Into the forest

Into the forest by V-Light
Inside the forest of Kriopigi, while it was raining | 04.10.2013


  Winter is coming…No, it’s already here! We had a very sudden change of weather in Greece. Typically in my area it would still be summer-like until the end of October, with temperatures over 20c.  So today i woke up to a rainy and cold day with the thermometer barely showing 11c. That’s winter for us here. Despite all that i do like rainy and cloudy weather so i grabbed an umbrella and my camera and went out shooting. There’s not a lot of things to shoot at my little village but i thought it would be nice to visit one of the newly opened trails in our little forest. And i was right…it felt like i entered a different planet. Kriopigi is mainly a summer destination. It’s right next to the sea and most if not all of its shops and facilities are only open during the summer season. In the winter you can safely call it a ghost village. It’s really unfortunate that they don’t take advantage of its beautiful forest and walking trails. I think i need to do a complete hiking trip and photograph the whole area, make a post about it and spread it around so people can realize that Halkidiki is not only about summer and the sea…

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7 thoughts on “Into the forest

    1. Indeed but even in summer i doubt that anybody visited this place. Nobody knows it even exists… A few years ago a group of volunteers opened up a trail in the forest and organized a trekking route that goes up some hills, through some fields and ends up at sea level. You actually go around the village but the map for the beginning of this trail is placed in a place that no tourist will actually see. There should be a sign in the middle of the village informing about this trekking route. And yes you are right, it’s a fallen tree 🙂 They chose to leave it there and not cut through it. I really love it 🙂

        1. I will do that 🙂 I don’t really have anything else to do now that i’m stuck here…It wasn’t the plan to return to my parents house but that crisis has really turned everything upside down. So i’ll do my best with what i have…

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