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
approach by car: 50 min away from Gytheio
meeting point: your place
departure time: 08.00 a.m.
minimum 2 persons required
first aid kit
taxes and fees
walking poles, backpack (if needed)
suitable shoes (sport or hiking shoes)
appropriate clothes for the season.
comfortable athletic clothing that allows you to move freely.
bottle of water