Hiking Around Kardamyli - Athens

From USD 58.1
USD
Per Person
Risk Free

You can cancel later upto 2 days in advance, so lock in this price today.

Tour Information

Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Instant Confirmation
  • Lowest Price Guaranteed
  • Duration: 4 Hrs
  • Departure Time :
    9:30
  • Departure Details :
    Kardamili main square
  • Cancellation Policy :
    Cancel up to 2 days in advance for a full refund

Overview

Land of stone and light, villages perched on the outskirts of mount Taygetos with tower houses and countless chapels, settlements bordering with the sea, steep canyons and caves and beaches entangled with olive groves. The charm of Mani is precisely these contrasts. This is a hike to the land and the traditions of the Mani, the place where every stone has its own history. Here, the magnificence of the mountainous nature is harmoniously combined with the allure of the sea as gigantic mount Taygetos is so close from the embrace of the Mediterranean.

Know More about this tour

Our tour starts from the fortified tower houses of old Kardamili as we follow the path that once was part of the ancient so called royal road connecting Kardamili with Sparta. Along the way we visit some of the traditional, beautiful little villages of the region, we walk through their narrow streets as we learn about their past. Byzantine churches, stone built watchtowers, old fountains olive and grain mills reveal the life of the past. In a small distance ahead, mount Taygetos stands snowed in some of its highest peaks. A small break for a healthy picnic with traditional local delicacies gives us additional supply of energy. A burst of colors and fragrances of flowers and herbs overwhelm us and bring us even closer to the natural environment. We walk through an easy route, sometimes a stone built path and sometimes a shady pathway, immersed in olive trees, pines and cypress trees. Along the way we discover all the elements and images that make up the scenery of Mani, narrate its past and lifestyle of Mani inhabitants throughout time.

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

Difficulty: Moderate

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
2. Hat
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


Inclusions

  • Guide
  • Tour planning Sightseeing
  •  Picnic with local products
  • Photographs from the tour
  • Liability insurance
  • All taxes

Exclusions

  • Transportation to/from attractions

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Explore Messinia reserves the right to modify or cancel any outdoor activity due to bad weather or technical difficulties.

You Might Also Like