A half day hike in Kardamyli of western Mani

Activity ID : 812
5 hours
Jan - Dec
Minimum participation limit 10 years
English, Greek

Activity Description

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

Starting our hike from the fort of old Kardamyli we follow the trail of the ancient so-called ‘’royal street’’ connecting Kardamyli with Sparta during ancient years. We walk on a pathway immersed in olive trees, pines, and cypress trees. We visit some of the traditional villages of the region, we walk through their narrow streets and alleys learning about their history. Byzantine churches, stone-built watchtowers, old fountains, and olive, and grain mills reveal the life of locals in the past. A blast of colors and aromas from wildflowers and herbs overwhelm us and brings us even closer to the natural environment. Just a breath away, mount Taygetos with its imposing peaks. A small break for a healthy picnic with traditional local delicacies gives us additional energy.

Route Information:

  • Route length: 12 km
  • Route type: Circular
  • Activity time with breaks: 5+ hours
  • Meeting time: 9:30 a.m.
  • Meeting point: Kardamyli square.
  • Difficulty: Easy, with a few challenging parts
  • Suitability: Family friendly, Group friendly, Couples, Seniors, Youth, Kids over 10 years old


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