Finding opportunities for an active vacation in the towns of Volvi, which are known for their family oriented vacations, isn’t difficult at all. All you have to do is turn your gaze toward nearby mountains and valleys, and a bunch of attractions you can tour on foot or bike will pop-up. Some of the best hiking and biking paths you can find in the vicinity of Volvi, are Makedonika Tempi, Mount Kerdyllia and Mount Stratoniko.
Makedonika Tempi is a natural resort, featuring a wide diversity of herbal and animal species. Presence of around 90 bird species, which can be seen during the hiking tour, has earned the Makedonika Tempi the distinguished “Important Area for Birds” status. Among other species, you can observe magpies, redbreasts, owls and hawks.
As you follow the hiking trails, you are sure to recognize diverse tree varieties, amongst which elms, limes and willow trees. Various bushes and interesting clambering plants (like ivy) are present, too.
Mount Kerdyllia assumes the dominating position over Asprovalta and Nea Vrasna, offering exceptional panoramic views over the resort areas and the Strymonikos Gulf. As your hiking instinct takes you to various spots of this natural gem, you’ll discover springs, brooks and other natural creations concealed with fir, beech and pine trees. The Saint Georgios (St. George) Monastery, featuring Byzantine style architecture, is another worthy site that awaits hikers and bikers to discover. The Stratonikos Mountain trail, starts from the mountain road af Ano Stavros and leads to Stagira, which is the birthplace of the great ancient Greek philosopher Aristotle.
The place is full of primitive forests full of ancient oaks, tall and old beech trees, chestnut trees and numerous other representatives of the thick flora. There are more than 600 species of plants, of which 38 are marked as protected species.
Sparkling fresh waters quench the thirst of local lumberjacks, and refresh thousands of mountaineers who enliven the mountain paths daily.
Besides hiking and biking, there are also paths for Enduro motorbikes in all the trails.
International competitions take place every Spring in Volvi, such as “Sougliani trail” and “Logger’s land”.
There are also places where you can ride a horse, by the Volvi lake, Rihios river or Mount Kerdyllia.