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Track Kriopigi - Polichrono - Hanioti - Pefkohori 13.89 km

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   Kriopigi - Polichrono - Hanioti - Pefkohori 

 

 

Approaching Kriopigi by car.

From Thessaloniki: 1hr 

While on the motorway Thessaloniki – Kassandria we exit to Kallithea and then to Kriopigi, at the Kallithea traffic lights.

 

 Bicycle track data   

KRIOPIGI – POLICHRONO – HANIOTI - PEFKOHORI

Start:              Kriopigi

Finish :           Pefkohori

Total distance:  13,89km

Minimum altitude: 0m

Maximum altitude: 101m

High Dimensional Restoration: 22m

High Dimensional Download: 129m

Τrackpoints: 500

Difficulty grade: easy, road bike is OK, except from a few meters on gravel and rocks. The track is harder when done the opposite way, from Pefkohori to Kryopighi, because there is a steep hill, before Kryopighi.

Track condition:  a combination of tarmac (99%) and gravel (1%). If one prefers to go by the main road, it’s 100% tarmac.

Track safety: a track that can be easily done by car for better safety. It needs attention only where it meets the main road and at the center of the villages, because during the summer cars are forbidden on entering.

It’s a pleasant track in general, along the shore.

 

Hiking track data    

KRIOPIGI – POLICHRONO – HANIOTI - PEFKOHORI

Start:              Kriopigi

Finish :           Pefkohori

Total distance:  13,89km

Minimum altitude: 0m

Maximum altitude: 101m

High Dimensional Restoration: 22m

High Dimensional Download: 129m

Τrackpoints: 500

Difficulty grade: easy, does not need trekking shoes, except from a few meters on gravel and rocks. The track is harder when done the opposite way, from Pefkohori to Kryopighi, because there is a steep hill, before Kryopighi.

Track condition:  a combination of tarmac (99%) and gravel (1%). If one prefers to go by the main road, it’s 100% tarmac.

Track safety: a track that can be easily done by car for better safety. It needs attention only where it meets the main road and at the center of the villages, because during the summer cars are forbidden on entering.

It’s a pleasant track in general, along the shore.

 

 

Track data and analysis.

 

1.      (wpt 1)     (alt =  98m)

The track starts from the traffic lights of Kriopigii. The village has a beautiful beach, cafes, restaurants, bars, rooms for rent and hotels. At 4km distance to Kallithea, there are night clubs.

In Kriopigi there is the pedagogical center for research and training, a donation of Dr Erhart and Sofia Siegler. This center is a meeting point throughout the year of educationists from all over the world, arriving here to cooperate and attend to seminars and conventions.

Local natural products are honey, fruits, wine and olives. One can visit the fountain, from which the village’s name derives, which has been built decades ago.

Start the track by heading south, on the main street to Polichrono. There is a pedestrian walk on the left

 

2.      At 1,50 km  at  (wpt 2) 

   (alt = 61m)

we have the following options at the junction:

1.      Turn left, leave the main road and keep on tarmac (safer for hikers). 

2.      Keep on the main road to Polychrono (there is heavy traffic which might prove dangerous, mainly for hikers than for cyclists).

Both routes join together a few meters down the road. It’ s your choice.

We ‘ll describe the safer way for hikers, turning left and leaving the main road.

 

3.      At 1,70 km (wpt 3) 

   (alt = 49m)

we turn right at the junction, downhill on gravel.

 

4.      At 1,77 km at (wpt 4)

     (alt = 48m)

viewpoint where Toroneos gulf and the western side of the Sithonia peninsula can be seen on a clear day. To your south, ypu can see Polychrono. We continue downhill.

(attention! There is a concrete sidewalk to the left throughout the descent, while the gravel road is rocky).

 

5.      At 2,35 km  at   (wpt 5) 

   (alt = 7m)

we join the main road from Kryopighi to Polychrono, continue on the left at the side of the road and downhill.

