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Hike on the trail of I.M. Eikosifinissa - Wine tourism, Biblia Chora Estate

Hike on the trail of I.M. Eikosifinissa - Wine tourism, Biblia Chora Estate

Hike on the trail of I.M. Eikosifinissa - Wine tourism, Biblia Chora Estate
Completed Event
Date/Time: 
13 November 2022 / 07:15 a.m.
Duration: 
11,5 hours
Difficulty: 
Level 1
Overview

The Salonica View alternative sports and tourism office organises hiking tours on the Byzantine path of Η.Μ. Eikosifinissa and then a visit to the Biblia Chora Estate in the context of celebrating Wine Tourism Day!

A few words about our trip:

At a distance of about two hours from Thessaloniki is the village of Kormitsa in the prefecture of Serres at an altitude of 300m. in the north-west of the Pangaeo Mountains. Just outside the village where our hike began, we will follow the old Byzantine stone path used by pilgrims to the historic nunnery of Eikosifinissa. The route is easy, about 4 km long, with an altitude difference of 350 m and lasting 2 hours! After we arrive at the monastery there will be time to visit and make a pilgrimage to the monastery. Then we will board the bus and head to the Bible Town Estate in Kokkinohori Kavala. There we will have the opportunity to take a tour and taste the wonderful wines of the estate in the context of celebrating Wine Tourism Day! So after a day full of wonderful memories with hiking, pilgrimage and wine tasting we will take the road back to Thessaloniki.

Points of interest:

Byzantine path of Η.Μ. Eikosifinissa:

It is an eminently sacred path, as it was built by Saint Germanos, founder of Η.Μ. Ikosifonissa and that is why its signage also contains some animating villages from the Holy Bible. Excellent Byzantine cobblestone used by the monks and later the nuns as access to the monastery before the safe road to the Monastery was built.

Holy Monastery of Ikosifinissa:

It is a historical monastery of great importance, as it is one of the largest pilgrimages in Macedonia and the oldest active monastery in Greece and Europe. It is located at an altitude of 750m. in an area overgrown with trees on Mount Pangaeo. It was founded by Saint Germanos after his return from Palestine, in 518 AD. The handmade miraculous icon of Panagia Eikosifinissa located inside the monastery is available for visitors to visit. Another feature of the monastery is the two cypress trees that miraculously grow for many years on the roof of the church.

Estate Biblia Chora:

It is located on the slopes of Mount Pangai, in Kokkinohori Kavala. Its creators, oenologists Vangelis Gerovasileiou and Vassilis Tsaktsarlis, established an organic vineyard there in 1998, which today occupies an area of ​​650 acres. In the modern winery, surrounded by the privately owned vineyard, all the wines of the Estate are produced.

The price includes:

Escort and organisation
Experienced mountain guides
Travel by bus
First aid box
VHF wireless

Guided tour and wine tasting at the Bible Chora Estate

 

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

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

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

 

You must have with you:

Hiking boots (optional)
Hiking pants or leggings
Second shirt
Snack
Water
Backpack
Waterproof (required)
Tissues
Trekking Pole (optional)
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). 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 prevent the event from taking place, the event is permanently cancelled and everyone loses money. In case of cancellation by the participants, 7 days or a few days 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 the 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.

Schedule

07:15 - Departure by bus from Eastern Thessaloniki (Voulgari - Everest)
07:30 – Departure from Thessaloniki (Statue of Venizelos – Aristotelous Square)
09:30 – Start of Hiking
11:30 – Visit to I.M. Ikosifinissa
13:30 - Boarding the bus in the direction of Ktima Bivlia Chora
14:30 – Arrival at the Estate, guided tour and wine tasting
18:30 – Return to Thessaloniki

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