The forest of Kaimaktsalan:
An area of unique natural beauty. Being an important habitat, it has been recognized as a protected area by NATURA 2000
and has been included in CORINE
network. The forest is home to deers, hares, wild boars, bears and other animals.
The ski center Voras-Kaimaktsalan: The area is dominated by the mount Voras- Kaimaktsalan, which is the third highest mountain in Greece. Just 10 km from the Old Agios Athanasios operates the ski center Kaimaktsalan, with modern facilities and excellent views. It is one of the largest ski resorts in the country, with the highest lift in Greece, at an altitude of 2.480 m. The slopes, famous for the large width and the gentle slopes satisfy all tastes of skiers.
Loutra Pozar (Pozar Baths): Just 2.5 km from Loutraki are Loutra Pozar. The lush natural environment with trees, spectacular rocky cliffs and impressive waterfalls, combined with the beneficial and therapeutic properties of the thermal waters and with the modern facilities, have highlighted Loutra Pozar as an attractive destination.
Apart from spa (rheumatism, arthritis, sciatica, bronchitis, nervous, gynecological and dermatological diseases, diseases of the circulatory and respiratory systems), the thermal waters of the sources are also suitable for drinking therapy (diseases of the liver, kidney, bile, digestive , circulatory and urinary tract, chronic colitis, gastritis, cholecystitis). The spa is open all year and 24 hours a day, offering guests a unique relaxation and rejuvenation.
The Gorge of Ramno Bor: It means straight Pine and flows through the stream of St. Nicholas or Toplitsa. Nature lovers will enjoy browsing the gorge hiking or climbing and will be indulged to the magic of nature. The entrance to the gorge is from a paved path that begins at Loutra Pozar. The total length is 34 km, following a unique scenic route through the pine trees, cliffs and waterfalls.
The lake – Wetland Agras – Nisiou – Vrytton: The artificial lake mostly covered by aquatic vegetation and hosts many species of fauna and rare bird species. Herons, swans, pelicans, kingfishers, ferruginous ducks and many other species of ducks, are some of the birds that find refuge in the lake. The wetland is protected by national and Community legislation as a place of great natural beauty, home to rare species of fauna. The tour of the lake can be done by car, boating, and even by train.
The physiographic Speleologic – Folklore Museum: It operates in Loutra Pozar and houses a valuable collection of important paleontological findings. Of special interest are the fossilized bones of the cave bear and the coral fossils of 140 million years age.
The Forest Promahi or Black Forest: This forest grows the pentaveloni pine, protected by the Ramsar Convention as a unique species in Europe. According to tradition, Alexander the Great armed the Macedonian Phalanx with spears made of wood sourced from the Black Forest.