Taygetos Jeeping and hiking Ridomo gorge

”The route” We start from Sparta with our 4×4 vehicles and we head to Taygetos mountain. The forest roads, high on the ”Touristiko” point are perfect for 4×4 driving. The road continues to ”Pigadia” village where we park our vehicles. The hike begins and we head into the ”Ridomo” gorge, one of the longest and […]

Taygetos full day Hiking and Cycling

Taygetos Hiking Cycling “The path” Our path starts from the Mountaineering Refuge at 1550 m  altitude. After a while we exit the fir forest and we enter the alpine zone where the peak rises above us. In the vast area of alpine fields, following the rapid and rough ramp lead us to ”Portes” point at […]

The edge of Europe – 4 hours

“The path” The hike starts from Kokkinogia village. Along the first metres we pass by the ancient temple of Poseidon and Roman baths. We head up south on a path without altitude differences till we reach the lighthouse placed on the southern point of mainland Greece. Ahead of us,the sea divides Europe from Africa! “Path […]

The beautiful refuge – 5 hours

“The path” We fill our bottles with crystal clear water from ”Maganiari” point at 950m altitude and we enter the dense and shady fir forest. The deeper we get into the forest, the more familiar we become with fauna and flora of the mountain. Above us rises the highest peaks of Taygetos. One last stop […]

The Mighty peak – 6 hours

  mighty peak top “The path” Our path starts from the Mountaineering Refuge at 1550 m  altitude. After a while we exit the fir forest and we enter the alpine zone where the peak rises above us. In the vast area of alpine fields, following the rapid and rough ramp lead us to ”Portes” point […]

The classic route of Faneromeni – 5 hours

”The path” We start walking from Parori village located at the base of the mountain. Above us, the plane oak and tree forest, are rising enormous walls of rocks while  below, watertfalls rip the gorge. We gain height and we meet the  beautifull old churches  of Panagia Lagadiotisa and Agia Sotira, till we reach the […]

Koumousta crossing – 5 hours

“The path” Our hike starts from the Monastery of Golas dated back in 1632AD, at 850m altittude. The unique feature of the monastery is its frescoes, depicting ancient greek philosophers. As we marvel at Taygetos highest peaks, we ”jump”into the forest of firs and chestnuts, in the canyon of “Larnakia”. Small waterfalls, water pools and […]

The old path to Anavriti – 4 hours

“The path” This cobblestone path starts after the third curve on the way, from St Ioannis to Anavriti. We leave the stunning view of Spartan valley and we head into the gorge of ”Stalos”, where beautiful, coloured, high cliffs surround us. As we gain altittude in the forest we reach Anavriti village at 800m altittude. […]

The forest of Livadi – 6 hours

“The path” We begin our hike from Anavriti village in the heart of the mountain. Above us rises the mighty mountain, Taygetos. The landscape changes through the forest. From broad-leaved tree forest to conifer forest, we end up in a small plateau called ”Livadi”. The altitude here is 1350m above sea level and above us […]

Mistras to Taygeti – 5 hours

“The path” We begin to walk on the old stone path through the ravine of ”Nerokaria” and its lush green forest. In spring, this place is a colorful paradise, where we can cool off in crystal waters as the river creates waterfalls and small natural pools. Our destination is the traditional settlement of Taygeti at […]

Ancient passage – 6 hours

“The path” We start from ‘Sela’ point at 1050m altitude in a beautiful fir forest. As we gain altitude we exit the forest. The landscare transforms to rocky, alpine and we finally reach ‘Paximadi’col at 1750m altitude. This is an excellent vantage point of central Taygetos! In ancient years this path used to be important […]

Overpass of Parnonas – 8 hours

“The path” Our crossing begins from the monastery of Malevi inside the beautiful cedar forest of Kinouria at 950m altitude. As we head south the forest changes. Tall fur trees and sub-alpine fields compose a unique scenery. We gain height till we reach the enormous  plateau of Parnonas at 1650m altitude. Back during the world […]

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Hiking Sparta Guide Taygetos Parnonas

Tells us about your plan and your ideas. Beyond the ”classics”, there are paths
for every taste! Organise and accomplish!

Taygetos and Parnonas hiking paths are numerous! Forests, peaks, rivers, cliffs create an exciting outdoor playground!

Hiking, walking in nature as a recreational activity. Especially among those with sedentary occupations, hiking is a natural exercise that promotes physical fitness, is economical and convenient, and requires no special equipment. Because hikers can walk as far as they want, there is no physical strain unless they walk among hills or mountains.

Hiking Sparta Guide Taygetos Parnonas

Hiking is a long, vigorous walk, usually on trails or footpaths in the countryside. Walking for pleasure developed in Europe during the eighteenth century.Religious pilgrimages have existed much longer but they involve walking long distances for a spiritual purpose associated with specific religions.

“Hiking” is the preferred term in Canada and the United States; the term “walking” is used in these regions for shorter, particularly urban walks. In the United Kingdom and the Republic of Ireland, the word “walking” describes all forms of walking, whether it is a walk in the park or backpacking in the Alps.