Trekking

Trekking on Thassos is a great way to explore the island’s unknown face. Thassos is not just a sunny place with beautiful beaches. Thassos is an island where you can do anything. One of those is trekking .

6 hours trekking

6 hours trekking through plane trees, pine & juniper forest. Panoramic view of the island from Ipsario peak (1204m elevation)


Trek the Water Road
5.30 hours trekking in nature & history. The Water Road is one of the most impressive constructions in Ottoman period. It was built to supply Kavala's city with water. An easy route rich in cultural monuments and natural images.


 

9 days trekking in Greek rhodope mountain range national park

Day 1:
Arrival. Overnight stay in hotel at Kavala.

Day 2:
Transfer to the village Mesoropi, on the foot of Paggaio Mountain. The track goes along cool streams of crystal water, small waterfalls and huge plane trees.
It ends up to a cave at the base of a steep cliff from where the cold stream sprirgs. Return to Mesoropi, short tour in the village with the remarkable mansions and visit to the well-know craftsman who makes the traditional tahini (paste from ground sesame). Lunch and overnight stay at Kavala.
Hiking time: 5.30 hours Kavala-Mesoropi: 40min

Day 3:
Transfer to Falakro snow center from where the trekking begins. Falakro (elevation: 2.232m) "the mountain of flowers" is the highest mountain in Greek Rodope and the most impressive one. The route starts from the snow center and goes up to the 3 highest peaks of mount Falakro. Its intense terrain creates deep canyons steep cliffs and spectacular subalpine plateaus. At 2.100m altitude we can also see a cavern named "the snow hole" which is 100m deep and at its bottom there is a glacier. Transfer to the city of Drama. Dinner and overnight stay at hotel in Drama.
Trekking time: 5 hours Kavala-Falakro snow center: 1.30 hour

Day 4:
From Drama city we are transferred to Paranesti, in Rodope's mountain range national park. The footpath moves along Stravorema, one of the mountainous tributaries of Nestos River and meets the artificial lake of the first hydroelectric dam of the area. Transfer to the area of Stavroupolis for dinner and overnight
stay in guest house.
Trekking time: 5.30 hours Drama-Paranesti: 40min

Day 5:
Transfer to the heart of the national park next to the Greek-Bulgarian borders. The trekking goes through one of the most important eco-systems of whole Europe: the Virgin Forest Frakto which is a preserved monument of  nature. Fascinating landscapes, remarkable diversity in vegetation, wildlife and geology. Habitat for many  plants and mammals that are rare in Greece like Balkan chamois, wolves, capercaillies, brown bears, deer, eagles and others. Transfer to the village Stavroupolis, dinner and overnight stay at guest house.
Trekking time: 6 hours

Day 6:
Visit to the archeological site of the Macedonian Tomb which is only 4 klm away from Stavroupolis and it is  considered to be biggest, the most impressive and well preserved in Thrace. Transfer to the forest Drymou at 1200m altitude, part of the national park, rich in beeches and wild life. Trekking to the famous waterfall of the area. Overnight stay at Stavroupolis area.
Trekking time: 4.30 hours Stavroupoli-Drimos forest: 1 hour

Day 7:
Transfer to the village Komnina near Stavroupoli. The track is part of the European long distance path E6. We reach an abandoned village where only wild horses live nowadays and continue in Nestos Gorge. Nestos gorge is characterized by the very rich flora. The gorge is a refuge for rare birds of prey and for mammals such as the otter (Lutra lutra). The area is protected as an aesthetic forest since 1977. The last 7 klm the path follows the river's route and offers breathtaking view of the meanders Nestos. Transfer to Xanthi city. In the afternoon rambling around part of the town. Overnight stay in hotel at Xanthi.
Trekking time: 6.30 hours

Day 8:
Drive through the multi-cultural scenery of the mountainous villages of Xanthi. From the last village named Dimario next to the Greek-Bulgarian borders, we trek towards the impressive ridge of Koula, habitat of Balkan chamois, brown bears and rare flora. The footpath ends to the village Oreo.
Transfer to Xanthi city. Overnight stay in hotel at Xanthi.
Trekking time: 7 hours.
Xanthi-Dimario: 1 hour

Day 9:
Departure


Rhodope Mountain range & Thassos island 10 days Trekking

Day 1:
Arrival. Overnight stay in hotel at Kavala.

