Take your backpack, wear your camera and lets go!
Just a few km from Kavala, lies Pangaion – a land steeped in history and mystery, where towering peaks and rolling hills come together in a symphony of natural beauty. This is a place where ancient civilizations once flourished, leaving behind a legacy of myths and legends that still echoes through the ages.
Start point From Kavala
Starting from Kavala you take the old national road to Palio , Iraklitsa, and turn right to Ag.Andreas and follow the road to Kipia. Believe it or not Kipia has its own madame tussauds wax museum! In there you will find some Greek ,and Foreign figures.
Next Stop Moustheni
Moustheni – Pangaion is a small village located in the foothills of the Pangaion Mountain in Greece. This charming village is known for its stunning stone bridges, which are considered some of the finest examples of traditional Greek architecture. The bridges, built hundreds of years ago, have withstood the test of time and continue to provide passage for villagers and visitors alike. You will find small shops open in the center of the vilage, together with a small coffee shop which can also make you something to eat , and a nice bakery. What excites more when you visit Moustheni is the breathtaking view of Paggaion as you approach at the village. Take your time and enjoy a Greek coffee at the center of Moustheni.
Messoropi, a charming Greek village in the Pangaion Mountain region, offers breathtaking views and a peaceful atmosphere. The traditional stone roads and red-tiled roofed homes create a quaint ambiance, and the smell of burning wood from fireplaces adds to the village’s rustic charm. Messoropi provides a glimpse into a simpler way of life, offering a peaceful escape from modern life. This must-visit destination is perfect for those seeking relaxation and natural beauty.
At the entrance of the village you will find and old “Bakaliko” (small old stores), it’s a must-visit place to take a feel how this people used to leave. The owners are there for more than 70years (1940) and they will be more than happy to share stories with you and cook something for you to eat or drink. The name of the store is ” KOLLIAS” and you cannot miss it before entering Mesorropi.
The Road to Paralia Ofryniou
After Mesorropi , you take the road to “paralia Ofryniou.” You will cross many villages to your way there. It’s a nice chilling road and you will find many taverns, and coffee shops along the way. When you reach Ofrynio Beach , you will change from close mountain views to blue sea views. Ofrynio is a tourist village famous for its long sandy beaches. You will find large beach bars and restaurants there and you should make a stop for some rest and depending on the season maybe for a swim.
The Old national coast road
From Ofrynio you can take the coast road back to Kavala. You will enjoy the sea views for all the way back and you can explore and even swim in crystal clear waters in private as this route offers many km of coast that is not surrounded by heavy tourism. You can also visit Nudist Beaches along the road .
How much time for the whole trip?
It depends on how much time you want to spend while visiting each village and if you will stop for swimming ,eating, etc. The road is normal and in terms of driving it’s around 130km , so do your math!
What’s not to miss
Don’t miss Moustheni and Messoropi, and don’t miss “KOLLIAS”.