“View to Evrotas valley from the top of Taygetos mountain ” Hiking experience :
In Taygetos there are many well-preserved trails that until recently connected the plain of Sparta with the mountain villages. Hiking on them is an excellent way of connecting with the plethora of nature and cultural elements of Taygetos. One of those trails is the one we offer with starting point being the village Parori near Mystras. The old path, wisely crafted, will lead us up smoothly to the abandoned monastery of Panagia Zagouna, built in a large hollow of the rock. We will continue through the verdant Chrysolangado to the Faneromeni Monastery, the highest point of the route. From there we will go down to Lagada’s stream. The last part of the hike is a spectacular trail that goes down the stream. The path, in several places, is carved on towering rocks. The view of the hillsides, the rich vegetation and the clear water make up an amazing landscape. A small detour leads us to the cave church of Panagia Lagadiotissa, filled with 14th century frescoes. The end of the hike is the village Parori, the place we departed from.
Prices / minimum 4 persons
Prices / 5 up to 8 persons
The price depends on the number of participants, activity, duration and transfer.
For less or more participants please contact us in order to offer you flexible rates.Less
In five minutes from the center of Sparta starts a beautiful circular tour of mount Taygetos by foot!
Our trip starts from Parori (altitude 270m) along a stone path to the old monastery, named "Panagia Zagouna". The view of Eyrota's valley is magnificent.
We enjoy the forest of oaks and firs. As we visit the old monastery of Faneromeni (altitude 780m), we start descending the famous E4 (european path) until the church of Sotira where we reach the steep gorge lagada.
As the flow of the river creates waterfalls and small lakes at the bottom, we descend the cliff from its top along a small path, surrounded by a colorful landscape.
The view of the gorge is amazing and the experience of this hiking tour remains unforgetable!
This outdoor activity is available 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.
Shoes suitable for the hike.
Suitable clothing depending on weather conditions and season (change of clothes).
Sunscreen (sunscreen, sunhat, sunglasses).
Backpack with snacks and min 1,5L water.
Meeting point : At square of Parori village.
Starting point : At square of Parori village.
Final time and information will be advised by sms or email one (1) day before the departure of your tour/activity.
Good mood and good physical and mental condition.
No hiking or climbing experience required. Light walking is nessecery.
Children need to be accompanied by an adult.
Difficulty level : easy / suitable for adults.
Suitable for adults (not recommended for people with fear of heights and acrophobia)
Season: all year.
Hiking time: 3 hours and 30 min.
Duration (total): 4 hours.
Distance: 5,8 km.
Meeting point: At Parori village.
Departure time: 08.00 a.m.
Group Size: min. 2 persons max 12 people.
Age: No limit.
Participants should feel comfortable in walking and able to walk.
This is a great activity for a holiday for those who want to have a first hike experience but also for those who love to hike.
The trek is of average difficulty so you don’t need to be especially fit.
No trekking experience is required.
Great for solo travelers, couples, friends, and parents with young children (6 years minimum)
First-time hikers are welcome.
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.
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the prebooked tour.
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..