Are you the adventurous type? Do you love backpacking and exploring new lands? Do the wild nature and green forests excite you? Then be ready for the experience of a lifetime, hiking in Greece’s untouched landscapes in one of the most unique places to visit near Thessaloniki! The perfect excursion from Thessaloniki (only 1 hour away), in the town of Aridaia, you can visit the world renowned area of Loutra Pozar, known for its Thermal Springs and lush forest landscape. Follow the path to Kounoupitsa Waterfall, which delivers a sensational view of the St. Nicholas Stream and Canyon. And if you want something less active, no problem! Take a small walk through Loutraki’s paths and bathe in the Thermal Springs for a detoxification and relaxation session.
You’ll have a few options as far as bathing in the thermal springs. Explore the natural springs and bathe in the salutary waters at no extra cost.
You may choose a private bathing session in thermal water or to swim in thermal water pool. Take it to the next level by arranging a VIP sauna, steam room, or massage session in advance (these options are not included in the package and carry an extra charge. For more information click here). All you need to bring with you is a swimsuit and a towel.
Itinerary of the Private Hiking and Bathing at Loutra Pozar
1.Pick up from your hotel
The day starts early in the morning, put on your sneakers, grab your backpack and be ready for our driver to come and pick you up from your hotel.
2.Hike the trail to the Kounoupitsa Waterfall
Upon arrival in Aridaia, hike the trail to the Kounoupitsa Waterfall (2 hours). Following the path to the Cave Network of Mount Voras, you pass through the trail to Upper Loutraki and end up in the downhill course to the St. Nicholas Stream.
3.Arrival at the waterfall
After walking along the bank of the stream, you reach Kounoupitsa Waterfall which stands at 20 meters high.
4.Bathe in the Thermal Springs of Loutraki
After returning to the springs of Aridaia, you can take some time to relax and bathe in the Thermal Springs of Loutraki. Thermal springs are created by rainwater which penetrates into the depths of the earth where it is heated, then rises back to the surface. During this process it is enriched with beneficial minerals. (Not included in the price)
5.Enjoy a meal at a local restaurant
Cap off a long but fulfilling day with a meal in one of the traditional taverns or restaurants in the area! (not included in the package price)