Day 2:
Transfer to the village Mesoropi, on the foot of Paggaio Mountain. The track goes along cool streams of crystal water, small waterfalls and huge plane trees.
It ends up to a cave at the base of a steep cliff from where the cold stream sprirgs. Return to Mesoropi, short tour in the village with the remarkable mansions and visit to the well-know craftsman who makes the traditional tahini (paste from ground sesame). Lunch and overnight stay at Kavala.
Hiking time: 5.30 hours

Day 3:
Transfer to the village Galani at Xanthi area. The trek goes through Nestos Gorge and uses part of E6 (European long distance footpath). Nestos gorge is characterized by unique flora. The gorge is a refuge for rare birds of prey and for mammals such as the otter (Lutra lutra). The area is protected as an aesthetic forest since 1977. The track was carved into the chalky rocks next to the river by the mechanics who constructed thw railway linew (1893-1896). Overnight stay at Stavroupoli village.
Trekking time: 6.30 hours
Kavala-Galani: 45 min

Day 4:
Transfer to the mountainous Xanthi, at forest Drymos part of Rhodope mountain range national park. Dense beech forest with endemic flora & flora. Trekking to the famous waterfalls of Leivaditi & Saint Varvara. Overnight stay at Stavroupoli.
Trekking time: 6.30 hours
Stavroupoli-Drymos forest: 1 hour

Day 5:
Transfer from Stavroupolis next to the Greek-Bulgarian borders into one of the most important eco-systems of whole Europe: the Virgin Forest Frakto which is a preserved monument of nature.Fascinating landscapes, remarkable diversity in vegetation, wildlife and geology. Habital for many plants and mammals that are rare in Greece like Balkan chamois, wolves, capercaillies, brown bears, deer, eagles and others. Transfer to the village Stavroupolis, dinner and overnight stay.
Trekking time: 6 hours
Stavroupoli-Frakto forest: 2.30 hours

Day 6:
Trekking on the old trade road which connected Greece & Bulgaria in 17th century. It goes along a tributary of Nestos River and meets the artificial lake of the hydro electrical dam Platanovrysi. The trekking takes place in Rhodope national park. Endemic flora & fauna. Transfer to Kavala city and overnight stay.
Trekking time: 5.30 hours

Day 7:
Leisure day. Travel by boat to the wonderful island Thassos. Relaxing boat tour around the golden beaches of the island. Swimming. Accomodation and overnight stay at Thassos.
Trekking time: 6.30 hours

Day 8:
Peak day. Trekking to the highest peak of the Ypsario. The route begins from Poramia, goes through perennial plane forest and as it moves meets pines and junipers real statues of nature. Scents of oregano, thyme and mountain tea float in the air. From the summit, the panoramic viewof the island and the endless blue sea captures our thoughts and senses. Overnight stay at Thassos.
Trekking time: 6 hours
Xanthi-Dimario: 1 hour

Day 9:
Trekking from Monastery of Archangel Michael to the traditional village Theologos. The second day of Easter pilgrims follow this route as the monks carry the holy icon of saint Michael Archangel from the village to the monastery. Overnight stay at Thassos.
Trekking time: 3 hours

Day 10:
Departure


Thassos Trekking 7 days/6 nights itinerary

Day 1: Arrival.
Transfer to Thassos island.

