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Track Polichrono - Lake Mavrobara - Kassandrino 10.36 km

 

 

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   Polichrono - Lake Mavrobara -  Kassandrino

 

 

 

 How to get to Polichrono

 

From Thessaloniki:  Duration of drive: 1,20 hrs

Driving on the National Road Thessaloniki – Kassandria, we exit to Kallithea. - Kriopigi - Polichrono.

 

Bicycle trekking info 

Polichrono - Lake Mavrobara - Kassandrino

Start:    Polichrono

Finish:   Kassandrino 

Total distance :    10.36 Km

Minimum altitude: 15m

Maximum altitude: 320m

High Dimensional Restoration: 317m

High Dimensional Download: 244m

Τrackpoints: 452

Difficulty grade:  difficult, uphill for the first 6km. After Camila hill is easy and decends to Kassandrino.

Road conditions:  it’s a combination of tarmac (2%) and gravel (98%). 

Course safety: it’s a course driveable by car that could follow the biker for maximum safety, provided it’s an off - road one. 

 You might come across beehives at some points, due to the local forest honey production.

 

Hiking info. 

Polichrono - Lake Mavrobara - Kassandrino

Start:    Polichrono

Finish:   Kassandrino 

Total distance :    10.36 Km

Minimum altitude: 15m

Maximum altitude: 320m

High Dimensional Restoration: 317m

High Dimensional Download: 244m

Τrackpoints: 452

Difficulty grade:  difficult, uphill for the first 6km. After Camila hill is easy and decends to Kassandrino.

Road conditions:  it’s a combination of tarmac (2%) and gravel (98%). 

Course safety: it’s a course driveable by car that could follow the biker for maximum safety, provided it’s an off - road one. 

You might come across beehives at some points, due to the local forest honey production.

 

Data and course analysis

 

1.      (wpt 1)    (alt.= 13m)  

The route begins from the main entrance of Polichrono. At the village you can visit the Folklore Museum where you can learn the local history and the way of life of the inhabitants in earlier times. It has cafes, tavernas, shopping venues and you can find local producers of honey and olives. At a distance of 2,85 km to the ridge of the Kassandra Peninsula, we find the famous Lake Mavrobara, protected by the Bonn Convention N.2719 and the EU Directive on the Conservation of Wild Flora and Fauna, because of the three rare species of turtles living at it:

 01 Emys orbicularis (Carl Linnaeus 1758)

 02 Mauremys caspica (Achille Valenciennes 1833)

 03 Testudo hermanni boettgeri (Mojsisovics 1889)

 We start our course straight uphill to meet the National Road Paliouri - Thessaloniki (Traffic Lights).

 

2.      At 90m we meet the intersection of the National Road Paliouri - Thessaloniki (Traffic Lights) . (wpt 2)

     (alt.= 17m)

and continue our route following the road right, (it is an asphalt road).

 

3.      After 230 m  (wpt 3)     (alt.= 18m)

we will meet a junction and continue our course to the left following the dirt road towards the ridge (there is a sign showing the course).

 

4.      Continue along the main dirt road until at 430 m we meet (wpt 4)

     (alt.= 19m)

has a junction and we will continue to the right (there is a sign showing the course) on the main dirt road.

 

5.      At 1.36 km we will meet  (wpt 5)     (alt.= 99m)

has an intersection and we will continue our course left uphill on the main dirt road (there is a sign that shows the course).

 

6.      At 1.61 km we will meet  (wpt 6)    (alt.= 140m)

is the chapel of Agios Ioannis (year of construction 1983) and we will continue our course straight on the main dirt road.

 

7.      At 1.82 km we will meet  (wpt 7)     (alt.= 145m)

has an intersection and we will continue our course straight - slightly right on the main dirt road (there is a sign that shows the course).

 

8.     At 2,06 km we will meet  (wpt 8)      (alt.= 167m)

has an intersection and we will continue our course to the left on the main dirt road (there is a sign showing the course).

9.    At 2.77 km we will meet   (wpt 9)     (alt.= 231m)

has an intersection and we will continue our course to the left on the main dirt road (there is a sign that shows the course).

