Mountain trekking in the heart of the Peloponnese

Mainalon mountain, Vitina, Peloponnese

Live an unforgettable 8-day trekking adventure through the stunning landscapes of Mount Mainalon in the heart of the Peloponnese. Representing a stunning range with 50 peaks of over 1500 meters (5000 feet), the Mainalon mountain range features dense forests, beautiful meadows, and many traditional stone-built villages, along with ancient and medieval sites, byzantine temples, secluded monasteries, abandoned watermills, stone bridges, paved hiking paths and magical forest trails. This tailormade tour is based on the certified European hiking path known as the Menalon Trail.

Mount Mainalon is in effect a natural, cultural and historical region. It has even inspired European art and literature over the centuries with the famous phrase “Et in Arcadia ego”, related to the idyllic paradise-like renaissance paintings and works of literature. The range’s undulating peaks and ravines, hilly meadows and high plateaus forms an impressively varied landscape. The range hosts numerous habitats that harbor many Greek endemic plant species as well as fascinating wildlife. Very notable are ecosystems surrounding the unique Greek fir and black pine forests, as well as several remarkable amphibians, reptiles and mammals which have been recorded onsite.

Tour highlights

  • Walking through spectacular gorges and along streams
  • Wondrous monasteries above the gorge
  • Picturesque stone villages in nature
  • Dense fir forests
  • Historical stone bridges
  • Old watermills
  • Freshwater springs
  • Serenity and magical aura

Activity

  • 5 to 8 hiking days, depending on your pace
  • Must be in fit condition
  • Equipment: hiking boots, hiking sticks, day-use backpack, raincoat. Depending on season more equipment may be recommended.
  • Optional visit to Ancient Olympia at the end of the tour

Rates

From 285 EUR per person, double room (includes all taxes)

Included

  • Accommodation: 6 nights in traditional guesthouses
  • Breakfast
  • Roadbook and GPS tracks
  • Transfers to starting point of the hike and from the endpoint, where required
  •  24/7 emergency contact
  • Professional liability insurance
  • VAT 24% and all taxes

Optional services

  • Transfers from/to Athens or Tripoli
  • Guide for the hikes
  • Car rental from/to Athens or Tripoli
  • Overnight visit to Ancient Olympia on day 7
  • Single room or triple room

Not included

  • Personal travel insurance
  • Meals other than breakfast
  • Snacks, drinks, tips

Notes

  • Simplified version of this trekking tour is also available.
  • Change accommodation almost every night or remain in Vytina throughout your stay with transfers every morning and evening from/to hiking points.

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Price: From €285