Potamia Valley - Trail to Ipsario

Thassos  >  Greece

The hiking trail up to Mount Ipsario on the island of Thassos from the village of Potamia is a beautiful trip with interesting birds on the lower levels.

Added* by Anders Larsson
Most recent update 12 February 2020


The path is a long and increasingly mountainous walk up the valley towards Ipsario. It starts in NW of the village Potamia, follows the hiking trail through old desciduous forest, Platans, Oaks, Chestnut and Walnuttrees.

Further up the trail leaves the road and the forest changes in to pinetrees. In this area we saw Common Rock Thrush, Blue Rock Thrush, Crag Martin, Rock Bunting and Black-eared Wheatear.

Further up the climb becomes increasingly steep, and the nature becomes more bare. Here Lesser Kestrel was seen.

The trail continues the whole way up to Mt Ipsario where Wallcreeper can be seen.

Its recomended to start walking before dawn, its also important to carry a lot of water (there is a well some distance up the trail). The trail becomes sometimes very thin and steep, good shoes are compulsory!



With car to Potamia (taxi for 20 Euro from Golden beach)

Terrain and Habitat

Mountain , Valley , Forest


Mountainous , Rocky , No shadow

Circular trail


Is a telescope useful?


Good birding season

Spring , Summer

Best time to visit



Unpaved road , Narrow trail

Difficulty walking trail


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Birdwatching hide / platform


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