Today you will walk with our guides in trails parallel and through Lousios river gorge, also known as the “Mount Athos of the Peloponnese”, on account of the monasteries that appear to be literally hanging from the cliffs.
You will visit the most historical monasteries and end the hike at the archaeological site of Ancient Gortyna, along the rushing Lousios river that used to be named Gortynios in the ancient times.
Your experience ends with a delicious homemade picnic made from Greek local ingredients.
During the summer time you can also enjoy a refreshing swim in the crystal clear waters of Lousios.
Prices / minimum 4 persons
70€/person for minimum 4 participants.
60€/Kid age 10+ for 4 participants.
Prices / 5 up to 8 persons
55€/person for minimum 5 participants.
45€/Kid age 10+ for 5 participants.
For less or more participants please contact us in order to offer you flexible rates.Less
10.00: Meet at Ancient Gortys.
10.00-10.45: Transfer to the starting point at Filosofou Monastery.
10.45-12:00: Hike to St.John Prodromos Monastery.
12.00-12.30: Visit St.John Prodromos Monastery.
12.30-13.15: Hike to Ancient Gortys.
14.00-.... Photos exhange and end of Activity.
This tour is available all year,depending the weather conditions.Winter trips are largely dependent on the on the rainfalls and the weather but are still possible. You can select your date during the booking process. We’ll then get back to you with the confirmation.
Hiking shoes (boots are not necessary).
Long hiking pants.
Second T-shirt for change.
Hat or beanie.
Your own personal water bottle. As part of our environmental policy and actions, we are committed to eliminating the use of plastic water bottles.
Meeting Point: Ancient Gortyna Site.
Meeting Time: 10.00 am
Final meeting point,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 experience required. Light walking is nessecery.
Ages between 8-70 years old.
This is not an extreme hike, but hiking in a gorge like Lousios can still provide a challenge. You should be fit enough to walk for a few hours at a time and be ready to climb up in some parts of the route.
This is a great tour for individual, solo travelers, families with older teens, as well as small groups or couples.
If you’re not sure about your level of fitness and suitability to this trip, just get in touch and we’ll be happy to talk it through with you.
Children need to be accompanied by an adult.
Participants should feel comfortable in walking and able to walk.
Duration: 3-4 hours
Difficulty: Easy - Medium
Meeting Point: Ancient Gortyna, aprox 10: a.m
Tour Ends: Ancient Gortyna aprox 13:00- 14:00.
Distance : 10 km.
Group Size: min 4 - max 30 people
Age: Kids 10+, young children with some hiking experience.
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..