Thessaloniki beach cleanup tours delivered by SKG BUS transfers & tours. The scope of this tour is to have a great time by the sea, to raise awareness on marine environmental issues and endangered marine species of Aegean Sea and finally to support local fishermen. Participants may also have great fun cooking and enjoying a seafood lunch by the sea.Thank you for reading this post, don't forget to subscribe!
Visit Thessaloniki nearby beaches and seaside villages. Enjoy a full day out with friends and people who really care for preserving marine environment. Visit local fish market, meet with local fishermen, cleanup Aggelohori beach and have a great gourmet lunch by the sea.
Hotel or anywhere at Thessaloniki pick-ups & drop offs
8 participants maximum
For larger groups please do contact SKG BUS at email@example.com
6-8 hours service
Price per person depends on the number of participants and preferred menu
- Full day tour by the sea at Nea Mihaniona and Aggelohori
- Plenty of photo stops along the way at locations with great view of Thermaikos bay
- BBQ seafood lunch by the sea.
- Interesting, live commentary from English speaking expert tour guide and Google level 7 local guide
- Brief presentation of WWF guide for responsible seafood consumption
Beach cleanup tour from Thessaloniki
Our tour starts at around 9 in the morning when picking you up from prearranged locations at Thessaloniki downtown. Quick stop for coffee or bougatsa (local traditional breakfast pie) and after a 45 minutes drive we reach Nea Mihaniona, a seaside town where the central fish market of Thessaloniki is located and the biggest, professional fishing fleet is gathered. We visit the harbor and the main Christian Orthodox church of the town and we proceed with visiting the local fish market where local fishermen sell their daily catches. We see marine species and discuss on regulations and suggestions by WWF on responsible seafood consumption. We discuss with local fishermen and get to know more about when and how is better to eat every single species that we look at.
We then shop fresh fish and seafood so to enjoy a great seafood menu by the sea, round noon. We choose the best fresh fish that we will cook according to traditional Greek recipes. At close proximity, a picturesque fishing village with around 1.200 inhabitants is located. Aggelohori (in Greek, the village of Angels) is built on a hill, just in front of the sea at the eastern tip of Thermaikos bay. The location is magnificent offering great views of Mount Olympus, Thessaloniki and Thermaikos bay (a great marine nursery area for many species).
We head to the beach and start to set up our gear and equipment for the cleanup and BBQ. For the next few hours we will restore and clean up the beach by picking up and removing all kinds of trash. As we pick up trash we use different bags so to separate dangerous from recyclable materials. It is really amazing difference we can make in just a few hours, leaving the beach clean and safe for everyone to enjoy it. We keep the cleanup activity safe for all participants by wearing fabric gloves, masks, sunglasses and closed-toe shoes.
It is about time to celebrate our hard work by the sea and start preparing our lunch. Local fresh ingredients for salads and starters give a great taste along with fresh fish and seafood combined with local Greek white wine and tsipouro, made of local grapes for the most adventurous. We discuss on a series of matters including how to promote clean and productive seas and oceans as well as how to raise public awareness on marine sustainable management.
As our event comes to its end, we pick up our gear and all trash including ours, so to leave the beach cleaner and safer. All collected marine litter and trash will be carried to a specific plant for sorting and recycling. Around afternoon we enjoy the amazing sunset of Thermaikos bay and head back to Thessaloniki. On our way back we may have a quick stop for coffee by the sea at a nearby seaside village. Our Thessaloniki beach cleanup tours may be altered, skipping or adding destinations and activities as per participants’ requirements.
- Pickups, transportation and drop offs in modern minivan or minibus
- Guided sightseeing
- Lots of photo stops
- Google local guide level 7
- Brief presentation of WWF guide for responsible fish consumption
- Cleaning gear and materials
- BBQ equipment and hardware
- Camping gear and equipment
- Event filming. Footage and photos available to participants
- Seafood and drinks
- Any expenses of personal nature
- Gratuities or tips
For more information (availability-prices) on our Thessaloniki beach cleanup tours, please do contact us or simply give us a call at +306976888113