Serres: Nigrita Sourpa Mountain
Cleopatra of Egypt, 2000 years ago might have chosen for residence Nigrita, to enjoy daily a bath with milk from donkeys which is world famous for its beneficial effects. Or she would have chosen Nigrita for the super food spirulina which is full of high level proteins. Or because of the Warehouses of Tobacco, listening the famous “Gerakina” song, riding over the slopes of Sourpa Mountain, relaxing at the beautiful shelter of Nigritas’ Mountaineering Club, but mainly because she would have the chance to live with the most beautiful and warm welcoming people. The greatness of the senses of Nigrita waiting to be explored.
09:00 Departure to explore Nigrita’s majesty. On arrival visit to Papliakas’ donkey farm to hear why donkey milk is more expensive than French champagne. As this milk is the closest to the human, it is excellent for skin diseases like the psoriasis, and is widely used for food supplements, moisturizing creams, soaps and others.
Next stop will be to the laboratory of spirulina. The rich in carbon dioxide waters of Nigrita offer fruitful ground for the alga of spirulina to grow and as is rich in proteins, minerals and fatty substances, seem unique for the humans.
Then visit Gerakina’s Folk Museum to admire traditional costumes, agricultural tools and a rich photo collection from the everyday life of the locals. At the entrance you shall see a well which became famous thanks to a story of an unfulfilled love.
Afterwards walking to the narrow streets of the city, you see the Orthodox church of Saint George, the famous Tobacco Warehouses, a former landmark of Nigrita that used to be a basis for many international tobacco companies in the early 20th century.
Then ascending to the beautiful shelter of Nigrita Mountaineering Club, you will enjoy a traditional light lunch at an absolutely peaceful environment. Early in the afternoon, full of energy, starts a trekking trail of 1hrs towards the city, from where you will get your vehicle back to Serres or Kerkini.
- Transportation with deluxe vehicles
- Guided visits as per detailed itinerary
- Admission fees to the visiting places
- Trekking at Sourpa Mountain
- Traditional light lunch at the Shelter
- Entrance fees
- Geo Routes Tour Leader
- Geo Routes information material
- Liability insurance
9 hours cultural – environnemental tour
Daily on request
(bookings close 72 hours prior to departure)
- Serres (Elpida Resort Hotel)
- Lake Kerkini (Oikoperiigitis )
- D.Papliakas’s Donkey farm
- Spirulina Laboratory
- Gerakina Folk Museum
- St. George’s Church
- Mountaineering Club shelter
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