(attention!  There is a comfortably wide side road for hikers and cyclists on the left side of the road)..

     This is the common part of the two alternatives we talked about at (wpt 2)!!!

 

6.      At 2,49 km   at  (wpt 6) 

   (alt = 6m)

at the junction, leave the main road and turn left to the beach, on tarmac.

 

7.      At 3,60 km  at  (wpt 7) 

   (alt = 1m)

viewpoint over the gulf, the Sithonia peninsula and the beach. Continue straight ahead on tarmac

 

8.      At 5,01 km  at (wpt 8) 

   (alt = 5m)

keep straight uphill to the center of Polichrono. 

 

9.      At 5,30 km  at  (wpt 9) 

   (alt = 16m)

keep straight uphill to the center of Polichrono.

 

10.  At 5,47 km at  (wpt 10) (alt = 19m)

the church of Aghios Athanasios 

 

and the well known Polichrono folklore museum. One can have an overview of local everyday life of the past

   

Polichrono has plenty of rooms to let and hotels for your stay. The beach is long, lots of cafes, beach bars, restaurants and numerous bars for the evening.

At a distance of 2.85km, towards the ridge of the Kassandra peninsula, there is the lake Mavrobara, a protected natural habitat for 3 species of turtles.

 

01 Emys orbicularis (Carl Linnaeus 1758)

 

02 Mauremys caspica (Achille Valenciennes 1833)

 

03 Testudo hermanni boettgeri (Mojsisovics 1889)

 

Continue straight.

 

11.  At 5,61 km at (wpt 11) 

   (alt = 16m)

turn left on the pedestrian walk, pass by the central square of Polichrono.

 

12.  At 5,93 km  at (wpt 12) 

   (alt = 19m)

there is a quadruple junction (end of the pedestrian walk) and we continue slightly to the left on tarmac to Hanioti.

 

13.  At 8,34 km  at  (wpt 13) 

   (alt = 11m)

turn left on main asphalt road.

 

14.  At 9,89 km   at  (wpt 14) 

   (alt = 9m)

keep straight to Haniotis main square, on pedestrian street. 

 

15.  At 10,00 km  at  (wpt 15) 

    (alt = 16m)  

Haniotis main square, continue straight uphill. Hanioti has plenty of rooms to let and hotels, a vast beach with the village along it, many cafes, beach bars, restaurants and a significant night life.

 

16.  At 10,14 km  at  (wpt 16) 

   (alt = 17m)

turn left downhill on the pedestrian walk. 

 

17.  At 10,21 km at (wpt 17) 

   (alt = 18m)

there is a triple junction (the end of the pedestrian walk, entrance of vehicles is forbidden in the summer), we keep straight across the street and uphill.

 

18.  At 10,33 km at (wpt 18) 

   (alt = 12m)

 keep straight downhill, towards the exit of Hanioti.

 

19.  At 12,00 km at (wpt 19) 

   (alt = 6m)

keep straight to Pefkohori.

 

20.  At 12,70 km at (wpt 20) 

   (alt = 8m)

there is a junction, where:

1. to the left we continue to the beach,

2. to our right is the main road to Pefkohori

We continue to the left and at 8m we turn left again, downhill to the beach.

 

21.  At 12,78 km at  (wpt 21)   

  (alt = 6m)

turn left downhill to the beach

 

22.  At 13,02 km at (wpt 22) 

    (alt = 2m)

turn left to the beach. 

 

23.  At 13,10 km at (wpt 23) 

    (alt = 2m)

turn right and keep on the beach road.

 

24.  At 13,89 km at (wpt 24) 

    (alt = 1m)

Pefkohori beach.

Pefkohori has plenty of rooms to let, hotels, restaurants and bars so that one can enjoy their stroll. It also has a vivid nightlife. At about 3km off Pefkohori, towards Paliouri, lies the natural port of Glarokavos and many notorious beach bars.

  

End of track. 

 

Have a good rest and a great time!

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