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 – Monastery of Our Lady Giatrissa – Katsania – Gytheio. Through Kapsia village in Tripoli, the path enters Karyes village on the slopes of Parnon and crosses the forest ending at Vresthena.It passes through the city of Sparti, leading to the fortified town of Mystras with its byzantine churches and the narrow stone alleys. After seven hours of trekking, accompanied with a great view of mount Taygetus, the path continues to Anavryti and ends at the mountain shelter of Taygetus, where you can spend the night. Through the forest tracks and the numerous water sources the path comes to Pentavloi, a region of special natural beauty that follows Anakolo gorge. Near the river of the gorge, the old bridges and the traditional water mills the path continues to Arna and the prominent monastery of Our lady Giatrissa (the healer) to end at Kastania. From this point the path crosses traditional settlements, caves, hills, water springs, and ravines until it reaches the town of Gytheio. On its way to Gytheio, the European path E4 intersects with the national path E32 and many other local paths that lead towards the summit of mount Parnon and Taygetus and passes through forests and significant byzantine monasteries and traditional settlements.
The best period for one to walk the path is during the spring and the autumn, equipped with the adequate climbing equipment. The signs and the marks of the path are distinguished in yellow and black color. The Hellenic Federation of Mountaineering and Climbing has established and maintains the E4 path which is designated by the European Ramblers’ Association.
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... read more
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-... read more
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... read more
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... read more
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... read more
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... read more