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A spectacular hike among lush greenery, listening to the river

We had an awesome, memorable hike between Prodromos Monastery and the Philosopher's Old Monastery... read more

Reviewed 4 January 2018
Kalomira C
Great scenic Walk & the best memory of Greece

We walked from Stemnitsa town & saw two old monasteries along the way. However we had a bit of... read more

Reviewed 28 November 2017
miko n
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Armidale, Australia
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The Menalon Trail is a long mountain trail of 75 Km in Arcadia. The trail crosses 9 villages and uses parts of an infinite trail network, which were then rearranged in a serial structure and sign posted systematically by a large group of volunteers from Eastern Gortynia and the participation of Club of Mountaineers and Ecologists of Arcadia (SAOO) under the coordination of the 10 volunteers trained by the ERA team (the funding of the signage and expenses were covered by local businesses and associations). The design and creation of the information and orientation signs was made by Society for the Environment and Cultural Heritage with the funding of the Leventis Foundation. The mapping of the area, the construction of the web and mobile applications as well as the software application to plan the signposting was undertaken by the AnaDigit cartographic company. The certification control costs were covered by the Municipality of Gortynia.
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Reviewed 4 January 2018

We had an awesome, memorable hike between Prodromos Monastery and the Philosopher's Old Monastery. A moderate hike that needs about 20 minutes to reach from one side to the other. Excellent path signing, every few meters. Comfortable shoes are strongly recommended and the use of...More

2  Thank Kalomira C
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Reviewed 28 November 2017 via mobile

We walked from Stemnitsa town & saw two old monasteries along the way. However we had a bit of trouble getting a trail map. Before we left Australia, we bought a map via Menalon Trail site, but no matter how I tried, I just couldn’t...More

3  Thank miko n
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Reviewed 7 November 2017

I recently visited and walked part 5 of Menalon Trail, starting from Vytina to Nymfasia..but we also walked all the way to Kernitsa monastery...I am an experience and professional guide myself from Evia island..My visit was part of the the 1st Panhellenic Meeting on Hiking...More

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Reviewed 18 October 2017

You can break this trail up into "do-able" parts. I walked one section with my very informative guide from Explore Menalo, guide highly recommended, but you can also explore independently. Lovely river valleys fir forests and storybook villages it is a 70km trail, and it...More

Thank Lucinda P
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Reviewed 28 September 2017

We have just finished the full 8 sections of the trail. Like many of the reviewers we enjoyed the fir forests, the rock perched monasteries, the picturesque villages and the hospitality of the villagers. The late season had its effect so some villages were practically...More

3  Thank Yaakov Y
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Reviewed 4 May 2017 via mobile

Easy access...landed Athens.. train direct to Korinthos.. great value car hire with Vasilopoulos car hire including pick up and drop from station.. 90 min easy drive to Stemnitsa for overnight guest house then walk in 5 stages ..not 8. Trail times are very ambitious especially...More

4  Thank DAVID W
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Reviewed 3 May 2017

Half way walk in the lovely Lousious river and amazing hidden gems. Not too adventurous if you are in reasonable physical shape. Try to depart early before the heat and the crowds.

2  Thank oren t
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Reviewed 20 April 2017

This network of paths offers the visitor the chance to experience a scenic walk through the woods, by the river, on the top of mountains, in a gorge in a constantly changing environment. The hiker must be well prepared for rapid weather changes and never...More

1  Thank thanaseto
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Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

A bit rugged with difficulty finding trail markers at times. Scenery is gorgeous with a deep gorge, an ancient bridge and spring along the way. We were alone the entire hike. Well worth the effort.

Thank William G
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Reviewed 23 August 2016

There were once a group of forward thinking people with passion that build the trail. They did everything perfect: courses, signs, good orientation, diversified attraction and the possibility to divide and join different parts of the trail. But 1-2 years later it turned out that...More

1  Thank marewi
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journey2gether
10 December 2017|
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Response from miko n | Reviewed this property |
Hi did you try emailing Menalon Trail Office, vp@menalontrail.eu Or ring ‭+306944365017‬(mob) or ‭+302795022992‬(office)? I think there is an accommodation (Airbnb) in Markos but you still have to walk more than 3 hours... More
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MattRossVancouver
23 September 2017|
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Response from oren t | Reviewed this property |
Bi Matt, Not sure camping is allowed in the trail. Not sure whether anyone is monitoring it, but pretty sure people don't stay overnight. Could get quite rainy in December. Watch the forecast and enjoy!!
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Yaakov Y
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Response from oren t | Reviewed this property |
Hi Yaacov, Don't have a clue re buses in the area, as I've traveled with a rental car. However, if you're not in a hurry to catch a flight or the sort, there shouldn't be a problem- there are buses going to and from all... More
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