Posted on 2019-03-22
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Kalamata Hiking Tour: Half-day Kalamata Hike Tour to Mount Kalathi

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  • +€10.00

Overview

Take a half-day Kalamata hiking tour 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 to the 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

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 tour begins at 400 meters, ascending up to 1.300 meters
WHO CAN COME: Kalamata hiking tour is a family-friendly activity. Suitable for children able to walk a considerable distance on steep ground.

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

Description - What to expect

Your Kalamata hiking tour 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. The path goes up smoothly and the first firs make their appearance. 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 tour comes to an end.

Cutoff time before activity

  • 2 days