Hiking Platanakia - Hortiatis

Hiking Platanakia - Hortiatis

Hiking Platanakia - Hortiatis
Completed Event
19 November 2022/ 08:45
5 hours
Level 1
10 euros/ person

The Salonica View alternative tourism office organizes a hike from Platanakia of Panorama to the village of Hortiatis.


A few words about our route:

The meeting point of our group will be the village of Platanakia. (Exact location will be sent to participants). We will walk on the gently ascending path. For a while, we will walk next to the stream, and then we will go uphill toward the village. Along the way, we will encounter towering centuries-old trees and a wetland that will enchant you. When we reach Hortiatis village we will have free time for coffee and food.


Track features:

a) Degree of difficulty: Level 1 - Easy

b) Hiking duration: 2-2.5 hours

c) Distance: 6 km.


Points of interest:


Hortiatis is a town of Thessaloniki. During the Macedonian struggle, the Hortiatines fought with the most important Macedonian fighter, the chieftain Georgios Alexopoulos. In Hortiatis, the Hortiatis Holocaust took place during the Occupation, on September 2, 1944, by the German occupiers.

Plataniakia - Panorama:

Plataniakia in Panorama is a point where nature reveals its greatness. The beautiful Panorama is a very recent settlement. It wasn't until 1914 that refugees from Asia Minor settled in the area. His first name was Arsakli. In World War I, the Allies installed a makeshift hospital there. In 1922, refugees mainly from Trebizond and Argyroupoli took root in the settlement. After the war, Arsakli initially became a holiday resort, it changed its name, grew, and became the richest (and most opulent) suburb of Thessaloniki. Despite all its anarchic structure, it is indeed its most beautiful suburb. In the ravine that passes through Platanakia, there used to be well-known mill sites with several water mills. Some date back to the Byzantine era. Because the slopes of the ground were great, the same watercourse fed up to three mills in a row.


Participation fee:



The price includes:

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

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

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

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


You must have with you:

  1. Hiking boots or a good sports shoe
  2. Hiking pants or leggings
  3. Second top, socks, trousers, shoes, and a small towel (change)
  4. Snack
  5. Water
  6. Backpack
  7. Waterproof (required)
  8. Hat, sunglasses, sunscreen
  9. Tissues
  10. Trekking Pole (optional)
  11. Camera (optional)

Note 1. 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 the weather conditions do not allow the event to occur again, 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 2. Photo 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 3. For the best functioning of the event and for safety reasons, participants must comply with the instructions of the attendants.


The excursion program in detail:

08:45 - Meeting point: Platanakia village

09:00 – Start Hiking

11:00 - End Hiking

11:30 - 13:00 Free time for food and coffee in the village

13:30 - End of event


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