The route from Ano Verga to the top of Prophet Ilias is the par excellence classic route to climb Mount Kalathi. It is a unique aesthetic path that starts through the village. The route summarizes all the elements of the area: excellent stone paths, natural amphitheatres with terraces and stone cisterns and above all amazing views from the top.
The path is essentially cobblestone from the village of upper Verga to the fir forest. The path through the forest moves smoothly until just before the summit. From the top we have the opportunity to admire the entire Messinian gulf, the city of Kalamata and the plain with its villages. The sunset is one of the most beautiful in mainland Greece.
In general, this excursion is an easy hike with easy access, no technical difficulties and a magnificent view
- Season: All
- Route Length: 8 km (in total)
- Altitude: 850m – 1.315m
- Walking Time: 4 hours (in total)
- Approach by car: 40 min
- Kids friendly: 8+
- Difficulty: Easy
- Departure Time: 08:00
- Return Time: 14:30
- Departure / Return Location: To Be Defined
- Casual, comfortable and light
Don’t forget to bring
- Sport shoes
Make sure to check the list of what is included.
The best view of Kalamata is from the top! Our meeting point is at the Central Bus Station of Kalamata. After around 30 minutes we reach the start of the path. This excursion takes place at any time of the year.
- Professional Tour Leader
- Mountain Guide/s
- Liability insurance
- Taxes and fees