This hiking in Taygetus will take you to the highest peak of the whole Peloponnese to live an unforgettable experience!
A minimum number of 4 participants is required for this tour
The mountain ridge of one hundred kilometers separates Messinia from Sparta. Large gorges and canyons present a succession of habitats with various ecosystems and flora with countless endemic plants. The summit, a solid limestone forms an almost perfect pyramid and it is considered as a sacred place from ancient times. Ascending to the summit was very important in ancient times and still is today.
Our route begins from the mountaineering refuge to ‘’Prophet Elias’’, the highest peak of the mountain and of the whole Peloponnese. We penetrate into the mountain by maneuvering between rocks until we reach alpine meadows where the undergrowth of herbs and wildflowers are dominant with most important the endemic mountain tea. As we ascend we take furtive glances behind while we gain more height and we enjoy the spectacular view that the mountain generously offers.
We continue until the point ”portes”, a split of the ridge that marks our entry into the final part of our journey, the summit. We leave behind ‘’portes’’ walking the so called ‘’immortal ridge’’ a few steps more and we touch the summit plateau conquering the highest point of the mountain. The view from the top is breathtaking since our gaze is fades away to all corners of the horizon. After a healthy picnic that will get our batteries charged we take the road back.
Breathtaking view of the whole Peloponnese
Hike to the highest mountain of Peloponnese
Feel the power of nature on the top of the mountain
Picnic with local delicacies
Led by local guides
English speaking Guide
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: Ascent, Descent
Activity duration with breaks: 5-6 hours
Suitability: Suitable for all / relatively good fitness is required
Mountaineering refuge of EOS Sparta
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
Relatively rapid change in altitude difference during the ascent defines the level of difficulty to moderate however; there are no parts of the route with great difficulty in accessing or crossing.