4 hours
Duration
6/10
Physicality
Vourvourou, Halkidiki
Location
6+
Age
May – Sep
Dates

Do you love hiking in a green forest admiring breathtaking views? If so, the Amazing Hiking Tour of Mt. Itamos from Sea Kayak Halkidiki is for you!

The Sithonia peninsula in Halkidiki, Greece is best known for its beaches. However, there is no better way to admire the coastline than watching the beautiful view from above. Sea Kayak Halkidiki Hiking Trip, takes you through the hidden hiking trails of Mt. Itamos, which extends all over the peninsula and took its name from the homonymous pinewood tree.

Our Hiking Trip lasts approximately 4 hours and it follows the trails throughout mountain’s pinewoods, in an equally dense network of wide paths and small roads, which constitute the most beautiful and unexploited routes of Sithonia. It is a protected reserve with extraordinary flaura and fauna. The forest is ideal for walking and throughout most of the trip you have the chance to admire marvelous views towards Vourvourou bay and the complex of Diaporos islands as well as the Agio Oros bay which is dominated by the imposing shape of Mt. Athos (2.033 m). Mammals that live in the mountain are wolves, foxes, rabbits and wild boars and roe deer.

We’ll guide you through the history of the mountain, its unique wildlife, making of course, small breaks for photography and reflection on the majesty of the panoramic views.

Environmental Data
Height: 823m
Characterizes as:  National Reserve
Main trees in the forest:  Common pine trees and some black pine trees
Important birds and animals: 105
Important plants:  44

Mt. Itamos Hiking Trip Highlights
– Great outdoor activity in a dense green forest
– Amazing views of the Vourvourou area coastline and Mount Athos (Agio Oros)

LOCATION Sea Kayak Halkidiki center in Vourvourou, Sithonia Halkidiki
DEPARTURE TIME Please arrive by 8:30 AM for a prompt departure at 9:00 AM.
RETURN TIME Approximately 1:00 PM.
WEAR Comfortable athletic clothing, hiking boots, hat, sunglasses and sunscreen.
INCLUDED
English speaking guides Trip planning and sightseeing
Fresh fruits, snack Bottle of Water
Liability insurance Complimentary photographs
All taxes
NOT INCLUDED
Transportation available upon request. Additional fees apply.

Please note that the exact details of your trip will depend on both the weather conditions, and the other people in the group. In case of bad weather cancellation, you will be provided with an alternative trip at the same cost, or you will be fully refunded.

There is a minimum number of 4 participants required for the implementation of this Hiking trip. Sea Kayak Halkidiki reserves the right to postpone or cancel the trip in case of non completion of the required number of participants.

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1

08:30 - 09:00: Preparation

We start this trip with a short preparation and discussing some of the various details of our journey.
2

09:00 - 09:30: Hiking

We start our walk crossing the main road of Sithonia and ascending from one of the Vourvourou entraces to Mt. Itamos. We leave behind the last houses of Vourvourou settlement and follow the forest path leading to the inner side of the mountain. This is the most demanding part of our trip, since we are hiking in high elevation angle for about 20 minutes, reaching almost our highest point in our journey.
3

09:30 - 09:45: Rest Stop

After reaching our main trail that we will follow in the rest of our hiking trip, we stop for a short rest stop to catch our breath and admire the amazing panoramic views of Vourvourou bay with Diaporos island.
4

09:45 - 11:45: Hiking

Then we follow the trails throughout mountain’s pinewoods, in an equally dense network of wide paths and small roads, which constitute the most beautiful and unexploited routes of Sithonia. It is a protected reserve with extraordinary flaura and fauna. The forest is ideal for walking and throughout most of the trip you have the chance to admire marvelous views towards Vourvourou bay and the complex of Diaporos islands as well as the Agio Oros bay which is dominated by the imposing shape of Mt. Athos (2.033 m). Mammals that live in the mountain are wolves, foxes, rabbits and wild boars and roe deer. During this part of our trip will receive interesting knowledge and information about the culture, history and traditions of the region.
5

11:45 - 12:45: Free Time - Snack

At almost the end of our unidirectional hiking trip we will reach a hidden rest kiosk build by the local authorities, where we will rest and enjoy our cold beverages, fresh fruits and snacks. Have your cameras ready for amazing panorama photos!
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12:45 - 13:00: Hiking

A short way back to our Sea Kayak Halkidiki center for ending an amazing 4-hour hiking trip on Sithonia’s best mountain experience!

