Arcadia & the menalon

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Represented in the Greek and Roman mythology as an earthly paradise, a utopia, Arcadia is in the center of the Peloponnese. This depiction is not far from what the visitor encounters today in the part spreading on Mount Menalon, a hospitable fir mountain full of legends, home to God Pan of woods, fields, and flocks, and the dryads, nymphs and other spirits. Menalon is flowed by river Ladon, who spills into a big artificial lake, river Alphios and river Lousios, in the center, which hosts the highest habitat diversity and human activities. Convinced to visit Arcadia and the Menalon with kids?

If you are about to visit Arcadia and the Menalon with kids, you will be given the chance to experience family hiking in the simplest and most kid-friendly trails of the Menalon, that MAMAKITA team has walked. Among fir trees, rivers and streams, watermills, stone bridges, small waterfalls and accessible gorges, you will have the opportunity not only to hike and picnic in nature, but also to come across villages, monasteries, traces of the human heritage and to get to know the Greek ancient and modern history.

To plan your trip in Arcadia and the Menalon with kids, advise the MAMAKITA tried and tested family vacation itineraries in Arcadia , or contact your MAMAKITA family travel specialist to tailor your trip to your family needs, budget and age of kids by filling in this form.

We strongly advise you to make your request at least one month before the starting date of your trip, and ideally 3 months in advance, if your travel dates include July and August, the peak months for family vacations in Greece.


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Explore the water cycle

Full day guided tour in mountainous Peloponnese

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Spiritual paths of the Menalon

Family hiking in the monasteries of Arcadia

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Family hiking the Menalon Trail

Hiking with toddlers and kids in Arcadia

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Rafting the divine Arcadian river

Outdoor activity with kids in river Lousios

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Mushroom hunting & cooking

Hiking with kids and teenagers in Arcadia

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Silversmithing workshop

An experiential family activity in Arcadia

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Menalon Forest Games

Activities for kids in Arcadia

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Botanical hiking tour  

Hiking and educational activity for kids in Arcadia

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Truffle hunting

Hiking and truffle hunting with kids in Arcadia

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Forest sleep over

Survival tactics and overnight stay in Arcadia

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Vitina Walking Tour

Family guided tour and sightseeing

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Arcadian gastronomy tour

Cooking class in Arcadia

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