitary metal climber, looking towards Thessaloniki and Thermaikos Gulf!

For our return, we will follow the same route enjoying the fabulous beauty of the mountain!

After completing the hike, we will take the bus to Goumenissa for coffee and food.

The route we will follow requires good physical condition.

Points of interest:

Gola Chouka

The highest peak of the mountain at an altitude of 1650 m takes its name from the Slavic "gola" meaning bare since there are no trees at all on the top. The view from the top to Kaimaktsalan, Pinovo, and Jena is excellent!


Mount Paiko is formed in the heart of Macedonia on the border of the prefectures of Pella and Kilkis. Its name comes from the Slavic "pajak" which means spider and it fits perfectly because it spreads with its low hills over a large area and resembles a spider's web!

Hiking Features:

• Total travel length: 11 mm (forward/ backward)

• Total hiking time (with stops): 4.00 – 4.30 hours

• Total elevation gain: 550 m.

• Route difficulty level: 2 (scale 1 – 5, good physical condition)

• Suitable for children: 12+ (must be accompanied by a parent/guardian)


Participation fee:

23 euros/ person by bus


The price includes:

  1. Escort and organization
  2. Experienced mountain guides
  3. Transportation by bus
  4. First aid box
  5. VHF Wireless

CAUTION!!! Payment of the total amount is made to the bank accounts below within 4 days of your booking. Otherwise, the booking is canceled.

Piraeus Bank IBAN GR41 0172 2220 0052 2209 3179 693 (Beneficiary: ANDREAS TSAGARIS)

National Bank of Greece IBAN GR2701102230000022300527524 (Beneficiary: TSAGARIS ANDREAS)


*** In case the payment is made by a bank other than the above, the customer must pay the additional cost.


You must have with you:

  1. Hiking boots or good sports shoes
  2. Hiking pants or leggings
  3. Second shirt, socks, one small towel (change)
  4. Swimsuit
  5. Snack
  6. Water
  7. Backpack
  8. Raincoat (required)
  9. Hat, sunglasses, sunscreen
  10. Tissues
  11. Trekking Pole (optional)
  12. Camera (optional)

Note 1. When you click to book, state in the message where you will take the bus from. The options are Voulgari (Everest), Aristotelous (Statue of Venizelos) or One Salonica.


Note 2. In case of cancellation of the event due to bad weather conditions, the excursion is moved to another date. Participants unable to participate on that date will be refunded. However, if again the weather conditions do not allow the event to take place, the event is permanently canceled and everyone is refunded. In case of cancellation by the participants, 7 days or less before the date of the event, the money is not returned.


Note 3. Photographic material is shared on our page and social media after each event. By participating in a Salonica View event, you also accept the sharing of photos. Otherwise, please let us know.


Note 4. For the best functioning of the event and for safety reasons, participants must comply with the instructions of the attendants.


The excursion’s schedule in detail:

07:15 - Departure by bus from Eastern Thessaloniki (Voulgari - Everest)

07:30 – Departure from Thessaloniki (Venizelos Statue – Aristotelous Square)

07:45 - Departure from West Thessaloniki (One Salonica)

09:30 – Start of Hiking

14:00 – End of Hiking

14:30 - Visit to Goumenissa, free time

16:30 – Departure to return to Thessaloniki

18:00 - Possible return time to Thessaloniki


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