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Hiking around Kardamyli

by Explore Messinia Duration 4h 30m Free cancellation available No booking or credit card fees
per traveler Price is $57

The place

Land of stone and light, villages perched on the outskirts of mount Taygetos with tower houses and countless chapels, settlements bordering with the sea, steep canyons and caves and beaches entangled with olive groves. The charm of Mani is precisely these contrasts. This is a hike to the land and the traditions of the Mani, the place where every stone has its own history. Here, the magnificence of the mountainous nature is harmoniously combined with the allure of the sea as gigantic mount Taygetos is so close from the embrace of the Mediterranean.

The activity

Our tour starts from the fortified tower houses of old Kardamili as we follow the path that once was part of the ancient so called ‘’royal road’’ connecting Kardamili with Sparta. Along the way we visit some of the traditional, beautiful little villages of the region, we walk through their narrow streets as we learn about their past. Byzantine churches, stone built watchtowers, old fountains olive and grain mills reveal the life of the past. In a small distance ahead, mount Taygetos stands snowed in some of its highest peaks. A small break for a healthy picnic with traditional local delicacies gives us additional supply of energy. A burst of colors and fragrances of flowers and herbs overwhelm us and bring us even closer to the natural environment. We walk through an easy route, sometimes a stone built path and sometimes a shady pathway, immersed in olive trees, pines and cypress trees. Along the way we discover all the elements and images that make up the scenery of Mani, narrate its past and lifestyle of Mani inhabitants throughout time.

Starting time: 9:30 a.m.

Location: Kardamili central square

Implementation period: All year round (upon request)

Trail distance: 12 km

Route type: Circular

Activity duration with breaks: 5+ hours

Difficulty: Moderate

Suitability: Suitable for all / relatively good fitness is required

Meeting point: Kardamili

Participants should have with them:

1. Bottle of water 2. Hat 3. Sun cream (during summer months) 4. Hiking shoes or trainers (Open shoes, sandals or flip-flops are unsuitable) 5. Hiking backpack (if available)

The place

Land of stone and light, villages perched on the outskirts of mount Taygetos with tower houses and countless chapels, settlements bordering with the sea, steep canyons and caves and beaches entangled with olive groves. The charm of Mani is precisely these contrasts. This is a hike to the land and the traditions of the Mani, the place where every stone has its own history. Here, the magnificence of the mountainous nature is harmoniously combined with the allure of the sea as gigantic mount Taygetos is so close from the embrace of the Mediterranean.

The activity

Our tour starts from the fortified tower houses of old Kardamili as we follow the path that once was part of the ancient so called ‘’royal road’’ connecting Kardamili with Sparta. Along the way we visit some of the traditional, beautiful little villages of the region, we walk through their narrow streets as we learn about their past. Byzantine churches, stone built watchtowers, old fountains olive and grain mills reveal the life of the past. In a small distance ahead, mount Taygetos stands snowed in some of its highest peaks. A small break for a healthy picnic with traditional local delicacies gives us additional supply of energy. A burst of colors and fragrances of flowers and herbs overwhelm us and bring us even closer to the natural environment. We walk through an easy route, sometimes a stone built path and sometimes a shady pathway, immersed in olive trees, pines and cypress trees. Along the way we discover all the elements and images that make up the scenery of Mani, narrate its past and lifestyle of Mani inhabitants throughout time.

Starting time: 9:30 a.m.

Location: Kardamili central square

Implementation period: All year round (upon request)

Trail distance: 12 km

Route type: Circular

Activity duration with breaks: 5+ hours

Difficulty: Moderate

Suitability: Suitable for all / relatively good fitness is required

Meeting point: Kardamili

Participants should have with them:

1. Bottle of water 2. Hat 3. Sun cream (during summer months) 4. Hiking shoes or trainers (Open shoes, sandals or flip-flops are unsuitable) 5. Hiking backpack (if available)

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9:30 AM, Hiking around Kardamyli in English, includes Food Only

Duration 4h 30m No booking or credit card fees

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per traveler
$56.15

Total price is $56.15, taxes included

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Hiking around Kardamyli

Activity Location

Kardamyli 240 22

Meeting/Redemption Point
  • Kardamili

    Kardamyli 240 22


Highlights

  • Includes photos from the activity

  • We walk on cobblestone paths and trails through the olive gr

  • We discover Byzantine churches, watchtowers, old olive mills

  • Ideal for hikers without much previous experience

  • You will taste homemade picnic of local products


Inclusions

  • Guide

  • Tour planning – Sightseeing

  • Picnic with local products

  • Photographs from the tour


Know Before You Book

  • Explore Messinia reserves the right to modify or cancel any outdoor activity due to bad weather or technical difficulties.

  • This hike is suitable for children over 10 yers old