4 Greek lakes to enjoy the silence
or get some action
Under Mount Beles and close to Thessaloniki, this is a true gem for alternative tourism.
Walk along its banks overlooking the reeds, water lilies and the swimming buffalos. Definitely do some horse/pony back riding and take a boat to explore the lake. With the help of a KALIMERA local guide, lots of adventures and activities can be arranged such as cycling, hiking, birdwatching, photographic tours, fishing and spa treatments in thermal baths.
Having the lake as your base, you have the opportunity to see many villages like Poria, Mandraki and of course Kerkini. In most of these villages there are excellent local tavernas where you will eat some of the finest buffalo steaks in the world. This is a must!
There are more than 15 tiny villages around this lake while a visit to the inhabited island of Saint Achilles and the village Psarades (fishermen) which is the natural border between Greece, Albania and F.Y.R.O.M. Agios Germanos, Laimos, Karyes and Vrontero are also some places that worth a visit.
Consists of small villages and provides countless activities from hiking to kanoe kayak and from horseback riding to archery.
Plastira lake is a paradise for both easy going and adventurous traveler. We should highlight the trail which connects the villages and Kryoneri and Neochori (about 10 kilometers crossing the forest). The villages Neraida (Nymph)and Kastania (chestnut) are nice places to go and walk through their lovely houses.
Those seeking for some extra action, they should head to Kalyvia for some hard rides with special mountain bikes.
Crystal clear waters, blue & green colors, black pines and usually no other visitors but you. This is the first picture you get when in Doxa lake and this is the perfect place for testing your camera to catch the authentic beauty of the landscape!
You can walk all around its shores, take deep breaths, read your books or just close your eyes and enjoy the silence. Close to the chapel of St. Fanourios, you will find local delicacies such as honey, real bread, herbs and extra fine butter, all made with extra care and traditional methods of the old good times.
Within 5’ by car, you will also have the opportunity to visit the small archaeological museum in Ancient Feneos, home to sculptures, vases and mosaics unearthed by the excavations of the ancient city.