Mountain Climbing in Serres

A flat river basin encircled by 10 mountains, how could Serres NOT be mountain-climbing country? Indeed, the alpine clubs here date back to the beginning of the century. There are two major mountain shelters, open year-round, along international hiking paths, as well as established courses for the more intrepid.

 

Along the Bulgarian border sits Mount Belles (also called Kekrini) at 2031 metres. Further west are Aggistro (at 1294 metres above sea level), Orvilos (1888), Vrontos (1849), Menikio (1963), and Pangeo (1956). In the region’s south and east lie Kerdilio (1091), Krousia (860) and Mavrovouni (1179). Mount Vertsikos is just over the prefectural border in Thessaloniki.


Along national hiking Route 04, the mountain-climbing shelter, run by the Serres branch of the Hellenic Alpine Club (EOS), sits at an altitude of 1956 metres on Mt Pangeo.
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If you’re a nature and adventure lover this friendly team will show you around the area of Serres. Activities include trekking, horseback riding, archery, kayaking, canoeing and biking. No age limit.
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The Hellenic Federation of Mountaineering and Climbing (EOOA) umbrella organization for mountain climbing in Greece frequently schedules climbs of the many mountains in Macedonia, including Mount Olympus, where it was first founded in 1927.
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This is another organization that helps adventurers explore the astounding mountains around Serres, reveling in their fauna, flora, fowl, nature and atmosphere.
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Just 3km away from the Lailias Ski Centre, the Hellenic Alpine Club runs this shelter at an altitude of 1500 metres on Mt Vrondos. It also runs a summer camp for children 8-15 years old with activities taking place in the Lialias Forest. (Operated by HAC Serres)
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