Ascent on Fegari
The ascent on Fegari (Moon) is as difficult as it sounds! Although we are not talking of course about the celestial body but about the top of
From the village of starts the most common route for the ascent on Fegari, from the dirt road behind the antennas. Shortly after the path becomes very steep and passes through ferns. Afterwards lies a forest with very old oak trees and the trail is marked with E6 signs. At 1,100 meters above sea level the path crosses the stream Tsivdogianni, where you will find the only place with running water on your ascent on Fegari. The vegetation slowly thins out and the path reaches a mountain pass with a large arrow (the path that climbs from ). Continuing eastward, the top of Saos is now not far away and the ascent on Fegari finishes at 1614 meters altitude.
The ascent on Fegari is about 8 kilometers uphill, a steep going in some places and takes about six hours.
Fonias is the most famous river on Samothrace, which looks like a torrent and flows through landscapes of magical beauty, as far as possible from the negativity that its name carries (fonias – killer). It springs from the peaks of
According to tradition, Fonias got its name either because once there was a death in its rapid waters or because the located next to its banks at the mouth of the river, was once a murder scene. In any case, today Fonias is a beautiful small river, with crystal clear waters that form some of the most beautiful of Samothrace.
There is a hiking trail that will allow you to experience the beauty of Fonias, which is easily traversed, especially till you reach the first vathra. The most beautiful and impressive part of Fonias however, is Klidosi. It is a waterfall with a height of 35 meters, whose waters fall with a deafening noise, forming a magical vathra in the rocks. The testimonies of swimmers in the waterfall of Klidosi talk about an unforgettable life experience!
Tis Grias Ta Pania
On the southern coast of the island, only accessible by boat, you will find Tis Grias Ta Pania (The Old Woman’s Sails), one of the natural attractions on Samothrace. This is a strange geological formation on the rocks of the coastline, that resembles huge pieces of fabrics. Locals are calling it Tis Grias Ta Pania, combining the location with one of the ancient legends of Samothrace.
The legend surrounding Tis Grias Ta Pania, says that once here lived an old woman whose only companions where her goats. One day, she had left her clothes on the rock to dry, a strong wind blew that tore them apart and threw them on the shore. Sad and embittered, the old woman cursed them to petrify, and that was what happened! Tis Grias Ta Pania are nothing but the clothes of that old woman, left on the gray rock, distinguishable only by the pure white lines traversing the rock.
Very close to Tis Grias Ta Pania lies the impressive waterfall and the magical beach of , both also accessible only by boat.
The waterfall Kremastos is located in southern Samothrace and you can only approach it by the excursion boats that go round the island. This is because Kremastos falls directly into the sea and not into one of the many of Samothrace . Its most impressive feature, however, is this: its waters fall directly into the sea from a height of almost 100 meters! In summer, even though the waterfall is not particularly fast-flowing, it still creates a unique natural landscape, while in winter the waters cover the entire cavity of the rock.
Visitors have the opportunity to dive in the emerald waters of the Aegean sea and swim under Kremastos, and even to quench their thirst from its water, which is crystall clear and of course fresh, even though you are in the sea!
The gorge of Kremastos is one of the most impressive of Samothrace for the lovers of canyoning.
Mineral Springs of Samothrace
Group and individual baths for balneotherapy and physiotherapy are among the facilities included in the Mineral Springs of Samothrace. These baths are supplied by a sulphide source, whose temperature reaches 60 degrees.
The Mineral Springs of Samothrace are located east of , just 13 km from the port of and near the village , which took its name from the springs. The Municipal Hydrotherapy facilities of the Mineral Springs of Samothrace hosts thousands of visitors every year who choose one of the hotels, the bungalows or rooms for rent in the area.
The history of the source dates back to Byzantium, when it was already known for its healing properties. The Mineral Springs of Samothrace were built in 1981, before there was only one tank with a roof made of branches. The first hydrotherapy facility dates back to the 1920s in Samothrace, while in the mid-50s the second building was constructed.
The facilities of the Mineral Springs of Samothrace are situated at the entrance of the settlement in front of the bus stop.