Track Nea Fokea - Nea Potidea 12.09 km

 

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Approaching Nea Fokea by car

From Thessaloniki (50 minutes)

We move on Thessaloniki - Kassandria National Road and take the Exit for Nea Fokea

 

 

Bicycle trekking info   podhlato

NEA FOKEA - NEA POTIDEA

Start:    Nea Fokea

Finish:   Nea Potidea

Total distance:  12.09 Km

Minimum altitude: 0m

Maximum altitude:52m

High Dimensional Restoration: 98m

High Dimensional Download: 116m

Τrackpoints: 415

Difficulty grade:  It is moderate with several hills, it needs a bike for asphalt and only in an area outside Nea Fokea and for 150m the route enters a dirt road.

Road conditions: A combination of asphalt (99%) and dirt road (1%).

Course safety:  It is a route that a car (jeep) can follow for greater safety, but needs caution when moving on the main road above the bridge due to heavy traffic during the summer months.

In some places you may also find beehives because of local honey production.

 

Hiking info  pezoporia

NEA FOKEA - NEA POTIDEA

Start:    Nea Fokea

Finish:   Nea Potidea

Total distance:  12.09 Km

Minimum altitude: 0m

Maximum altitude:52m

High Dimensional Restoration: 98m

High Dimensional Download: 116m

Τrackpoints: 415

Difficulty grade:  Moderate, needs asphalt shoes.

Road conditions: A combination of asphalt (99%) and dirt road (1%).

Course safety:  It is a route that a car (jeep) can follow for greater safety, but needs caution when moving on the main road above the bridge due to heavy traffic during the summer months.

In some places you may also find beehives because of local honey production.

Data & route analysis

 

1.      (wpt 1)   

Track Nea Fokea Nea Potidea 01  (alt =  20 m )

The beginning of the route is in the central square of Nea Fokea and we climb the asphalt road to the exit of the village. 

 The village has rooms to let, hotels, cafes, taverns, and you can find local producers of honey and tsipouro. Only a few meters to the beach are the famous sights of the village.

 

A. THE TOWER OF NEA FOKEA - AGIOU PAVLOU (1407) It is stone, with a height of 17 m and is the only one in the area that survives to its ramparts

    Track Nea Fokea Nea Potidea 01a

 

B. THE HOLY SANCTIFICATION OF SAINT PAUL According to the story, Apostle Paul rested at this point in order to be saved from his persecutors. Apostle Paul is the patron saint of Nea Fokea and in this place every year on June 29th takes place a holly feast.

    Track Nea Fokea Nea Potidea 01b

2.      At 1.84 km after the uphill, we find a junction (wpt 2)

Track Nea Fokea Nea Potidea 02  (alt = 48m)

on the main asphalt road that takes us out of the village and continue our journey following the road right through the fields to meet the main asphalt road of Nea Fokea - Thessaloniki.

3.      After 2,15 km   (wpt 3) 

Track Nea Fokea Nea Potidea 03   (alt = 41m)

we will meet a junction (after the dirt road ends) and continue our route to the left following the asphalt road towards the large bridge a few meters to the left.

 

4.      Continue our route following the main asphalt road until at 2.88 km we meet  (wpt 4)

 Track Nea Fokea Nea Potidea 04   (alt = 37m)

has a junction after the bridge and we will continue our way by turning right into the side street towards Nea Potidea. asphalt)

5.      At 4,35 km we will meet  (wpt 5) 

Track Nea Fokea Nea Potidea 05   (alt = 26m)

has a junction and we will continue our course straight to the hill following the main asphalt road to Nea Potidea.

 

6.      At 8,85 km we will meet  (wpt 6) 

 Track Nea Fokea Nea Potidea 06   (alt = 47m)

has an intersection and we will continue straight to the right following the main asphalt road to Nea Potidea.

7.      At 8,95 km we will meet  (wpt 7) 

 Track Nea Fokea Nea Potidea 07  (alt = 49m)

has an intersection and we will continue left to the downhill following the main asphalt road to Nea Potidea.

8.      At 9,94 km we will meet  (wpt 8) 

Track Nea Fokea Nea Potidea 08   (alt = 31m)

has a viewpoint where you can see Nea Moudania and in the background Nea Triglia (when the atmosphere allows)

9.      At 10,30 km we will meet  (wpt 9) 

Track Nea Fokea Nea Potidea 09   (alt = 16m)

where a junction can be found and we will continue our course straight and downhill without leaving the main asphalt road to Nea Potidea

10.  At 11,27 km we will meet  (wpt 10) 

Track Nea Fokea Nea Potidea 10   (alt = 16m)

we arrived at Nea Potidea and we see the church of Agios Georgios. We continue on our way downhill.

11.  At 11.62 km we will meet  (wpt 11) 

Track Nea Fokea Nea Potidea 11   (alt = 11m)

and reach the intersection of the primary school and turn right to continue our way.

12.  At 11.67 km we will meet  (wpt 12) 

Track Nea Fokea Nea Potidea 12   (alt = 8m)

has an intersection and we will continue our route left to the Nea Potidea Canal.

13.  At 11.74 km we will meet  (wpt 13) 

Track Nea Fokea Nea Potidea 13    (alt = 7m)

has a junction and we will continue our way right alongside the Nea Potidea canal.

14.  At 11.83 km we will meet  (wpt 14) 

Track Nea Fokea Nea Potidea 14   (alt = 3m)

has a view point of the canal. The Canal joins the Thermaic Gulf with the Toroneos Gulf.

15.  At 12.09 km we will meet  (wpt 15) 

 Track Nea Fokea Nea Potidea 15  Track Nea Fokea Nea Potidea 15a (alt = 1m)  

below the great bridge and the beginning of the Nea Potidea Canal.

A few meters away is the beach of Nea Potidea, which is washed by the Toroneos Gulf.

The village of Nea Potidea has many rooms to let, hotels, wonderful taverns and bars to enjoy your walk in the area and enjoy a pleasant holiday.

End of Route

 

Enjoy your stay ...

 

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