1st Day: Arrival
Arrival at the Airport (Thessaloniki/Anchialos). Bus transfer to Tsagarada . Check in at Aglaida –Apartments.
2nd Day: Hiking
Milies – Tsagarada
The more traditional route of Pilio covers a large section of the main stone path which connects the Pagasitic Gulf with the northeast coast of the peninsula and that for centuries functioned as the main connecting and commercial axis for the isolated villages of Pelion. We use the public transportation to get to Milies. In the central square of Milies and before we go on we stop in a typical Kafenion where we will have the chance to taste Greek coffee.
3rd Day: Horse riding
Panagiotiko dam route
A 2 to 3 hrs route in a magnificent scenery alongside the river Mpelegrino. We reach Kala Nera Beach, through olive groves and move on to settlement Buffa (Koropi) a huge sandy beach of Pagasitikos Bay, fully equipped, with leisure facilities ideal for swimming. Galloping or trotting on horseback we arrive at the Panagiwtiko dam, we stop for a while (15 minutes) at the top so as to enjoy the breathtaking view of Pagasitikos Bay.
4th Day: Canyoning
Canyon of Centaurs A
Canyon of Centaurs tour is the secret paradise of Centaurs, funny and appropriate for discovering the activity of canyoning. It is located at Kissos village and it is practicable April till October.
Jumps (3 of 6m MAX – optional), swim, natural water slides, rappels (26m maximum),wonderful sequences of plants-covered, discovery and sporty descents with lots of fun.
This is a Canyon for everyone, children of 8 years of age minimum required.
If you have never practiced before, Canyon of Centaurs will make you addicted to sporty descents outdoor leisure.
Or if you are already experienced, Canyon of Centaurs is a good start.
Canyoning trip duration: 6 hrs
5th Day: Hiking
Saints Taxiarchs – Vigla (tis kourouplias to kotroni)
A mountain and forest path.
From the Saint Taxiarches Square in Tsagarada, we will ascend to the slopes above the settlement. We will cross a beautiful forest, which at its beginning is full of chestnuts and less berries and oaks, and then the beeches become dominant of the landscape.
Going up, we will visit the chapel of Prophet Elias, and after about two hours of total hiking, we will reach Vigla ‘s place – or “tis kourouplias to kotroni” , as the oldest know it – at an altitude of 1250m. The view from this point is magnificent. Thanks to east to southwest orientation, you can see the central and southern Pelion, the Sporades as well as the gorge of Mylopotamos .
On our return we will visit the chapel of Agios Athanasios of Athonite (Athonas), where we will cool down before the last part of the return.
Duration: about 3 ½ – 4.00 hours
One-hour Afternoon horse riding
The riders will be impressed by the beauty of the area, passed between olive and orange groves and streams, will visit the hilly areas of Pelion to admire the view over the Aegean Sea, and run with their horses by the sea, the beautiful beaches.
6th Day: Canyoning
Fakistras canyon A
Fakistras canyon A tour is funny and appropriate for discovering the activity of canyoning. It is located in Tsagarada-Pelion practicable throughout the year. 8 rappels (12m maximum), wonderful sequences of plants-covered , at the end of the tour make Fakistra discovery and sporty descent with lots of fun. Canyon for everyone, children of 12 years of age minimum required. An unforgettable day within the wild nature of Pelion. If you have never practiced before, Fakistra A will make you addicted to sporty descents outdoor leisure. If you are already experienced, Fakistra A is a good start to enjoy the Greek canyons.
Canyoning trip duration: 7 hrs
7th Day: Botany Workshop
A unique seminar in practical botany
8th Day: Departure
After breakfast, we depart for Thessaloniki, Macedonia Airport or Aghialos Airport in Thessaly to catch our return flight.