hiking and biking in Mani
Hiking around Kardamili
Land of stone and light, villages perched on the outskirts of Mount Taygetos with tower houses and countless chapels, settlements bordering with the sea, steep canyons and caves and beaches entangled with olive groves. The charm of Mani is precisely these contrasts. This is a hike to the land and the traditions of the Mani, the place where every stone has its own history. Here, the magnificence of the mountainous nature is harmoniously combined with the allure of the sea as gigantic Mount Taygetos is so close from the embrace of the Mediterranean. Our tour starts from the fortified tower houses of old Kardamili as you follow the path that once was part of the ancient so called ‘’royal road’’ connecting Kardamili with Sparta. Along the way you visit some of the traditional, beautiful little villages of the region, you walk through their narrow streets as you learn about their past. Byzantine churches, stone built watchtowers, old fountains olive and grain mills reveal the life of the past. A small break for a healthy picnic with traditional local delicacies gives us additional supply of energy.
26 Mpouloukou Str, Kalamata Messinia
Phοne: +30 6971897640
4-6 persons € 30
7-10 persons € 27
Hiking to St. Sofia Church
An easy hike from Zen Rocks of around 2 kilometers. Nice nature, flowers, sceneries, an enjoyable hike. After visiting the old Kardamyli complex you should walk up the nice kalderimi (old traditional stone path) to the small church of Agia Sophia. What you will enjoy is the very beautiful views, almost all the way, of Kardamyli. Taking your camera is a must. It is a very easy ascend even for small children. If you like to walk further you can continue to the paths after the church.
Rent a bicycle and cycle around Kardamili or join a mountain bike tour of great trails & mountains
Cycling experiences around Mani and Taygetos Mountain area.
Rent your own bike and arrange a bike tour on the area that you will never forget.