Taygetos hiking guide and map 1: 25 000 

Taygetos extends as 70 km of magnificent massif anchoring the southern tip of Greece. From a dense network of challenging trails, we selected routes favored since antiquity by devotees of sky-gods or their successor, the Prophet Elijah. Paths wrapped in glorious nature. Trails that exploit favourable folds in the terrain, or follow the rugged gorges that were until recently the only gateway to the mountain.

Each route has its topo map and altitude profile, plus duration, distance, degree of difficulty, vegetation, sights, and links to other trails. Photographs and a route description enrich the picture.

Find out how the ancient Spartans carved out wagon roads to conquer Greece’s most dramatic mountain 2500 years ago, by Professor Yanis Pikoulas.