Highest peak of Thrace

Highest peak of Thrace

At Rodopi mountain range, on the north of Xanthi Prefecture, there is the forest of Chaidou. Chaidou is the southern part of Mount Koula and is on the north side of Nestos valley. The Gyftokastro (1827m) is the highest peak of Chaidou and Thrace, exactly on the border...
Hiking in the plateau of Achlada (Achlad Dere)

Hiking in the plateau of Achlada (Achlad Dere)

Starting at the upper part of the settlement of Chrysa (Psycological center of Xanthi) we go downhill to the stream of Chrysa, following the trail next to the water line. Continuing beside the canyon we see the changes in the vegetation, from low altitude to...
Nestos fortress

Nestos fortress

Route: Paradeisos – Ochyra An enjoyable route which is ideal for this time of the year, on the opposite side of Galani. Passing the climbing areas of Nestos with Ochyra peak being our destination with a wonderful view to the river meanders.
Nestos Straits – Kromniko

Nestos Straits – Kromniko

Itinerary: Kromniko – Galani (or Galani – Kromniko) The route is part of the international mountaineering trail E6 and Nestos-Rodopi Trail. It follows the old trails in the area which connected the villages with other important destinations.  Starting at the abandoned...
Avgo or “Stavros Tsakiris” Peak

Avgo or “Stavros Tsakiris” Peak

Mount Avgo or “Stavros tsakiris” is next to the city of Xanthi. Its peak at an altitude of 650m. and a length of the trail a little over 2,5 km is a peak which every hiker/walker can enjoy with the beginning of the classical course trail at a 10-minute distance from...

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