Taygetus is a very large mountain where resistance fighters hid for years during the Ottoman era. Today, it is easy to get lost, although there are efforts to identify its paths and render it more eco-friendly for visitors, complete with information centres. Climbing can start at the mountain refuge in the Faridos municipality. The forest of Pentavli in the area is worth a visit.
The Hellenic Kalamata Climbing Union in nearby Messinia and the Kotronaros Base Camp are two organizations that offer activities in mountain climbing for the region.