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Hiking on Lake Kerkini

Hiking on Lake Kerkini

Hiking on Lake Kerkini
Upcoming Event
Date/Time: 
14 April 2024/ 07:45
Duration: 
8 hours
Difficulty: 
Level 1
Price: 
22 euros/ person
Overview

The Salonica View alternative tourism office organizes a wonderful one-day hike to one of Greece's internationally flagged wetlands, Lake Kerkini.

A few words about our excursion:

We will start early in the morning from Thessaloniki and after about 2 hours we will reach the village of Chrysochorafa. There we will be informed by the hiking leader about the 6km long route where we will follow the lakes on the eastern embankment. The duration of the hike will be approximately 2 hours!

The route is beautiful, flat, and passable by everyone. We will have the opportunity to visit a buffalo farm where there will be information and a guided tour of the site. Then we will visit Galini confectionery where we will taste unique ice creams or sweets made from buffalo milk.

Track Features:

a) Degree of difficulty: level 1, easy (suitable for everyone)

b) Hiking duration: 2 hours

c) Distance: 6 km.

 

Points of interest:

Lake Kerkini

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 area of Chrysochorafon, Byronia, Kerkini, Mandraki, and Livadia.

 

Participation fee:

22€/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
  6. Hiking

CAUTION!!! Payment of the full 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 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. Mountaineering boots
  2. Hiking pants or leggings
  3. Second top, socks, trousers, and a small towel (change)
  4. Snack
  5. Water
  6. Backpack
  7. Waterproof jacket (required)
  8. Hat, sunglasses, sunscreen
  9. Tissues
  10. Trekking pole (optional)
  11. 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.

Note 5. The program may be modified depending on the weather conditions of those days.

 

Schedule

The excursion’s schedule in detail:

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)

10:30 – Start of trekking - visit to the buffalo farm

12:30 – End of hike and free time to rest

14:30 – Departure for Thessaloniki

16:45 - Possible return time to Thessaloniki

*** ATTENTION: the return time may vary depending on the group.

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Salonica View | Greece

Ermou 41, 6th Floor, 54624, Thessaloniki

+30 695 518 3375

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