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Athletics & Sports (9)


Kayak at Moglenitsa river



Climbing - Trekking

  The presence of the imposing massif of Voras (2,524m), Pinovo (2,145m), Tzena (2,182m), Paiko (1,650m) and Vermion (2,027m) creates the ideal conditions for climbing and mountain hiking in the Prefecture of Pella.
  The possibility of approaching inaccessible areas, usually undisturbed by human intervention, the changing landscape and the variable level of difficulty of the available paths constitutes a challenge for a lot of people.
  The European Path E4/6, which starts from the Pyrennes and connects, through a network of mountain paths, the European Countries of the Mediterranean Sea, traverses Voras. The crossing of the Ramno-Bor (Isso Pefko) gorge in the area of Loutra Lourtakiou constitutes one of the most exciting mountain experiences, since it leads to the springs of Agios Nikolaos current, where water and vegetation compose a beautiful scenery.
  Acknowledging the particularity and the potentials of the region, many mountain associations form all over Greece, organize "rambles" during the last years to the mountainous region of Pella.
This text (extract) is cited October 2003 from the Pella Prefecture Tourism Committee tourist pamphlet.



Rafting at Moglenitsa river


Water sports

  In a place, which is well known for the affluence of superficial water resources, water-sports win progressively more and more fans.
  Until the end of the last decade, only the Yachting Clubs of Edessa and Giannitsa made advantage of the potential that the region offered, by training their athletes in Lake Vegoritis and in the River Loudias.
  Nowadays, new tourist products are offered, among which the descents on kayak-rafting in the River Moglenitsas and boating in Lakes Vegoritis and Agra-Nisiou-Vritton stand out, which provide the potential of a closer contact with the nature for the visitor.
  In addition, during the last years, a modern Rowing Center by the River Loudias was created to cover the needs for sports, and also recreation, and to become a new tourist pole.
This text (extract) is cited October 2003 from the Pella Prefecture Tourism Committee tourist pamphlet.

Sports centres

Windsport Center of Macedonia-Thrace

  At the foot of the mountain Voras and at a distance of 28 kilometers from Edessa, the Windsport Center of Macedonia-Thrace is located. It was founded in 1976 on the initiative of the Aviation Club of Edessa.
  The ideal conditions for the exercise in wind sports that prevail, with favorable upward currents for glidering and with dynamic currents in a mountainside for parapente, contributed decisively to the international acknowledgement of the Center and to the attraction of a considerable number of wind-sport fanatics in the region.
  One of the most important activities that the Aviation Club of Edessa exercises is the operation of a pilot school, while the organization of national championship contests of parapente, as well as the demonstrations of acrobatic sail-flying and the famous "Kite Festival" on Shrove Monday stand out.
  The visitors have the opportunity to enjoy the unique thrills that wind-sports offer, seizing the possibility even for a flight on a sailplane or parachute, while all the preconditions for a pleasant stay are fulfilled in the guesthouse of the Center and in the traditional facilities of the neighboring villages.
This text (extract) is cited October 2003 from the Pella Prefecture Tourism Committee tourist pamphlet.

Sports clubs

Motorcycle Sports Club of Kariotissa

Six km northern of Kariotissa are situated the sports facilities of the Motorcyclists Club. After a strenuous effort of the current president of the club, George Karabatakis, was founded the "Motorcycle Sports Club of Kariotissa". The facilities are well organized and an area of 20 km² which was given by the municipality of Alexander the Great, is offered for parking the guests' vehicles. One of its greatest advantages is the completely artificial speedway. Because the land is flat, there are no natural hills or projections and the soil is arable. So, the safety of the drivers, as well as their motorcycles is guaranteed. Nowadays, the club has to show the organizing and successful holding of the Northern Greece Championship finals of 2000 and 2001. The participation has arisen to 33 riders. It is emphasized that the speedway of the "MSCK" was elected the best speedway in Northern Greece in 2001. Today, the club is well known in whole Greece and enumerates 98 registered members.

This text is cited May 2005 from the Municipality of Megas Alexandros URL below, which contains image




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