Mountain Itamos (or Dragoudeli)

Mountain Itamos (or Dragoudeli)

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 of the NATURA 2000 network 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 massive granite rocks on the top of the mountain that invites you to climb them!
  • The 2.000 year-old tree Itamos, a marvelous and respected tree that was saved by the wildfire of 1945 which burned the whole mountain. Itamos as a plant has a very slow pace of development and as it is said each part of it is poisonous except for its pericarp. Some support that only the core of its fruit is poisonous and its poison is conium. It is sure that the goats and cattle don’t touch it. Visitors marvel at it but don’t touch it, fill the chill of the centuries that you approach and enjoy the landscape that it offers.

Don’t miss it!

Join the annual event "Crossing of Dragoudeli", a one-day festival celebrating nature!


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