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  Duration: 2 Days
  Group: 4-10 people
  Departure: Athens center
  Meals: Snacks and meals are included in this trip
  Level: Easy
  Altitude: 2407 m

Overview

The imposing Taygetos hides countless secrets and an impressive natural landscape and invites you to discover it through its paths. Follow us on a two-day mountain hike in the highest mountain of the Peloponnese.

The whole area is part of the Natura 2000 network, as well as it belongs to the Important Bird Areas of our country. The zone of central Taygetos has been proposed to be included in the National Parks of Greece, as a protected area, with rare species of animals and plants and with landscapes and ecosystems of great interest.

 

Highlights of this journey:
 
- Hike to Taygetos peak
- Visit Mystras Castle

Physical Condition & Experience Requirements

Taygetos trail is not a technical hike but a good stamina is an advance. No prior trekking experience is required; however having done some hikes before will still be an asset. It is recommended for participants with pre-existing medical conditions such as heart, lung, and blood diseases to consult their doctor before any hike.

Trek Itinerary

DAY1 ButtonMaganiari spring - refuge house -Taygetos peak. 

For the ones located in Athens, we meet at 07.30 at the metro station Doukissis Plakentias (blue line) We will depart at 08.00am towards Sparti . The meeting point for everyone is at the central square of the town at 11.30. After a short briefing for the day's program we head towards the starting point of our path, at Maganiari spring located at the altitude of 980 m. From this point, starts the main path that we will take and crosses the mountain forest. The first part of todays hike takes about 2 hours to get to Taygetos' shelter. We will take a rest there, a snack to recover our strengths and we will get ready for the second part of the hiking which is the ultimate goal of the day, the peak of the mountain. (2.407μ.) We hike back to the refuge house to have a dinner and a briefing from the guide about the next day's plan.
 
refuge house    Accomodation refuge house
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DAY2 Button
Refuge house - Anavriti village - Mystras Castle

After breakfast we leave from the refuge house at 09.00, for Anavriti village. A beautiful 6-hour hike in the woods. In the village we will have a rest enjoying a greek coffee and later on a lunch.
It is time to take the van and visit the archaeological site of Mistras. Built on the slopes of Taygetus, the Castle of Mystras takes the visitor on a journey in time. A landscape that generously offers an unprecedented cultural experience and awakens the senses. After the visit we return back in Athens.

  trek icon small1    6 hours hiking

What is included in the price

  • Transportation from Athens to Taygetos mountain and return.
  • Hiking Equipment (baton)
  • Snacks during the hikes
  • 1 night accomodation in the refuge house
  • All meals (2 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 1 dinners)
  • English speaking guide
  • Luggage transfer
  • Raincoat (upon demand)
  • All taxes


What is not included in the price

  • Booking flights to Athens
  • Travel insurance
  • Tickets to Mystras archaeological site
  • Sleeping bags
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Additional expences as a result of leaving the tour earlier
  • Additional expences as a result of staying longer
  • All other services that are not listed above

What to bring with you

  • Hiking shoes
  • Headlamp
  • Daypack or Backpack
  • Water Bottle
  • Extra clothes
  • Waterproof jacket
  • Hat
  • Sunscreen

Taygetos Mt. Tour

€ 270

/starting price per person

Hiking Equipment
English speaking guide
Transportation
Accomodation Snacks and meals
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Mystras Castle

Built on the slopes of Taygetus mountain, the Castle of Mystras takes the visitor on a journey in time.

English speaking guide

A local guide speaking fluently English will guide you throughout the hike.

Anavriti trail

A beautiful hiking trail, part of the famous E4, through deep forest that you will definitely enjoy.

Taygetos peak

A breathtaking view from Taygetos peak is something you should not miss.

Charateristics of the hike

Trip Duration

Duration of Taygetos tour, including the transportation is 2 days.

Period of operation

Taygetos tour is available on for the months May to October.

Minimum attendance

The minimun attendance for Taygetos tour is 4 persons.

Hiking Level

The difficulty level for the Taygetos tour is easy