We discover an authentic traditional Greek village lost among walnut, mulberry and chestnut and belted with numerous chapels. The view from the village over the Messinian Bay and the city of Kalamata is breathtaking offering also cool air even on the hottest summer days. Outside the village on the old threshing floors we stop for rest and a picnic with tastes from local traditional delicacies and fruits. We continue acsending to the top of the mountain, leaving behind us the last terraces with orchards and pastures. The path goes up smoothly and the first firs make their appearance. We are now on the top in a dense fir forest watching the summits of central Taygetos. Here there is absolute tranquility; we hear only the rustle of leaves.
Starting time: 9:00 a.m.
Location: Verga settlement, at the end of the road.
Implementation period: All year round (upon request)
Trail distance: 8 km
Route type: Directional
Activity duration with breaks: 4 hours
Suitability: Suitable for most / relatively good physical condition required
Meeting point:Verga or Kalamata
The altitude difference which is mostly covered uphill is the main feature of this route. We begin from 400 meters above sea level ascending to 1300 meters .
Participants should have with them:
1. Bottle of water
3. Sun cream (during summer months)
4. Hiking shoes or trainers (Open shoes, sandals or flip-flops are unsuitable)
5. Hiking backpack (if available)
Explore Messinia reserves the right to modify or cancel any outdoor activity due to bad weather or technical difficulties.
There is a minimum number of 4 participants required for the implementation of this outdoor activity. Explore Messinia reserves the right to postpone or cancel the activity in case of non completion of the required number of participants. For individual bookings or for less than 4 participants please contact us to request a price.