The village of Vrastama is situated on the slopes of Mount Holomondas in Halkidiki, North Greece. Walking and hiking in the area gives unique views and fresh mountain air, glimpses of hawks and flocks of goats…The cave of the Hermit, Saint Efthimios is nearby on the river banks.

There are a number of amazing hikes in the vicinity of Vrastama, including the walk to the cave of the hermit Saint Efthimios, down by the river in the valley, where local festivals or panagiria take place.

Historically, Greece's mountains have provided refuge for monks. The hermitage of Saint Efthimios, in a cave is a delightful hike. Local people have their festivals here, cooking in large vats over an open fire.