Kalamata Hiking: Half-day Kalamata Hiking Tour to Mount KalathiHiking and Trekking

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Kalamata Hiking: Half-day Kalamata Hiking Tour to Mount Kalathi

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About this experience

✔ Health & safety measures apply
✔ Small-group or private experience
✔ No booking fees

DURATION: 4 hours
STARTING TIME: 9.30 am MEETING POINT: Petralono tavern, Kato Verga settlement
LANGUAGES: English, Greek
OPENING SEASON: All year round
DIFFICULTY LEVEL: Your Kalamata hiking begins at 400 meters, ascending up to 1.300 meters
WHO CAN COME: Kalamata hiking is a family-friendly activity. Suitable for children able to walk a considerable distance on steep ground.

Overview

Join a half-day Kalamata hiking to mount Kalathi and venture to see the city from another perspective, just a breath from Kalamata city center. Admire picturesque villages at the start of your hike and as you reach higher up, forests of fir and pine trees. Enjoy stunning views of Messinian Bay and the city of Kalamata.

◾ Enjoy breathtaking views over Messinian Bay and the city of Kalamata
◾ Get to the top of a dense fir forest and watch the summits of impressive Taygetos

About this experience

✔ Health & safety measures apply

✔ Small-group or private experience

✔ No booking fees



DURATION: 4 hours

STARTING TIME: 9.30 am
MEETING POINT: Petralono tavern, Kato Verga settlement

LANGUAGES: English, Greek

OPENING SEASON: All year round

DIFFICULTY LEVEL: Your Kalamata hiking begins at 400 meters, ascending up to 1.300 meters

WHO CAN COME: Kalamata hiking is a family-friendly activity. Suitable for children able to walk a considerable distance on steep ground.

Description - What to expect

Your Kalamata hiking starts at the village of Kato Verga, close to Kalamata. Follow a cobbled path ascending west to the village of Ano Verga, a historic village perched on the mountainside, and explore its impressive old stone houses. Continue to discover another authentic traditional Greek village lost among walnut, mulberry, and chestnut trees, belted with numerous chapels. The view from the village over Messinian Bay and the city of Kalamata is breathtaking.



Outside the village, stop for rest and a picnic with tastes from local traditional delicacies and fruits. Next, continue your hike up to the top of the mountain, leaving behind you the last terraces with orchards and pastures. At the top admire the dense fir forests and see as far as the summits of Taygetos, enjoying breathtaking views. From there start your easy descent to reach your departure point where your Kalamata hiking experience comes to an end.

Free Cancellation

Free cancellation is available for this Kalamata hiking up to 24 hours before the start of the experience

What's included, what's not

✔ English speaking tour leader
✔ Picnic with local products
✔ Liability insurance
✔ Photos from the tour
✖ Bottle of water
✖ Hiking backpack and poles (recommended)
✖ Transfer to the meeting point

Health and safety

✔ Provider complies with local legislation and applicable health recommendations with regard to Covid-19 prevention measures

Description - What to expect

Your Kalamata hiking starts at the village of Kato Verga, close to Kalamata. Follow a cobbled path ascending west to the village of Ano Verga, a historic village perched on the mountainside, and explore its impressive old stone houses. Continue to discover another authentic traditional Greek village lost among walnut, mulberry, and chestnut trees, belted with numerous chapels. The view from the village over Messinian Bay and the city of Kalamata is breathtaking.

Outside the village, stop for rest and a picnic with tastes from local traditional delicacies and fruits. Next, continue your hike up to the top of the mountain, leaving behind you the last terraces with orchards and pastures. At the top admire the dense fir forests and see as far as the summits of Taygetos, enjoying breathtaking views. From there start your easy descent to reach your departure point where your Kalamata hiking experience comes to an end.
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