In the mountain of Chortiatis, at a distance of 18 km. southeast of Thessaloniki, you will find beautiful perched picturesque villages hiding gastronomic surprises! Many Thessalonians climb at Chortiatis for biking, hiking on the trails or for their Sunday stroll in the beautiful nature and taverns. Here the local meat and hunting are in the lead. Traditionally cooked in a pot, in clay, grilled or on the spit, they make Hortiatis one of the major gastronomic destinations of Thessaloniki.