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In the spiritual paths of the Menalon Trail

Family private guided hiking in Lousios gorge

Hiking in Lousios gorge in the paths of the Menalon Trail is a unique expereince.  The paths of Menalon in the Peloponnese pass from traditional stone-built villages, monasteries and archeological sites. Descending to the valley of Lousios river, you will come across Arcadia’ s deep spirituality still alive until today in the monasteries of the Philosopher and Timios Prodromos built during byzantine times that played a crucial social and economic role during the years of the Ottoman rule, as well as the Greek War of Independence.

You will also delve into the Greek history as you will meet the big ancient city of Gortys and the villages of Mount Menalon where the most important battles during the Greek war of Independence were held.

You will also have the opportunity to indulge yourselves in river and mountain activities, with the guidance of professionals and relax and watch how people live in an authentic and unspoiled area of the Greek country life.

How to book

This family hiking tour is ideal for families with children from 10 years old and it operates throughout the year depending on weather conditions. It cannot be booked independently, but as part of a multi-day tailormade trip in Arcadia and the wider region of the Peloponnese.

Please 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.