Hiking on old paths through the diverse Greek landscape and traditional villages forgotten by time. The colors, and shapes of the flowers, trees, rocks, summits, old houses and bridges, the game of the sun with the clouds or the waves, the smell of the herbs after the rain. All of... More
Hiking on old paths through the diverse Greek landscape and traditional villages forgotten by time. The colors, and shapes of the flowers, trees, rocks, summits, old houses and bridges, the game of the sun with the clouds or the waves, the smell of the herbs after the rain. All of these are the joy of senses and are talking about a world that many of us have forgotten because of modern life.
Slowly we will have again a better understanding for plants and animals and how the forces of nature form the landscape. We will be reminded that, humans are part of the ecosystem and they were not strangers or enemies. This is a relationship that we have to regain.
An interesting hike through the old path that connects the village Prastos with the village Kastanitsa on the eastern side of Mt. Parnonas. Those two villages are located in an area called Tsakonia. This is an area of wild beauty that until recently was isolated. That’s the reason why the villages have maintained their traditional style. The inhabitants still speak a peculiar dialect, Tsakonika, which originates from the ancient Dorian dialect. The same roots have the inhabitants, the so called Tsakones (= From Tsakonia), that originate from the ancients Spartans. People proud and independent, abandoned the Spartan region many centuries ago and settled in this wild place to preserve their independence from all sorts of conquerors. Kastanitsa is considered one of the most beautiful traditional villages in Greece. There, one should not miss out on the delicious chestnut-based food served at the village tavern. In the highlights of of the hike is the crossing of the chestnut tree forest over Kastanitsa, which is especially magical during Autumn.
Prices / minimum 4 persons
- 95€/person for minimum 4 participants.
- 95€/Kid age 10+ for 4 participants.
Prices / 5 up to 8 persons
- 85€/person for minimum 5 participants.
- 85€/Kid age 10+ for 5 participants.
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.