Mountain Itamos (or Dragoudelis)

Mountain Itamos (or Dragoudelis)

The mountain range of Itamos (or Dragoudeli) is the biggest one in Sithonia.

In the central forest zone, close to the mountaintop, there are some rare old Itamos trees, a unique flora variety - the mountain was named after them. You can reach the top by car, via the hamlet of Parthenon village.

The forest offers special trails ideal for walking and cycling. From the top one has a magnificent view over Sithonia, Kassandra and Mt Athos. The mountain is covered with a great variety of coniferous trees. It is a protected area with significant flora and fauna. Typical mammal species that live in the mountain are wolves, foxes, rabbits and wild pigs. The locals speculate that there are also deers in the region (Highest peak: 811 m).

The mountain range of Itamos (or Dragoudeli) is the biggest one in Sithonia.

In the central forest zone, close to the mountaintop, there are some rare old Itamos trees, a unique flora variety - and where the mountain was named after them. You can reach the top by car, via the hamlet of Parthenon village or by walking through several trails.

The forest offers special routes ideal for walking and cycling. From the top one has a magnificent view over Sithonia, Kassandra and Mt Athos. The mountain is covered with a great variety of coniferous trees.

It is a protected area with significant flora and fauna. Typical mammal species that live in the mountain are wolves, foxes, rabbits and wild pigs. The locals speculate that there are also deers in the region (Highest peak: 811 m).

Worth it to see:

  • The traditional village of Athitos which has scenic stone-paved alleyssmall fountainstraditional houses, and beautiful churches.
  • The church dedicated to Agios Dimitrios, a basilica with dome built in 1858. As well as the traditional, renovated houses such as the “Katsanis mansion”, “the house of the painter Paralis and “the house of the musician Mandakas”.
  • The prehistoric mound is known as Koutsomyloswhere the remains of ancient walls and the traces of the ancient quarry are on display.
  • The Aletra building, home to the Folklore Museum of Athitos.

Don’t miss it!

Enjoy a glass of wine while gazing from the top of the high cliff.

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