 

10.  At 2,85 km we will meet  (wpt 10)     (alt.= 228m)

were we find the famous Lake Mavrobara (there is a sign), which is protected by the Bonn Convention N.2719 and the EU Directive on the Conservation of the wild flora and fauna because of the three rare species of turtles living there.

 01 Emys orbicularis (Carl Linnaeus 1758)

 02 Mauremys caspica (Achille Valenciennes 1833)

 03 Testudo hermanni boettgeri (Mojsisovics 1889)

 we will continue our course straight without leaving the main dirt road.

 

 

11.  At 3,34 km we will meet  (wpt 11)     (alt.= 257m)

has a junction and we will continue our course right on the main dirt road.

 

12.  At 3.85 km we will meet  (wpt 12)     (alt.= 285m)

has a junction and we will continue our course left uphill.

 

13.  At 4,12 km we meet  (wpt 13)     (alt.= 316m)

has an intersection and we will continue our course right.

 

14.  At 4,82 km we will meet  (wpt 14)     (alt.= 294m)

has an amazing view point where North, we see Athitos and Nea Potidea, West we see Mount Olympus and Thermaikos Gulf.

Continue straight ahead without leaving the main dirt road.

 

15.  At 5.07 km we will meet  (wpt 15)     (alt.= 270m)

has an intersection and we will continue our course right and downhill without leaving the main dirt road.

 

16.  At 5.56 km we will meet  (wpt 16)     (alt.= 243m)

has a 4-way junction and we will continue our course right and uphill to the top of Mount Kamila.

 

17.  At 5.82 km we will meet  (wpt 17)    (alt.= 250m)

there is the top of Mount Kamila. We enjoy the fantastic view and we see the Cassandra peninsula, in the West we see the eastern side of Mount Olympus, north we see Athitos and all the way to Petralona, where the famous Petralona cave is located, when the weather allows it. 

To continue to the village of Kassandrino we will continue our course straight and downhill without leaving the main dirt road.

 

18.  At 5.90 km we will meet  (wpt 18)     (alt.=  234m)

has an intersection and we will continue our course straight - slightly left.

 

19.  At 6,13 km we will meet  (wpt 19)     (alt.= 211m)

has a junction and we will continue our course right on the main dirt road.

 

20.  At 6,61 km we meet  (wpt 20)     (alt.= 134m)

has a junction and we will continue our course right on the main dirt road.

 

21.  At 6.74 km we meet  (wpt 21)     (alt.= 124m)

has an intersection and we will continue our course straight on the main dirt road.

 

22.  At 6.93 km we will meet  (wpt 22)     (alt.= 124m)

has a junction and we will continue our course straight - slightly right without leaving the main dirt road.

 

23.  At 7.58 km we meet  (wpt 23)     (alt.= 114m)

has a junction and we will continue our course straight - slightly to the right without leaving the main dirt road.

 

24.  At 7,90 km we meet  (wpt 24)     (alt.= 112m)

has a double crossing and we will continue our course right without leaving the main dirt road.

 

25.  At 8.08 km we will meet  (wpt 25)     (alt.= 104m)

has an intersection and we will continue our course right and uphill without leaving the main dirt road.

 

26.  At 8.81 km we meet  (wpt 26)     (alt.= 105m)

has a junction and we will continue our course left and downhill without leaving the main dirt road.

 

27.  At 8.99 km we will meet  (wpt 27)     (alt.= 97m)

has a junction and we will continue our course right uphill without leaving the main dirt road.

 

28.  At 10.04 km we will meet   (wpt 28)     (alt.=  77m)

where we meet a junction where to our right is a small bridge and to continue our course to the village of Kassandrino we will follow the asphalt straight to the square.

 

29.  At 10,15 km we will meet  (wpt 29)     (alt.=  77m)

there is the junction where we will continue right uphill to reach the main square of Kassandrino..

 

30.  At 10.36 km we will meet  (wpt 30)     (alt.=  80m

We arrive at the central square of the village of Kassandrino, were we find a spring of cold water, a café, the church of the Dormition of the Virgin, as well as taverns famous for their spits ..

 

End of Route

 

Enjoy your visit and relax.....

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