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Discover with our guides the natural beauty of Messinia’s nature and wildlife: hidden waterfalls, isolated beaches and lonely mountain peaks.
Most of these tours include swimming in the sea or rivers and are also suitable for families with children.
Cultural Hiking Tours combine easy hikes with a visit to historical sites, local workshops and traditional villages. Specialists introduce local customs or artisanry, natural highlights and traditional cuisine. On these tours you see, hear and taste Messinia’s history, wildlife and recipes.
At the foothills of mount Lykaion lay the springs of a beautiful “female” river called Neda.
The river is a natural boundary between Ilia and Messinia. According to Greek mythology Neda was a nymph, a goddess of water and she was one of those who nourished Zeus. The gorge of river Neda is a natural wonder of the Messinian countryside. The constantly varying landscape, the lush, the turquoise waters and the majestic cliffs, make the crossing of this gorge an unforgettable experience.
Our route begins near village of Platania where we gain access to the gorge from the nearby bridge. We get all the necessary equipment and we are ready to do an amazing crossing. We follow the stream which leads us into a totally unspoiled natural environment. We walk through wild vegetation, old plane trees and wild oaks, through narrow rocky passages and impressive ponds discovering a well hidden and genuine natural paradise. Near the village of Neda we discover an enchanting portrait of nature. A creek called ‘’ neraidorema’’ (fairy creek). Crystal waterfalls flowing endlessly create blue ponds then poured into the main river and continue rapidly their course to the sea. At this spot is the end of our journey. We relax in the wake of the gurgling water enjoying traditional delicacies and refreshing swims in the cool waters of the ponds.
Visit one of the wildest mountain areas on the Peloponnese peninsula. On this hike we enter an unspoiled natural environment, see historic monument and visit paradise like waterfalls. In the midst of nature we enjoy our picnic and have the chance to swim in the crystal clear water of the river. The visit to an old watermill and some relaxing time with a Greek coffee makes this tour complete.
Family friendly !
Prices for minimum 7 persons
For less or more participants please contact us in order to offer you flexible rates.Less