Tour overview

Hiking Lousios Gorge is a unique hike into untouched nature following the path of history.

Accompanied by our enthusiastic team of local guides, you will 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. You will visit the most historical monasteries and end the hike at the archaeological site of Ancient Gortyna, along the rushing Lousios river that used to be named Gortynios in the ancient times. Your experience ends with a delicious homemade picnic made from Greek local ingredients. During the summer time you can also enjoy a refreshing swim in the crystal clear waters of Lousios.

Highlights  of Hiking Lousios Gorge:

  • 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

Hiking Lousios Gorge is also part of our Active & Culture Tour in the Peloponnese. You can also add more fun and adventure in your Peloponnese exploration with Rafting in Lousiosriver trekking day in Neda waterfalls and of course a hike in the stunning Temple of ApolloThinking to explore further check also our Kalavryta based adventures.

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
  • Ages between 8-70 years old

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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