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Hiking on the path of Metaxas

Hiking on the path of Metaxas

Hiking on the path of Metaxas
Upcoming Event
Date/Time: 
28 April 2024 / 07:00
Duration: 
10 hours
Difficulty: 
Level 2
Price: 
22 euros/ person
Overview

The alternative tourism office Salonica View organizes a one-day hiking trip on the historical path of Metaxas on Mount Agistro.

 

A few words about our excursion:

We will start by bus from Thessaloniki and at a distance of about one hour and thirty minutes from our city, we will reach the village of Agistro. Our hike will start from the baths of Agistrou and we will head towards the entrance of the Metaxas path. Then we will continue our journey until we reach the "Three Fountains" fort. There we will see the abandoned stone buildings in which the garrison of the fort lived in peacetime. Then we will take the way back, descending again towards the baths. In the end, we will have time to rest and eat.

 

Points of interest:

Baths of Agistrou: Its stone Byzantine bath (or hammam) was built in 950 AD and is considered one of the oldest in Greece.

 

Spa experience: The hot water of the Byzantine stone bath-hammam awaits us, for yet another unique experience. Hot water offers relaxation, relief, and well-being to our bodies.

 

The "Metaxas Path" is a pre-war path used by the locals to reach the "Three Fountains" and from there to Sidirokastro. The route passes through fortifications built during the Second World War. These fortresses were the defense mechanisms of Greece in the Greek-Bulgarian zone during the Metaxas era and significantly delayed the Germans in their entry into our country.

 

Track features:

a) Degree of difficulty: Level 2 - Moderate

b) Hiking duration: 4-4.50 hours

c) Distance: 11 km.

d) Circular route

** Relatively good physical condition is required

 

Participation fee:

22 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
  6. Hiking

CAUTION!!! The full amount is paid 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.

 

The price does not include:

  1. Entrance to the baths
  2. Food in a tavern

*After the end of our hike, anyone who wishes can, in their free time, try the experience of the thermal baths of Agistros for relaxation.

* After the end of our hike, anyone who has free time can visit the traditional taverns of Agistros.

 

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. Tissues
  9. Trekking Pole (optional)
  10. Camera (optional)
  11. Jacket & fleece t-shirt
  12. The essentials in case you enter the thermal baths - optional participation (towel, etc.)

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 safety reasons, participants must comply with the instructions of the attendants.

 

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

Schedule

08:00 - Departure by bus from Eastern Thessaloniki (Voulgari - Everest)

08:15 – Departure from Thessaloniki (Venizelos Statue – Aristotelous Square)

08:30 - Departure from West Thessaloniki (One Salonica)

10:15 - Start of hiking

14:45- End of hiking

15:00 - Free time to rest, eat, or bathe in the baths

17:00 - Departure to return to Thessaloniki

18:30 - Estimated time of arrival in 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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+357 99251074

 

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