Mt. Parnonas

Parnonas also known as “Malevos” is the mountain range which divides two large counties of Peloponnese, Arcadia and Laconia. The highest peak of Parnonas is called “Megali Tourla” also known as “Kronio” and has 1936 meters altitude. The mountain ends in Laconia at the Cape Maleas, south of Peloponnese. The natural beauty of the mountain and the traditional villages attract many travelers throughout the year. The best time to visit the area is during the spring season when the snow melts... διαβάστε περισσότερα

E4 European long distance path

The E-path starts at the Pyrenees of Spain, it crosses central Greece, and ends at Larnaka, Cyprus. The southern part of the path begins in Corinth and through Tripoli enters Laconia, crosses Parnon, Sparti and Mystras and climbs the slope of Taygetus and ends in Gytheio. The path follows the route Agios Petros – Karyes – Vresthena – Theologos – Sparti – Mystras – Faneromeni Monastery- Anavryti –- Lakomata – Taygetos shelter– Pentavloi – Agios Dimitrios – Arna – Agia Marina... διαβάστε περισσότερα

Scuba Diving in Laconia

The crystal clear waters of the Laconian Sea with its rich sea bed offer scuba divers great diving trips. Explore the diverse underwater flora in most of the beaches of the area. In the Laconia region autonomous diving is permitted at the Gulf of Epidaurus Limera that extends from Monemvasia and contains the shores of Myrtoo. In the Laconian gulf free diving is permitted south of cape Psifia, from Trinesa to Kokkinia at the region of Gytheio, in Elos and Skala. The prehistoric settlement of Pavlopetri... διαβάστε περισσότερα

Elafonisos

This small, majestic island on the southern edge of Peloponnese is considered to be one of the most famous touristic destinations for the summer period and its characteristics are the beautiful sandy beaches and the crystal waters. It was named Elafonisos (elafi=deer), after the plethora of red deer in the area. According to Pausanias, there were also a lot of sanctuaries dedicated to Goddess Artemis. At the picturesque port of Elafonisos there are always ships coming and going.Only ten minutes... διαβάστε περισσότερα

Cape Tenaro

The ancient people believed that at the end of Mani and of the mainland of Europe were the gates to the Underworld. The visitors can reach on foot the Cape Tenaro, which is filled with remains of antiquities, from the path starting from the little church of Agioi Asomatoi which was built using the stones from the Sanctuary of Poseidon Tenarios. If you walk east, you’ll find sculpted on the rock the Psychomanteion (oracle of the dead) from where the Psychopompos (the guider of souls, the ferryman)... διαβάστε περισσότερα

Agios Nikolaos Petrified Forest

In a large seaside area that extends from Agia Marina and Agios Nikolaos to the Voies plain and Elafonisos, lies a rare natural phenomenon, the only one of its kind throughout Europe. It is of a rich geological museum of petrified tree trunks that date back to two or three million years. Among the finds are rare shell, algae and other sea creature fossils that complete the unique collection. The coasts of Agios Nikolaos, Agia Marina, Spitha and Voies represent the most interesting part of the forest.... διαβάστε περισσότερα

The Glyfada Cave at Diros

Just south of Aeropolis, at Diros bay, is the Glyfada cave (or Vlychada cave). It offers visitors a spectacular beauty hidden in the depths of the earth. It is a sea cave of exquisite beauty that is considered to be the best from the three most beautiful sea caves in the world. It is a tour sight and is 3.100 meters in length. Visitors can go through dry and wet areas with a plethora of arcades and chambers. Moreover it possesses a sensational, colorful mineral decor of compelling column shaped stalactites... διαβάστε περισσότερα

Lagada Climbing Park

The European Protection, Management and Moderate Tourist Development program set up a climbing sports park in the Lagada region, of mount Taygetus. It contains more than 50 routes developed in four levels and move on slates. All the routes are sufficiently equipped with 10mm stainless stoppers.The return is possible through rappel. The routes are meant for experienced climbers. Τhe area is located a few kilometers after the settlement of Trypi. Mid-May until mid-October are considered... διαβάστε περισσότερα

Olive and Olive Oil Festival

Three days festival dedicated to the laconic olive oil and the edible olive, takes places every August in Sellasia of the Municipality of Sparta. In this festival various producers with their own pavilions take part, but also production firms of the prefecture in order to highlight and promote the laconic olive oil. The exhibition is organized by the Municipality of Sparta and the non-profit organization “Olive and Olive Oil Festival”. It includes various cultural events, like tributes, product... διαβάστε περισσότερα

Tomb of Leonidas

Excavations carried out during the previous century, north of the modern town of Sparta, brought to light an impressive construction. The edifice that dates back to the 5th century B.C. was made from large limestone. Waldstein, who carried out the excavations in 1892, initially thought it was a small temple. Although its use is not yet verified, it is believed to be the tomb of Leonidas. According to Pausanias, it was here that the remains of the legendary king of Sparta were transferred and buried... διαβάστε περισσότερα