Day 2:
Trekking to the highest peak Ypsario 1.204m elevation. The track goes through the protected area by "Natura". We trek in plane trees and Pinus nigra (Black pine) forest. Panoramic view of the Aegean sea.
Hours: 6
Difficulty: Moderate

Day 3:
Trakking from the village Theologos to Potamia via ancient path. Scents of oregano, thyme, pine and mountain tea.
Hours: 3
Difficulty: Easy

Day 4:
Trekking in Kazaviti & Rahoni area at the north-west side of the island. Old plane & chestnut trees, cool streams, cobbled paths, traditional architecture, small waterfalls.
Hours: 6
Difficulty: Moderate

Day 5:
Trekking in the mountainous village Kastro via old plane & chestnut forest.
Hours: 5
Difficulty: Moderate

Day 6:
Trekking on the pilgrims track from Theologos village to the Monastery of Archangel Michael built at the edge of marble cliffs above the sea.
Hours: 4
Difficulty: Easy

Day 7:
Departure


Kavala & Thassos island Trekking 6 nights/5 days trekking

Day 1: Arrival at Kavala.
Overnight stay at hotel in Kavala.

Day 2:
6 hours trekking in nature & history. The "Water Road" is one most impressive constructions of the Ottoman period. It was built to supply Kavala's city with water. An easy route rich in cultural monuments, history, waterfalls, natural pools perfect for swimming. Overnight stay at hotel in Kavala.

Day 3:
Transfer to the village Komnina at Xanthi area. The track goes through Nestos Gorge and uses part of E6 (European long distance footpath). The gorge is a refuge for rare birds of prey and mammals such as the otter (Lutra lutra). The area is protected as an aesthetic forest since 1977. Impressive landscape rich in rare flora & fauna.
The path is carved into the chalky rocks between the river and the railway lines. Overnight stay at Kavala.
Trekking time: 6.30 hours
Difficulty: Moderate
Kavala-Komnina: 1 hour 30 min

Day 4:
Transfer to the village Mesoropi on the foot of Paggaio Mountain. The hiking route goes along cool streams of clear water, small waterfalls and huge plane trees. It ends at a cave at the base of steep cliff from where the cold stream springs. Return to Mesoropi, short walk in the village with the remarkable mansions and visit to thewell-known craftsman who makes the traditional tahini (paste from ground sesame).
Transfer & overnight stay at Thassos.
Hiking time: 5.30 hours
Difficulty: Moderate

Day 5:
Peak day. Trekking to the highest peak of the island Ypsario. The route begins from Potamia, goes through perennial plane forest, pines and junipers real statues of nature. Scents of oregano, thyme and mountain tea float in the air. From the summit, the panoramic view of the island and the endless blue sea captures our thoughts and senses. Overnight stay in guest house at Thassos.
TRekking time: 6 hours
Difficulty: Moderate

Day 6:
Hiking from the traditional village Theologos to the Monastery of Archangel Michael. Every year, the 2nd day of Easter pilgrims & monks carry the holy icon of saint Michael Archangel from the village to the monastery which is built at the edge of the marble cliffs of Thassos.
Trekking time: 3.30 hours
Difficulty: Easy

Day 7:
Transfer at Kavala's airport. Departure day

The specific itinerary is guided by qualified Mountain Guide UIAGM & Mountain Leader. It includes 6 nights bed & breakfast in hotels or guesthouses, based on double rooms.


Essential Items for trekking days:
Hiking boots, Rucksack 35ltr, 2 water bottles of 1.5 liter, Sun Hat, Sunscreen, Sunglasses, Rain jacket & pants, Waterproof/wind stopper coat, Personal toiletries, Flashlight/Headlamp & spare batteries, Personal First Aid Items


Please note:
1. Hotels and guesthouses are subject to availability. The group might be split into different guesthouses.
2. Please note that itinerary is subject to change according to local and weather conditions, at the discretion of the mountain guide.
3. Please bear in mind that the itinenary can be altered for numerous reasons beyond our control (e.g. harsh weather, trail conditions) to ensure the safety and the well being of the group. The final hiking selection is up to the mountain leader.

Main Office: At the Old Harbor Thassos Town
640 04 Thassos Island, Greece
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