Hiking Tours

One day hiking excursion at Agia, Metaxochori, Anatoli

One day hiking excursion at Agia, Metaxochori, Anatoli

   Our 1day hiking excursion starts from the Central Square of Agia heading to the historic village of Metaxochori at an altitude of 200 m. It is one of the most beautiful villages of the area, with many traditional houses, most of them mansions, with rich history and tradition, as it had, in the past, developed the artisanship of silk, as its name denotes (metaxi=silk).
  We follow the route to the north, constituting part of the national path O2, uniting Pelion to Kissavos and Olympus. The route is easy, rich in vegetation and passes through cobbled street to forest path, well signalled and adequate for all ages.

  After about two and a half hours we reach the village of Anatoli at 950m. We make a short stop for rest and a snack and continue by bus to the Monastery of IoannisProdromos and our excursion is complete.  A guided tour at the monastery follows and then we return to Anatoli for a small tour and lunch at a traditional tavern.

  Come with us, we guarantee wonderful view and an unforgettable experience!

Agia Metaksochori Anatoli

 

39.00/ person

Price includes   Price excludes

Duration: ~2 hours

Hiking Walking

Difficulty Level: Easy

Meeting Point: Central Square of Agia

Start: Central Square of Agia

Finish: Anatoli (900m)

Suitable for: participants ages older than 18 years old with moderate level of fitness

Recommended equipment list

  • GOOD MOOD!
  • Kit bag 20-30 liters.
  • Climbing boots or shoes.
  • Pullover or jacket depending on the season.
  • Fleece or wool pullover or jacket.
  • Long sleeve shirt (synthetic, perforated, light).
  • Short or long hiking trousers (light, perforated) depending on the season.
  • Waterproof jacket.
  • Fleece or wool gloves.
  • Sunglasses.
  • Sun cream & lips sun cream.
  • Camera, personal items.
  • Kissavos Mountain

    Kissavos Mountain

    Kissavos, or in other words Ossa, is a mountain in the Larissa regional unit, Thessaly which is located of the municipality of Larissa to the north-east and Tempi and Pineios river to the south, opposite to Olympus mountain. It is considered the continuity of Olympus, geologically speaking, and it is divided from it by the Vale of Tempe. Its maximum height is 1.978 m (Prophet Helias).

    Ossa is located between the valley of Larissa to the west, the valley of Aghia to the south and the sea to the east, where its slopes end, forming coves. The mountain is divided into two parts by a valley, which is called “the Big Canyon” to the north and “the Big Stream” to the south.

    Geologically speaking, Ossa is considered to be a mountain of great interest, since in its base it consists of crystal rocks, which are covered by other igneous rocks.

    The eastern and northern sides of Kissavos are surrounded by a verdant environment, where one can find himself among beech, chestnut and pine forests. On its southern ridge there are also some firs. The eastern side of the mountain is soaked by the Aegean Sea, where lay beautiful beaches, mixed vegetation, as it is bushy, plane and hydrophilic trees and hundreds of streams at the sea level, while on highest levels one can find beech and fir trees. On most of its sides, mostly on its eastern ones, there are impressive canyons with violent streams, the most beautiful of which is the stream of Kalypso, a scenery which is surrounded by waterfalls, ponds and sharp rocks. On the north-eastern side the rocky and wild beauty of the landscape is obvious. The cone of the peak is naked from vegetation. In the peak of the mountain there is also a marvelous underground little church, dedicated to prophet Helias on a height of 1.978m.

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