We start our hike at the temple area of Mesa, close to the Gulf of Kalloni. We walk mainly on tracks through fields and olive groves – in spring and early summer covered in flowers. During the warm season you can see numerous butterflies in the bushes along the track. We reach the stunning temple area of the Vasilika Chalinados, which appears unexpectedly between the olive trees. The whole area is still in a good condition: many of the columns are standing and you can feel the mystic atmosphere of the place. The temple provides an excellent opportunity for a picnic and a break in the shade of an enormous pine tree. Feeling refreshed we continue our hike, mainly through shady pine forests and finally reach our starting point, Mesa. During our walk we enjoy amazing views to Mount Olympus and the extensive pine woods which cloak the slopes of the mountain.
Minimum of 2 people required, start time, meeting point or pick-up from your accommodation on arrangement.
Price for the hike: 22€ p.p. (5 or more people) or 31€ p.p. (for 2-4 people).
The extra-charge for our exclusive-package including picnic with wine or beer and water in Chalinados is 15€ per person.
Prices for larger groups (>10 people) on request.
(Level of difficulty: medium)
Total distance of the hike: 18 km, duration including stops: 7-8 hours