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Hiking the Nestos Nature Trail

Family hiking in the path of the railway tunnels

Towards the end of the 19th century, the Toxotes-Stavroupoli rail line was constructed, a brilliant piece of engineering that was vital in offering a link between Europe and the East. Several tunnels were created along the rocky banks of Nestos, as well as a beautiful path alongside the river, to facilitate the transportation of materials and human resources. The whole construction seems to be perfectly assimilated in the natural landscape, and human intervention seems negligible. Hiking the Nestos Nature Trail will take you back in time and introduce you to the magic of the river’s nature!

The stone path created above the tunnels is ideal for a refreshing walk. Its ups and downs are mild and the whole of it is very well-preserved. Nestos flows serene just a few meters close to you, and nature excels in its entirety. Looking at the rocky shores, it is easy to understand why this place was chosen as a residence by various predatory birds. Steep cliffs and lush vegetation offer an ideal place for rare birds to create their nests.

How to book

This smooth hiking tour in Nestos Nature Trail is ideal for families with children of all ages and it operates throughout the year depending on weather conditions.

This family activity cannot be booked independently, but as part of a multi-day tailormade trip in northern Greece. Please contact your MAMAKITA family travel specialist to tailor your trip to your family needs, budget and age of kids by filling in this form. We strongly advise you to make your request at least one month before the starting date of your trip, and ideally 3 months in advance, if your travel dates include July and August, the peak months for family vacations in Greece.