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Feel the breeze in the emerald lake of Skra! Follow us to a well-hidden earthly paradise. The dense vegetation of plane trees, alder, and ivy along with a complex of streams, waterfalls, and the hidden emerald lake compose a fairytale setting. Ideal place for a trip in a hidden gem, and for the most daring the chance for cliff diving and rope dives in the clear emerald waters of the lake. The unique color of its waters is due to the fossilized organisms that are at the bottom. The walk along the lake of Skra is completed with a visiting a little more further at the impressive waterfalls and their complex with stalagmites - stalactites. The incomparable beauty awe-inspiring to every visitor, and if you close your eyes you can feel and hear the magic of sound from the foaming waters.

The excursion at this impressive lake is followed by a visiting to the hot bath of Aridea for rejuvanation in the thermal waters. In the green environment, we will have the opportunity to enjoy the unique natural beauty of the landscape, shopping local products, taste local cuisine and even relax with a massage session. The night will find us in a local tavern or in our room enjoying the tranquility in front of a fire place.

 

Meeting point: from Thessaloniki, or a different place after communication

Places to visit: Lake and waterfalls of Skra, Baths of Almopia (Pozar)

Difficulty: 1/5

Child friendly: Yes (8+)

Activity: Walking in nature, baths, sightseeing

Our journey starts at 8:00 in the morning from Thessaloniki and after 1 hour and 40 minutes, we will reach the first destination, the waterfalls, and the famous lake of Skra! From here begins our tour through the dense vegetation and within 2 hours we will have the opportunity to see up close this hidden pearl of nature and to dive in the clear blue waters of the lake. After our excursion, we will visit the neighboring village of Skra where we will have 1 hour free for food or coffee in a local tavern (optional). From Skra we head to the Baths of Almopia in Aridea. We need about 1.5 hours to reach this second beautiful and authentic place with lush vegetation and warm thermal waters! Our stay will take place in the village of Orma and you will form your program between too plenty of options like, hot baths, relaxation, massage therapy, enjoy your coffee or food in the amazing nature and of course a walk in the open market where you can find many local products.

Itineraries

Day 1

Date : 22 September 2021

Emerald lake and Thermal baths

On the first day we will enjoy the emerald lake and relax in the hot baths. The evening can find us relaxing in a local tavern with wine

Day 2

Date : 22 September 2021

Waterfall of Edessa and Vergina

The next day we will wake up and take our breakfast, enjoy our coffee in Orma beautiful village. After that we will pack up our things and start our journey to the famous waterfalls of Edessa and after that heading to the museum of Vergina and the tombs of the King Phillip II, the father of Alexander the Great. The museum is enclosed inside the tomb and this in itself causes great overwhelm. The unique all-gold gifts on display indicate the grandeur of ancient Macedonia. After 1.5 hours at the museum we have the choice to either sit in a local tavern or start our return to Thessaloniki. A visit to the park of Ag. Nikolaou in Naoussa or in the waterfalls of Edessa, depending on the time we will have at our disposal.

  • Information, history, mythology
  • Liability coverage for the activity
  • Mountain leader
  • snacks and water
  • sandwich with feta, cucumber, tomato, olive or other traditional small meal (eg pie)
  • Transfer to and from Thessaloniki
  • accommodation in a double room (may be shared with a foreign)
  • 1 breakfast
  • 1 dinner
  • meals not mentioned
  • alcohol drinks and beverages
  • Personal expenses
  • entrances to museums
  • entrance to the baths
  • tour guide cost for the museum
  • massage treatments
  • costs that may arise due to early withdrawal from the program

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    Adult ( 2 - 8 Pax ) 250,00 0,00 /Person

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Generally, wear comfortable clothes and have extra pair clothes with you to change where we will stop or after activity. We suggest snicker NO open shoes, and long trouser. Below you can find a suggest list depending on the activity. Do not hesitate to speak with us for an extra consultation.

rain jacket (just in case)
long trouser
extra T-shirt
fleece or pullover
towel
swimsuit
extra dry clothes

one small backpack (15lt)
one flask to fill up fresh water from a spring
personal drugs
swimsuit
towel
poles and carry mat if you have
In case that you need equipment, we will be happy to serve you, just ask!

It is good for the shoe to have a "tractor" sole so that it does not slip. However, you can also come with your snickers, but you should be careful in some wet places or after rain

We will bring for you water and snack, that includes a sandwich with feta cheese, tomato, cucumber, or other local snack like pie. Let us know about special dietary needs. Of course, feel free to bring your own favorite snack with you

Our pace is adapted to the average person and can be followed by anyone, even children over 10 years old safely and without resentment. During the excursion we will definitely take some short breaks for photos in the most beautiful places

In the most excursions is permitted to swim on the river. Especially on the excursion of Waterfun and Thermal bath this is the core of the excursion. Restriction is only applying at Enipeas river where is the core of a National Park. The best period for an open cold water is from end of May till end of September, depending on the weather condition also. Thermal baths you can visited all year round and the feeling and the scenery is more beautiful in autumn and wintertime! You choose…

Most of our excursions are suitable all year round. Of course for ski touring we need snow and some other excursion are more enjoyable in spring, summer and autumn

Sunscreen
Hat
Sunglasses
snickers
long pants
swimwear,
towel, slippers, bag for the wet clothes
extra clothes
personal medicines
if you are allergic let us know
tell us about a health problem that may affect your activity
dietary preferences (vegeterian, vegan, religious restrictions) in case the trip includes food

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