Starting from Kardamili explore the picturesque Mani on foot, participating in this amazing tour!
A minimum number of 3 participants is required for this tour
This route is a small trek to the place and the traditions of outer Mani where every stone has its own history. Here, the magnificence of the mountainous nature is harmoniously combined with the allure of the sea as gigantic mount Taygetos is so close from the embrace of the Mediterranean.
Our tour starts from the fortified tower houses of old Kardamili as we follow the path that once was part of the ancient so called ‘’royal road’’ connecting Kardamili with Sparta. Along the way we visit some of the traditional, beautiful little villages of the region, we walk through their narrow streets as we learn about their past. In a small distance ahead, mount Taygetos stands snowed in some of its highest peaks.
A small break for a healthy picnic with traditional local delicacies gives us additional supply of energy. A burst of colors and fragrances of flowers and herbs overwhelm us and bring us even closer to the natural environment. We walk through an easy route, sometimes a stone built path and sometimes a shady pathway, immersed in olive trees, pines and cypress trees. Along the way we discover all the elements and images that make up the scenery of Mani, narrate its past and lifestyle of Mani inhabitants throughout time.
Hike through traditional villages of Mani
Mix up with locals by visiting their land and their everyday life
Wander along the natural beauties of Mani
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: 12 km
Route type: Circular
Activity duration with breaks: 4 hours
Suitability: Suitable for all / relatively good fitness is required
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 distance covered combined with the variation in elevation difference define the level of difficulty as moderate. However there are no parts of the route with great difficulty.