Starting from the spring of ‘Manganiari’ at 980m/3215ft above sea level, from which the route to the shelter starts through a well-marked four-kilometer trail, you will come across a rich flora and fauna that you will have the opportunity to photograph. This part is characterized by the ease of climbing up, as well as the imposing, enormous, high-level, perennial black pine trees that will accompany you. After 2 hours of exceptionally enjoyable hiking, you will find yourself outside the historical hut of the mountaineering club of Sparta. From the shelter, at the location Varvara at 1,550m/5085ft from where the second part of the route to the top begins, the vegetation gradually decreases, while the slope increases in a rocky environment. During our hike, you will have the chance to see the entire Laconian plain and the neighboring mountain Parnon. The path features a variety of geological formations as well as the impressive natural pyramid that stands on the top of this legendary mountain and will watch your steps. Generally, this path has no technical passages which make the use of rope and helmets unnecessary and the ascent pleasant. Leaving behind you the Laconian side of Taygetos and climbing the last steps of the enigmatic 'pyramid' you will meet the unpolluted chapel of Prophet Elias, while in front of you will see the view of the Messinian Gulf, which with the ideal weather conditions and clear skies, you can see up until the white mountains of Crete!
Season - Spring, summer and autumn
Route length - 16km/10mi in total
Hiking time - 8 hours in total
Elevation - from min 980m/3215ft to max 2407m/7896ft
Kids friendly - 12+
This trip is completely customizable
The itinerary for this trip can be customized to suit your needs from your accomodations to what gear you need for the day.
This adventure is not instantly bookable at this time.
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