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Havrias River

Havrias River North Halkidiki

The Havrias river or otherwise Ormilia river is the longest river in Halkidiki and arises principally from the mountains of Holomontas, north of Kakavos, calmly crosses the central Halkidiki and flows Toroneos Gulf .

Considering as main source of Havria region ‘ Piavitsa ‘ Neochorio can be estimated that the total length of the river is on the order of 59 km.

It is a river with lush vegetation on the plains and wonderful places for hiking trails, tour horses and bikes tour.

The general route is BBA – NND. The end of the river is to Toroneos gulf in ‘Paliomana’ area of Ormylia, near after Vatopedi.

Havrias River Halkidiki - Photo by Georgios Livdianos

Photo by Georgios Livdianos

Some of its other springs are located northeast of Arnea. The two main parts of Havrias, the one that descends from the area of Paleochori and the one that comes from the east, from the area of Gomati and Megali Panagia, are united in one in the area of ‘Smixi’ to from there and down the main riverbed.

On its way, Havrias passes through important archaeological sites, such as two remarkable early Christian castles, ‘Neposi’, in the area of Paleochori and “Gallipoli” in the area of Ormylia.

In this course, but also in its main tributaries, there used to be a number of watermills and water mills whose ruins are still visible.

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