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Experience Neos Marmaras & Parthenonas Byzantine Village

Hiking in Sithonia

Route: Easy (also suitable for families)
Duration: 5-6 hours
Equipment: Sunscreen, hat, water, snacks
Language: English / Spanish/ Greek
An excursion for those who want to spend a day in the forest. The route offers a wonderful view of the sea and the Toroneos gulf.
The path starts from the St. Paul, where the homonymous church is located. That’s where we make our first stop, is built near an ancient spring from which crystal clear water gushes. The visitor can see locals and admire the view. We continue the walk in the forest with short stops to listen to the stories related to the myths of the area and its history. At the same time we learn about fauna. A larger stop is made on Petros hill, at an altitude of 300 meters. The locals call it “The Rock”. There, for anyone who wants to relax or eat something, it is the highest point of the fault and offers a wonderful view of the peninsula. After that we will enter the forest and beside small churches we walk until the traditional village “Parthenon”. We will learn about the history of the village and the area and we will walk through the beautiful alleys. Then we will continue until Neos Marmaras.
Route: Neos Marmaras- Parthenonas – Itamos – Neos Marmaras
(in English or Spanish)
Duration: 4 hours
The route starts from Neos Marmaras, continues to the old traditional settlement of the
Parthenon, where there is a tour of the history of the settlement and of Halkidiki and we proceed to Mount Itamos and the protected area natura. We meet small chapels, observatories and learn about the trees, plants and animals of the area. We make short stops for snacks and photos. It is a route that lasts 4 hours, ideal for families as it crosses an amazing natural landscape and offers special experiences. If there are children, games and activities can be organized

Route: Village Parthenon- mountain Itamos- Dragoudeli- Neos Marmaras (in English or
Spanish)
Duration: The duration is decided depending on the group and the destination within Mount
Dragoudeli
The route starts from the old traditional settlement of Parthenon, where there is a tour of the history of the settlement and Halkidiki and  we proceed to Mount Itamos and the protected  area natura.

We meet small chapels, observatories and learn about the trees, plants and animals of the area. We make short stops for snacks and photos. It is an extensive route, ideal for families as it crosses an amazing natural landscape and offers special experiences. If there are children, games and activities can be organized.

The final destination could be the area – and the Forest Park with stunning  the oldest tree of the area 2000 years old!

Nikos Vatsios - Mountain Guide

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