“ITAVROS”

Kerkini Lake Outdoor Activities

Contact: Gallios Nikos
Address: Chrisochorafa, Lake Kerkini, Serres, PostCode 62400
Tel: ( 0030 ) – 2325051581
Mobile: ( 0030 ) – 6936116066
Email: itavros@yahoo.com

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How to reach us
INSTRUCTIONS HOW TO GET HERE BY CAR
Coming from Thessaloniki.
Take the road to Serres, after entering the prefecture of Serres, at the first intersection (immediately after the mountains and before the bridge over Strymonas River) turn right towards Lake Kerkini and Irakleia. You enter the main road and go through the villages Zefgolateio, Himaros and reach Lithotopos. Go through Lithotopos and at the dam of the lake turn right at the street (above the dam) to Irakleia. 6km. after this point turn left to Chrysochorafa. Feature of the last crossroad is the factory with bricks on your left hand.
Coming from Thrace or the city of Serres.
Exit the highway and head towards the Greek-Bulgarian border. After about 8 km., turn right at the exit to Irakleia and Gefyroudi. Drive on the main road and pass the villages Gefyroudi, Valtero and arrive at Irakleia. Inside Irakleia go straight (on the main street), at the circle you will meet at the center of the village go straight. Then you pass right by the police station and head out of Irakleia. At the ring road you will find, turn left to Lake Kerkini. 2 km. after turn right to Chrysochorafa. Feature of the last crossroad is the factory with bricks on your right hand.
Coming from Kilkis and Doirani Borders.
Head to the border of Promahona. In the village Vironia, exactly at traffic light, turn right, cross the Bridge of Strimonas River and continue straight. Pass the village of Gonimo and outside the villages Kimisi, Pontismeno and Irakleia. Continue on this road (caution: do not enter Irakleia) and 2 km. after Irakleia, turn right towards Hrysochorafa. Feature of the last crossroad is the factory with bricks on your right hand.
Coming from Promahona Borders.
From the border head south on the highway, at the first junction (after the strongholds of the Rupel and 10 km. from the border), turn right towards Kilkis. After the village of Petrichi, enter the village Vironia. There, exactly at the traffic light, turn left, cross the bridge of the Strimonas and continue straight. Pass the village of Gonimo and outside the villages Kimisi, Pontismeno and Irakleia. Continue on this road (caution: do not enter Irakleia) and 2 km. after Irakleia, turn right towards Hrysochorafa. Feature of the last crossroad is the factory with bricks on your right hand.
INSTRUCTIONS HOW TO GET HERE BY BUS
BY BUS
Every day there are 3-4 routes from Thessaloniki to Irakleia and Sidirokastro departing from the central bus station Thessaloniki (Office of Serres Prefecture). From Serres there is regular bus service to Irakleia, especially until noon. If you arrive at the Irakleia by bus, we will make sure to wait for us at the station.
For exact time schedules contact the KTEL Serres.
– Serres bus station for routes outside the Prefecture: 5 Kerasoudos str., tel. 23210 22 822 – 26 606 – 54 312
– Serres bus station for routes towards Sidirokastro, Irakleia, Nigrita: 19 Komninon str. , tel. 23210 36 731
– Irakleia bus station: tel. 23250 22 211
– KTEL Serres at Thessaloniki: tel. 2310 595 490
– KTEL Serres at Athens: tel. 210 512 0 212
INSTRUCTIONS HOW TO GET HERE BY TRAIN
BY TRAIN
Access by train is good and maybe better, because of cheap fares and many stops in the wetland. From whichever direction you come to, it is convenient to get off at Sidirokastro. From there you come to Hrysochorafa either by taxi or we arrange to pick you up if we can.
Serres railway station: 23210 59 700, 59 112, 59 844, 59 776
Sidirokastro railway station: 23230 22 320
INSTRUCTIONS HOW TO GET HERE BY TAXI
BY TAXI
We give you the telephone number of local taxi driver, who we work with and offers good prices to our customers.
Hrisohorafa taxi: mobile phone : 6934 336 640 – Basilis.
Alternatively, communicate with the Taxi Station in Irakleia: Tel 23250 22 511.
Below we give some transportation costs.