Holomontas. The secrets of the hinterland for unique hiking wanderings
Breathtaking routes twelve months a year
When most people talk about Halkidiki they mention the truly beautiful and unique in the world, beaches. But those who dare to explore its small corners will discover uniquely beautiful places that few can and enjoy almost all year. Something similar happened in the early 1970s, while the majority only knew of the first leg, and the few, enjoyed their summers either in the majestic Kavourotripes, or in the isolated then, and very famous later beach of Armenistis.
HIKING TOURISM in Holomontas Mountain. Routes 16 to 19
It starts from Polygyros and continues in the hills around the city in a beautiful natural setting with spectacular views. Lovely stroll in nature lasting 150 minutes. You walk up to an altitude of 942 meters. Smell all the scents of nature. A beautiful site the first buds and flowers on trees and plants at the right season.
Starting from the village Vrastama. The walk, which lasts 2.5 hours, is among pine trees, chestnut and beech trees at an altitude of 600 meters. The first mark is at the chapel of Our Lady in Vrastama. Destination and the end is in the mountainous village of Taxiarchis. The route is fantastic all year long.
It is one of the toughest tracks and starts from the village Vrastama passes at an altitude of 540 meters from the natural cave of St. Efthymios, which formerly used to be a hermitage of monks and presently a church, to end up to the village of Vrastama.
It is a mountaineering route, at least two and a half hours long. We start from Paleochora with a first marking the road that leads to the Prophet Elijah. The tour reaches 900 meters altitude, in the green mountain Holomontas. The landscape continuously alternates, the path is good, but needs a little attention in some intersections. We conclude 4km before the village Taxiarchis.
HIKING TOURISM IN OLYMPIADA
A particularly interesting short track that starts from the village of Olympiada and leads us to the ancient Stageira the birthplace of Aristotle. Lush trails and a tour of the remains of the ancient town of Stageira.