Arcadia & the menalon

Greece Arcadia village Dimitsana

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.

In this mountain, you will be given the chance to experience hiking with kids in the simplest and most family-welcome trails of the Menalon, that MAMAKITA team has tested with kids. 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.

Guided services

lake doxa kids family peloponnese

Explore the water cycle

Family educational activity in lake Doxa, river Ladon and Kapsia cave

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prodromos monastery arcadia hiking family

In the spiritual paths of the Menalon Trail

Explore the Arcadian spirituality and history of the Lousios gorge

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Family hiking the Menalon Trail

Ideal first hike for toddlers and kids

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family rafting arcadia peloponnese greece

Rafting the divine Arcadian river

River Lousios, a waterfall and the wooden bridges

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mushroom hunting menalon arcadia

Mushroom hunting & cooking

Explore Mount Menalon and its mushroom varieties

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Silversmithing workshop

A truly individual and personal memento

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Menalon Forest Games

Activities and pic nic amidst the forest

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Botanical hiking tour  

Hike Menalon and explore its flora

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Truffle hunting

Indulge in haute cuisine amidst the forest

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shelter arcadia hiking survival

Forest sleep over

Survival tactics and overnight stay at the forest

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vitina arcadia peloponnese

Vitina Walking Tour

A family tour in the traditional city’s main sights

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Arcadian gastronomy tour

A feast on traditional local products

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