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Kato Melpia – Ano Melpia Hidden Waterfalls and Gorges | Trekking experience in Nature

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4-5 hours

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Specific Tour

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50 people

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Overview

Do you know where the "hidden" Paradise and waterfalls are? A "hidden" little paradise that you should not miss with beautiful waterfalls, gorges and a village with a long history. Kato Melpeia Messinia: The "hidden" waterfalls of Koutentou Just 40 km from Kalamata and 15 from Meligalas there is an... More

Do you know where the “hidden” Paradise and waterfalls are?

A “hidden” little paradise that you should not miss with beautiful waterfalls, gorges and a village with a long history.

Kato Melpeia Messinia: The “hidden” waterfalls of Koutentou
Just 40 km from Kalamata and 15 from Meligalas there is an area that as soon as you discover it you will fall in love with it. The Waterfalls of Kato Melpeia in Messinia in combination with the lakes and gorges create a dreamy natural landscape for anyone who wants to escape from the city and feel the beauties of nature.

At the other end of the village and below the gorge of Lagada, which has been characterized as one of the best in Greece, is the plane tree forest of the Koumbe springs.
Idyllic landscape. Numerous age-old plane trees coexist twinned, embracing their branches, giving calm, relaxation and coolness to the visitor. In the background, the five-tap fountain with the quote from our ancestors built in 1912 to teach us (interpreted): “the drops that run from this fountain will teach us over the centuries how much people can achieve when they are single”.

The rock reminiscent of Meteora and swimming in the lakes.
Next to the waterfall there is a majestic rock whose face will take you for a few seconds to Meteora. The only thing that will “spoil” the calm of the moment will be the crystal clear water that falls with force from the waterfall. Then he walked to the lakes following the water paths. Weather permitting you can even swim in their crystal clear waters.

The Messinian gulf on your plate from the castle of Krempenis  or Garantzas
Enjoy the most magical view of the area from the castle of the Venetians and the Franks located near the waterfalls. From there, gaze at the view to the Messinian Gulf. Then you can meet Katsoleikos. The first watermill in the area whose view alone will take you to a different old Greek era.

From above, the gorge takes your breath away, slicing the steep mountains in the middle, while at the top of the ruined castle stands a sleepless guard. The slope opposite the pines is overgrown, planted in 1958 by the then students of the local Primary School.

After the tour in nature you will need rest and the village of Kato Melpeia is the ideal choice. According to history, the first houses built there date back to 1260 BC. The rivers that cross it, the hospitable people and the stone bridges create a fairytale landscape. Enjoy food or coffee in the traditional taverns and do not neglect to visit the Folklore Museum that recommends the tradition of the place through the centuries.

A perfect excursion for the whole family.

Prices / minimum 4 persons

  • 80€/person for minimum 4 participants.
  • 65€/Kid age 8+ for 4 participants.

Prices / 5 up to 8 persons

  • 75€/person for minimum 5 participants.
  • 60€/Kid age 8+ for 5 participants.

For less or more participants please contact us in order to offer you flexible rates.

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HIGHLIGHTS

  • A "hidden" little paradise that you should not miss with beautiful waterfalls, gorges and a village with a long history.
  • Traditional villages of Kato and Ano Melpeia.
  • The plane trees "Bournia" and "Koube" of Kato Melpeia.
  • The springs of Koumbe.
  • The Messinian gulf on your plate from the castle of Krempenis  or Garantzas.
  • The "hidden" waterfalls of Koutentou.
  • The idyllic gorge of Lagkada.
  • The Venetian and Frank castle of Krempenis or Grembenis or Garantzas.
  • Katsoleikos old watermill.
  • Visit the Folklore Museum that recommends the tradition of the place through the centuries.
  • Messinian traditional Lunch with local products in one of the finest taverna in Kato Melpeia.

Itinerary

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Summary - Activity plan :
Summary - Activity plan :

This tour is available during all year,depending the weather conditions and you can select your date during the booking process. We’ll then get back to you with the confirmation.

If you don’t find any dates that are suitable for you, just get in touch by phone or email and we’ll let you know if anything can be arranged. We always do our best to get the experience that suits you best.

Suggested equipment taking with you:
Suggested equipment taking with you:

Comfortable casual sport shoes - clothing.
Sun hat.
Sunglasses.
Sun cream (during summer months).
Towel.
Swimsuit.
Hiking shoes or trainers (Open shoes, sandals or flip-flops are unsuitable).
Hiking backpack (if available).
A spare T-shirt for change after hiking-walking.
A windstopper jacket.
Appropriate clothes for the season.

Meeting points and departure time :
Meeting points and departure time :

Meeting point : Square of Kato Melpeia,cafe Koursaros Meeting time: 09:30 a.m.

Final meeting time,point and information will be advised by sms or email one (1) day before the departure of your tour.

Entry requirements :
Entry requirements :

Basic physical condition.
No hiking experience required. Walking is nessecery.

Great for solo travelers, couples, friends, and parents with young children (8 years minimum)

If you have any food ingredient allergy or allergy on other natural sources like egg bees, please let us know.

Children need to be accompanied by an adult.

Level of difficulty / Characteristics :
Level of difficulty / Characteristics :

Participants should feel comfortable in walking and able to walk.

Implementation period: Late Spring, Summer, Early Autumn (upon request)

Trail distance: 5-10 km

Route type: Walking , hiking in paths in Lagkada gorge.

Activity duration with breaks: 3-4 hours

Difficulty: Medium - Moderate - Hard in some parts.

Suitability: Suitable for all / relatively good fitness is required

Meeting point: Kato melpia

Important notice :
Important notice :

For any tour is required a minimum number of participations in order to be materialized. In case of less participants our travel agency has the right to cancel the tour or to postpone the date in another with more participants.Last day of information about the materialisation of the tour can be 1 day before departure as some new last minute - bookings or cancelations can influence the tour.

Cancellation Policy :
Cancellation Policy :

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the prebooked tour.

Covid19 special information :
Covid19 special information :

All customer touchpoints are frequently cleaned.
Social distancing is maintained in vehicles up to 65% of the total capacity per vehicle ( taxi-minivan-minibus-bus)
The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds.
Masks are required, please bring your own..

Included/Excluded

  • Local Hiking guide.
  • Tour planning – Sightseeing.
  • Lunch in the local restaurant with local Messinian products.
  • Photographs from the tour.
  • All taxes.
  • Liability insurance.
  • Anything not mentioned above.
  • Transfer from / to your accommodation.
  • Entrance tickets to Folkore Museum of Kato Melpeia.
  • Personal expenses.
  • Personal Insurance.
  • Any kind of extra food and beverage.
  • Tips and Portages (Optional).

Tour's Location

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I'm not staying in a hotel, what is the closest pick up point?
You will need to provide the nearest major hotel to where you are staying, and enter these details as the pick up in your booking request. Alternatively you can make your way to the main departure point (Nedontos 79 str.).
Are you offering special group rates?
Trigilidas Travel as a tour organizer is specialized also to groups and private tours so please mail us at info@trigilidas.gr or info.trigilidas.com.
Can I change/amend my booking?
It may be possible to amend your booking however, this depends upon the type of amendment required and is at the discretion of the travel service provider. Contact Trigilidas Travel customer care department with your current booking details and specific details of your amendment, and we will be able to advise if the change/amendment is possible.
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