Tour overview

A hike into untouched nature following the path of history.

We walk in trails parallel and through Lousios river gorge, also known as the “Mount Athos of the Peloponnese”, on account of the monasteries that appear to be literally hanging from the cliffs.

We visit the most historical monasteries and end the trek at the archaeological site of Ancient Gortyna, along the rushing Lousios river that used to be named Gortynios in the ancient times.

Highlights:

  • Unique scenery of the spectacular gorge
  • The monastery of St.John Prodromos built on the cliffs of the gorge
  • The archaeological ruins of ancient Gortys
  • Picnic and refreshing swim in Lousios riverbanks

Activities

Tour Summary

Duration

3 hours

Period of Operation: All year round

Price:

  • 45€/pp for min 6 participants
  • 50€/pp for 4-5 participants
  • 70€/pp for min 3 participants
  • 100€/pp for min 2 participants

 

 


Participation requirements

  • Basic physical condition

Tour Details

Tour inclusions
  • All necessary local transfers for the operation of the activity
  • English speaking Trekking Hellas Guide
  • Greek traditional picnic lunch
  • Taxes

FAQ

Meeting Point: Ancient Gortyna Site. Click here to see the location on the map

Meeting Time: 10.00 am

  • hiking shoes (boots are not necessary)
  • long hiking pants
  • second T-shirt
  • windproof jacket
  • hat or beanie, sunglasses
  • sun block
  • Small backpack
  • Your own personal water bottle. As part of our environmental policy and actions, we are committed to eliminating the use of plastic water bottles.

Itinerary

10.00: Meet at Ancient Gortys

10.00-10.45: Transfer to the starting point at Filosofou Monastery

10.45-12:00: Hike to St.John Prodromos Monastery

12.00-12.30: Visit St.John Prodromos Monastery

12.30-13.15: Hike to Ancient Gortys

13.15—14.00: Picnic

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