Hiking tour at the Mount Kalathi of Kalamata, very close to the city of Kalamata and admire the breathtaking view of the Messinian Gulf and land!
A minimum number of 3 participants is required for this tour
Just a breath from Kalamata stands mount Kalathi, a mountain visible from any side of the city. You can see it sometimes clear, sometimes lost in the clouds. It is very rare for a mountain of such height to be located so close to a city and the sea. On its slopes picturesque villages smothered in green and even higher on its summit, forests of fir and pine trees and a stunning views to the sea, Kalamata, and of course to the gigantic Taygetos.
We begin our tour from the cosmopolitan suburb of Kalamata the village of Kato Verga by following the cobbled path ascending west to the village of Ano Verga. A historic village perched on the mountainside with a plethora of old stone houses, narrow alleys and springs with crystal waters. We discover an authentic traditional Greek village lost among walnut, mulberry and chestnut and belted with numerous chapels.
The view from the village over the Messinian Bay and the city of Kalamata is breathtaking offering also cool air even on the hottest summer days. Outside the village on the old threshing floors we stop for rest and a picnic with tastes from local traditional delicacies and fruits. We continue acsending to the top of the mountain, leaving behind us the last terraces with orchards and pastures. The path goes up smoothly and the first firs make their appearance. We are now on the top in a dense fir forest watching the summits of central Taygetos. Here there is absolute tranquility; we hear only the rustle of leaves.
Ideal hiking tour for Kalamata vacationers
Admire the stunning view of Kalamata from the mountain Kalathi
Mix up with locals
Picnic with local delicacies
Led by local guides
Local English speaking Tour Leader
Tour planning – Sightseeing
Walking poles, Backpack (if necessary)
Photographs from the tour
Picnic with traditional Greek products
Transfer services to and from the start and finish points (upon request with extra charge)
Trail distance: 8 km
Route type: Directional
Activity duration with breaks: 4 hours
Suitability: Suitable for all / relatively good physical condition required
Meeting point for the Hiking tour at the Mount Kalathi:
Verga or Kalamata
Bottle of water
Sun cream (during summer months)
Hiking shoes or trainers (Open shoes, sandals or flip-flops are unsuitable)
Hiking backpack (if available)
Weather will not affect the operation of the tour. However if canceled due to unfavorable weather conditions, you will be given the option of an alternative date or full refund
Confirmation for this tour will be received at time of booking
The altitude difference which is mostly covered uphill is the main feature of this route. We begin from 400 meters above sea level ascending to 1300 meters.