Mount Taygetos
Mount Taygetos
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A beautiful mountain range great for hiking: the top of this mountain provides spectacular views of the surrounding countryside and coast.
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surya77
Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany441 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2019
We decided to take the old mountain road from Sparta to Kalamata, and, although it took more time, we thoroughly enjoyed the drive - lovely scenery and open vistas on the western side, no cars, nature at it's best.
At the beginning of the uphill stretch there is a small church with a tiny taverna, by the road, under trees and with lots of running water, perfect for coffee of even a meal.
The condition of the tarmac road is good. There are quite a few curves, but, its not frightening for those who suffer from fear of heights, as I do.
Taygetos is a great place for hikers and rock climbers.
The road didn't take us through any villages, but, on the western ridge, we could see villages on the hillside.
Apart from the little taverna mentioned above, there is no other place for food or petrol until one is approaching Kalamata.
Well worth taking this road versus highway, at least once.
Written 19 August 2019
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Velo_Mitrovich
London, UK30 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2018 • Couples
We took the old mountain road between Kalamtaa and Sparti around 15 October 2018, there were two cars we saw driving west and just us driving east. Compared to how the traffic used to be, it's a pleasure. Beautiful, beautiful scenery. On the western side of the Taygetos, there are some lovely mountain villages and a road that leads to Kalamata with even LESS traffic. I suspect in the summer it would be a different story but in October, you'll have the road to yourself. Be sure to pack a lunch, all restaurants we saw were closed. For those of you wanting thrills, there are several places for cliff scaling.
Written 23 December 2018
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Sindel72
Madrid, Spain1,296 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2018 • Family
It’s only 55km between Kalamata and Sparta, but through this mountain road it takes you about 90-100 minutes to cover it. Views are great if the cliffs and woods, all green and also with nice winds to calm the heat.
Written 12 August 2018
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sandybaham
Hammond, LA134 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2017 • Couples
Beautiful drive through and over the mountains. Lovely vistas around every turn. Be sure to gas up and bring water, not much in between. Slow go because of the many twists and turns but totally worth the effort.
Written 19 September 2017
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Yanni K
13 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2017 • Friends
Great hike from Magganari spring, staying in the the shelter for one night and then walking to the top at 3.30am to catch the pyramid shadow.
Spring to shelter 1.5 to 3 hours depending how fit you are, shelter to the top about 2 to 3 hours and around the same coming back down maybe slightly faster. Hiking boots are a must for the final accent from the shelter.
The route is very clearly marked so you can't get lost. A decent level of fitness is required. A torch is needed if your going to hike up before sunrise. We made the novice mistake of not having one and had to use phones which isn't really ideal, but it still worked fine. The pictures I uploaded are not in the right order. Also the shelter was 12 euros a bed and anything the hosts give you is not free, you will have to pay. They are very friendly and helpful though and have a good knowledge of the mountain so you can ask them anything you are unsure off.
Written 5 September 2017
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Konstantina Z
Greece74 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2017 • Couples
We decided to go trekking in Taygetos and were mezmerised by the beauty of the mountain. Unfortunately, we did not reach the peak, but went as high as the shelter. You will need trekking shoes but it is not something very difficult if you follow the path of the mountain..It is not very touristy and therefore it is ideal for an outdoor activity.
Written 23 May 2017
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jeroen19662016
Maastricht, The Netherlands64 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2016 • Couples
I took this hike with a local guide from the south (Agios Dimitrios-Spanakaki ridge- summit Mount Taygetos). The first part of the tour leads through the beautiful Vasiliki forest with black spruces. After an alpine meadow the more difficult part starts, the views from ridge are very beautiful but the track can be at parts tricky with unstable shingles.
The track is reasonably well indicated but I would not undertake this hike without an experienced guide. A good physical condition is also necessary for this trip.
The views from the road to the summit and from the summit itself are absolutely stunning with views over the southern Peloponnesos until Kythera.
Written 19 July 2016
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ELear
Ancona, Italy3,065 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2015 • Solo
The park's not only ideal for nature-lovers (rare plants, eagles....) and people who enjoy walking (masses of trails - you can walk all the way down into the Mani if you want), but also for gourmets (there are plenty of little tavernas - I had the best stifado I've ever had in my life in one of them - it was 'lagostifado') and people who're just looking for cool air and peace after the heat and crush of the coast in summer. Taygetos honey is out of this world. They sell it at roadside stalls.
Written 4 April 2016
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SebastienC42
London, UK132 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2015 • Solo
I hiked the mountain with a guide last september as it's huge and some areas are hard to access. The hike last 6 hours but when you are at the top the views are stunning. You can see the Kalamata Bay, olive trees. You're above the cloud. One of my best hike in Greece.
Written 7 March 2016
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Jack E
London, UK13 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2015 • Couples
Going up with family who had previously completed the climb, it took three hours up and just over two back down. A very enjoyable yet difficult day, the paths are easily distinguishable but tricky at times. The last 200 meters was the hardest part, where the lack of flora meant the path became just shingle.

The only point stopping it from being 5 star was the summit, although it had spectacular views, the local goat herds had made it their home for the winter and the resulting smell was almost unmanageable.

For anyone attempting this, good sturdy shoes and walking poles are a must!
Written 5 July 2015
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