Our Hiking Trip lasts approximately 4 hours and it follows the trails throughout mountain’s pinewoods, in an equally dense network of wide paths and small roads, which constitute the most beautiful and unexploited routes of Sithonia.

Basic Info
Departure: 09: 00 – Arrival:  13: 00
Activity duration with breaks:  4 hours
Price per person: 30 €
Minimum number of participants: 4
Trail distance:  8 Km
Route type:  Unidirectional
Activity level:  Moderate
Suitability:  Suitable for all / relatively good physical condition required
Transportation: Transport available upon request. Additional fees apply.

Discounts:
Group discount: 10% off (for 4 adults and more)
Children 7-12 years old: 50% off (if accompanied by at least 1 adult)
Children 4-6 years old: Free (must be accompanied by 2 adults)

Hiking Trips
Amazing views from our Mt. Itamos Hiking trip
Amazing views from our Mt. Itamos Hiking trip
Amazing views from our Mt. Itamos Hiking trip
Amazing views from our Mt. Itamos Hiking trip
Amazing views from our Mt. Itamos Hiking trip
Amazing views from our Mt. Itamos Hiking trip
Amazing views from our Mt. Itamos Hiking trip
Amazing views from our Mt. Itamos Hiking trip
Amazing views from our Mt. Itamos Hiking trip
Amazing views from our Mt. Itamos Hiking trip
Amazing views from our Mt. Itamos Hiking trip
Amazing views from our Mt. Itamos Hiking trip
Amazing views from our Mt. Itamos Hiking trip
Amazing views from our Mt. Itamos Hiking trip
Amazing views from our Mt. Itamos Hiking trip
Amazing views from our Mt. Itamos Hiking trip
Amazing views from our Mt. Itamos Hiking trip
Amazing views from our Mt. Itamos Hiking trip
Amazing views from our Mt. Itamos Hiking trip
Amazing views from our Mt. Itamos Hiking trip
Amazing views from our Mt. Itamos Hiking trip
Amazing views from our Mt. Itamos Hiking trip
Amazing views from our Mt. Itamos Hiking trip
Amazing views from our Mt. Itamos Hiking trip
Amazing views from our Mt. Itamos Hiking trip
Amazing views from our Mt. Itamos Hiking trip
Amazing views from our Mt. Itamos Hiking trip
Amazing views from our Mt. Itamos Hiking trip
Amazing views from our Mt. Itamos Hiking trip
Amazing views from our Mt. Itamos Hiking trip
Amazing views from our Mt. Itamos Hiking trip
Amazing views from our Mt. Itamos Hiking trip

Tour Reviews

5 based on 3 reviews
5 out of 5
27/03/2017

Our trip was perfect from start to finish. The guide, was so knowlegable about the area, and really went above and beyond in every way. Snack and fruits were great and plentiful. If planning on going to Halkidiki and you love hiking, this is really the only way to do it.

5 out of 5
02/04/2017

The hike was by far the coolest one that I have ever done. My guide was very knowledgeable and made the hike so much more fun. We had a snack and fresh fruits of the season at a place with an amazing view, overlooking Mt. Athos and the Vourvourou bay. Anyone who enjoys a good day hike, hit this place up and ask.

5 out of 5
10/04/2017

Hike paths visited in Mt. Itamos were well selected. Guides were knowledgeable and helpful. Highly recommended

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