Activities in Olymbiada
Activities in Olymbiada
Activities and advice offered free of charge at Akroyiali Hotel and Liotopi Hotel in Olymbiada, Halkidiki
Botany: The mountains of Stratoniko and Cholomontas surrounding Olympiada to the west and northwest are rich in flora. Access is on foot or by car. The hotels can provide guests with information on how to access the areas, maps, and also information on the various kinds of plants in the area.
Bird Watching: The mountains of Stratoniko and Cholomontas, the lake Volvi (approx 30 kms away), the lake Kerkini (approx 80 kms) and the wetlands of the Nestos River delta (approx 160 kms by fast motorway) have a huge variety of bird life and are on the main migratory routes. Access is by hire car. The hotels can provide guests with information on accessing the areas, maps, and also information on the various kinds of birds inhabiting the areas mentioned.
Mountain Biking: Olympiada is ideal for bicycle lovers. The village is on the flat, there are easy cycle routes nearby also on the plain, and a few more difficult ones up on the mountain. Mountain bikes available free of charge for cycle routes around Olympiada and the hotels also offer maps with the routes.
Walking: There are a lot of hiking routes and trails around Olympiada. One can walk along the coastline on sand (around 4km, return) or around the plain surrounding Olympiada or enjoy a walk on the mountain. The hotels provide maps detailing all the routes.
Visiting the beautiful nearby waterfall: This excursion is organised once a week. Access is by car (provided by the hotel) and then on foot, walking for about 500m. We would recommend this for people with relatively good fitness levels as the final part of the route can be a bit difficult. The hotels provide free transportation by car for up to 4 people. They also offer a picnic option for 6 Euros, which includes a glass of tsipouro (local firewater!), traditional bread, Halkidiki olives, local cheese, tomatoes and tradional halva as a sweet.
Tour of Ancient Stagira: Ancient Stagira, birthplace of Aristotle, is on a hill above the far end of the village The tour is organised once a week and includes walking to the area of Ancient Stagira and a tour guided by the hotel’s owner, Dimitris Sarris.
Cooking with Loulou: Loulou, who runs the Liotopi Hotel, is not only an excellent host, she is also a fine cook. Once a week (and on request) the guests can join her in cooking a traditional main dish and sweet - then enjoy the results!
Olymbiada Festival: The whole village celebrates its main Saints Day on 7th July. Following a procession from the church, the annual shindig includes unlimited free local mussels and wine. Worth catching we think!
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