Live the experience of he highest peak of the Peloponnese, Taygetos at 2407 meters !!
The impressive view of the perfect pyramid is worthwhile both at east and west. The mountain is ideal for ascents to the top and crossings. It’s worth noting the great climbing interest of the crossing of the Pentadaktylos ridge, one of the prettiest mountainous routes, with a view of the entire mountainous Peloponnese.The mountain has a shelter and easy access. During the winter the ascents are done mainly on the Sparta side.
Our purpose here is not to impart your knowledge, nor to do a training course, but to provide you top guiding, materials and safety in order to have a nice day hiking or your first paths or knowing a new important hiking destination as more experienced.
From Kalamata we need 2 hours to approach Sparta and the hiking sector of Taygetos mountain.
It is the highest mountain range in the Peloponnese peninsula in Southern Greece. Taygetos is 2.407m above sea level and it is a mountain with rich flora and fauna, included in the Natura 2000 network of natural habitats.
For centuries Taygetos was the ultimate training field for the Legendary Spartan warriors. Before the ascent it is required to meet the imposing statue of King Leonidas in Sparta, so we can have his wishes.
According to Greek mythology, Taygetos took its name from the nymph Taygeti, one of the Atlantians and daughter of Atlas. However, according to ancient Greek history, at the top there was a temple of Apollo, the God of the Sun and music.
The Spartans threw criminals, traitors and captives, into a chasm of Taygetos known as Ceadas.
From the Spartan shelter, at the Varvara spot at 1,550 meters, we leave the Spartan side of Taygetos behind us and four hours later, climbing the last few meters of the mysterious pyramid summit we will meet the roofless chapel of the Prophet Elija. The view of the entire Messinian bay will lie before us. The return is almost through the same places with different view.
Grab the opportunity and meet god’s Apollo Mountain accompanied by our expert – mountain guide !!
Prices / minimum 4 persons
150€/person for minimum 4 participants.
150€/Kid age 13+ for 4 participants.
Prices / 5 up to 8 persons
140€/person for minimum 5 participants.
140€/Kid age 13+ for 5 participants.
For less or more participants please contact us in order to offer you flexible rates.
This 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.
Comfortable sport shoes - clothing.
Meeting place: Your residence.
Meeting time: 07:00
Arrival time: 19:00
Final meeting point,time and information will be advised by sms or email one (1) day before the departure of your tour.
Basic physical condition.
-to take part to this tour all participants has to be 13+ years old and above
-all participants must be in good physical and mental health condition to climb.
No climbing experience required. Walking is nessecery.
Children need to be accompanied by an adult.
Participants should feel comfortable in walking and able to walk.
Season: Spring, Summer, Autumn
Route: 17 km (in total)
Route Length: 9 km (in total)
Walking Time: 6-7 hours (in total)
Kids friendly: 13+
Ratio guide to guest: 1:7
For any tour is required a minimoum 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..