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Taygetus Mountains

Sparta 23054, Greece
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Wonderful drive

The road is fine over the mountain route from Sparta to Kalamata and so can be taken steadily even... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Chichester, United Kingdom
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The best hike in the area is to the Refuge at Profitis Ilias

This hike is exceptional in spring with the path leading up through a pine forest with glorious... read more

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
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“kalamata” (8 reviews)
Sparta 23054, Greece
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The road is fine over the mountain route from Sparta to Kalamata and so can be taken steadily even if you are unused to hill driving. Locals will pass when you move in as usual in Greece towards the side of the road. Excellent views...More

Thank LJO67
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This hike is exceptional in spring with the path leading up through a pine forest with glorious bird song and the delicate wildflowers such as cyclamen, crocus and primrose just emerging. The trailhead was a challenge to find because we could not read the Greek...More

Thank NadiaHVal_des_Monts
Reviewed 6 January 2017 via mobile

We drove from Kalamata to Sparta in early January. The road is very good, safe and interesting to ride. Though you need to be careful especially on snowy parts of the route. The views are astonishing. It's so impressive to see how big trees grow...More

Thank B K
Reviewed 31 October 2016

Magic indeed exists!! Try hiking at the mountain and rediscover locked parts of yourself. Whether you reach the peak or just try the paths, the experience is unique.

Thank DVB311
Reviewed 12 October 2016

We drove the mountain route from Sparta to Kalamata and it was astonishingly impressive and a bit scary. The rounds wind round mountain gorges which is a bit oppressive as you fee closed in by the sides of the mountains. At some point there are...More

Thank moose065
Reviewed 9 September 2016

Was not expecting the beauty and entertainment of this drive. Great scenery and challenging drive through the mountain range containing the highest peak in the Peloponnese area. Two-lane highway provides thrills as it winds through this mountain range and features rock overhangs and tunnels through...More

Thank Gingy2015
Reviewed 8 August 2016 via mobile

I saw Taygetus during a trip from Sparta to kalamata. It s really amazing. I really suggest to visit. There is also a beautiful view of taygetus from the castle of mystra

Thank Emanuele B
Reviewed 7 August 2016

Wonderful, dramatic scenery, winding roads, lush vegetation, quaint villages. Travelled through on route to Mistras and Sparti. Well worth it.

Thank David W
Reviewed 2 August 2016 via mobile

We stayed in a beautiful hotel half way up the Mountain. The views were supreme. The air was clean. It was a very refreshing take on Greece. Quite a contrast to the July and August crowds and heat around the most popular tourist spots.

Thank Darla G
Reviewed 22 July 2016

We drove from Olympia to sparti through the mountains it was absolutely stunning throughout you need a car to enjoy

Thank David L
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Darla G, would you be able to tell me the hotel where you stayed? I'm looking at booking something on or around the Taygetos mountain too. And it sounds like you were happy with your choice. Thanks.
16 August 2016|
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