The mythical mountain of the legendary Spartans.
In the summer at Taygetos you’ll experience the magic no matter what route you take. You can choose between one day trip or two-day trip. We will escort you from the Sparta shelter either for the shorter route or the longer.
According to Greek mythology, Taygetos took its name from the nymph Taygeti, one of the Atlantians and daughter of Atlas.However, according to ancient Greek history, at the top there was a temple of Apollo, the God of the Sun and music.
The Spartans threw criminals, traitors and captives, into a chasm of Taygetos known as Ceadas.
For centuries Taygetos was the ultimate training field for the Legendary Spartan warriors. Before the ascent it is required to meet the imposing statue of King Leonidas in Sparta, so we can have his wishes.
- Accommodation: 1 nights
- Included meals: 1 breakfast + 1 meal
- Mountain Guide/s
- Walking Poles
- Back pack
- Liability insurance
- Taxes and fees
Starting from the Maganiari spring at 980 meters, where the longer route begins, and on the way to the shelter, by a marked path, we will come across rich fauna and flora which you’ll have the chance to photograph. For a couple of hours you will have the chance to meet and walk through the path of the most dense vegetation of Taygetos. Massive black pines and old fir trees are imposingly decorating the scenery.
From the Spartan shelter, at the Varvara spot at 1,550 meters, we leave the Spartan side of Taygetos.One hour after the shelter, the mountain’s rich flora won’t accompany us much longer as the vegetation gradually decreases and the slope into a new rocky environment increases.behind us and four hours later, climbing the last few meters of the mysterious pyramid summit we will meet the roofless chapel of the Prophet Elija. The view of the entire Messinian bay will lie before us. The return is almost through the same places with different view.
Grab the opportunity and meet god’s Apollo Mountain accompanied by the Spartan mountain guide and head of ‘Climb Up Outdoor Activities’.
Meeting place: Your residence
Meeting time: 08:00
Arrival time: next day 19:00
Season: spring, summer, autumn
Route Length: 17 km (in total)
Altitude: 980m- 1.550m-2.407m
Walking Time: 10 hours (in total)
Kids friendly: 9+
Ratio guide to guest: 1:7