Only a couple of kilometers from Paliouri, a small, majestic village named Agia Paraskevi had nested. Although the village is mostly known for its thermal spa, whose treatments cure bone and muscle illnesses, you would do very well not to limit your visit only to that. In addition, the village is encircled by a pine forest with a couple of trails worth exploring.
Agia (Saint) Paraskevi is named after the church of the same name that features beautiful paintings. Besides the church, the village taverns are also noteworthy places, where your money is well spent on local specialties (dishes and snacks) and traditional beverages (ouzo and tsipouro, for example) in a pleasant atmosphere. In addition to the forest trails, you can explore this picturesque village by walking its alleys. Always opt for making up for spent calories because the specialties are so delicious that spending calories after the meal is less likely.
As you are getting to know Agia Paraskevi better, you’ll notice that its inhabitants are very simple and exceptionally hospitable people. If you plan to start a beekeeping business back home, they won’t mind teaching you the basics; beekeeping and olive cultivation are the main activities of this hospitable village.
As for the above-mentioned thermal spa of Agia Paraskevi, besides rejuvenating and medical treatments, you can take advantage of engaging panoramic views over the pine forest and the Aegean Sea. The spa operates from April to November, offering hydro massage and body treatments, saunas, swimming in its pools and more.