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Taygetos "View From Above"

easy level/ suitable for adults

In five minutes from the center of Sparta starts a beautiful circular tour  of mount Taygetos by foot!

Our trip starts from Parori (altitude 270m) along a stone path to the old monastery, named "Panagia Zagouna". The view of Eyrota's valley is magnificent.

We enjoy the forest of oaks and firs. As we visit the old monastery of Faneromeni (altitude 780m), we start descending the famous E4 (european path) until the church of Sotira where we reach the steep gorge lagada. 

As the flow of the river creates waterfalls and small lakes at the bottom, we descend the cliff from its top along a small path, surrounded by a colorful landscape.

The view of the gorge is amazing and the experience of this hiking tour remains unforgetable!

Description 4 hour tour

suitable for adults (not recommended for people with fear of heights and acrophobia)

season: all year

hiking time: 3 hours and 30 min

duration (total): 4 hours

distance: 5,8 km

altitude: 270m-780m

approach by car: 50 min away from Gytheio

meeting point: your place

departure time: 08.00 a.m.

view from above

Price 42€/person

minimum 2 persons required

experienced guide-escort


traditional snack

first aid kit


taxes and fees

walking poles, backpack (if needed)

hiking tour "view from above"


suitable shoes (sport or hiking shoes)


appropriate clothes  for the season.

comfortable athletic clothing that allows you to move freely.


bottle of water



old monastery panagia zagouna
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