The Salonica View alternative tourism office is organizing a special cycling tour on Lake Kerkini, a visit to a buffalo farm, and a wine and spirits tasting to celebrate World Wine Tourism Day.
A few words about our trip:
We will start early in the morning from Thessaloniki and after about 2 hours we will reach the village of Chrysochorafa. There we will pick up our bikes and start our easy straight route along the lakeside to the eastern mound. The duration of the cycling is about 1.5 hours and the distance we will travel is 12 kilometers. The route is beautiful, flat, and passable by everyone. Thus, we will be especially happy with the participation of our little friends (10+ years old) as it is a special experience.
During the cycling, we will have the opportunity to visit a buffalo farm where there will be information and a guided tour of the site. Afterward, we will visit the Galini confectionery where we will taste unique ice creams or sweets made from buffalo milk (not included in the price).
The last stop of our beautiful Sunday excursion will be our visit and guided tour to the Apostoli Estate where we will have the opportunity to celebrate World Wine Tourism Day together with wine and spirits tasting accompanied by appetizers and music!
a) Degree of difficulty: level 1, easy (suitable for everyone)
b) Cycling duration: 1.5 hours
c) Distance: 12 km.
Points of interest:
In the northwestern part of the prefecture of Serres, just 40 km from the capital of the same name and about 100 km from Thessaloniki, we find one of the most beautiful parts of our country. Lake Kerkini is one of the 10 wetlands of international importance in Greece.
The experience of the unique spectacle offered by water buffaloes, 3,500 in number, a unique species in Europe, which you will meet in the areas of Chrysochorafon, Byronia, Kerkini, Mandraki, and Livadia.
Biking on the lake
Activity of great interest in the Kerkini Lake wetland. We will have the opportunity to admire the majesty and beauty of the riparian forest, the delta of the Strymonas River, the breeding grounds, the magnificent mountain slopes, the bird's nests, and the islet "home" of the Pelicans. The secret of Kerkini is the thousands of birds scattered in its peaceful waters.
€35/person by bus, visit and guided tour of the buffalo farm, guided tour of the Apostoli Estate with wine and spirits tasting accompanied by appetizers.
The price includes:
- Escort and organization
- Experienced escorts
- Transportation by bus
- First aid box
- Full equipment (bikes, helmets)
- Visit and guided tour of the buffalo farm
- Visit and guided tour of the Apostoli Estate
- Tasting of wines and spirits accompanied by appetizers
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:
- Comfortable clothes and sports shoes
- Second blouse, socks, and a small towel
- Hat, sunglasses, sunscreen
- 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. E.g. Statue of Venizelos
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.
07:45 - Departure by coach from Eastern Thessaloniki (Voulgari - Everest)
08:00 – Departure from Thessaloniki (Statue of Venizelos – Aristotelous Square)
08:15 - Departure from West Thessaloniki (One Salonica)
10:15 – Start of cycling
12:00 – End of cycling
13:30 - Arrival at the Apostoli Estate
16:00 - Departure for Thessaloniki
17:15 - Arrival in Thessaloniki
*** ATTENTION: the return time may vary depending on the group.