It is the highest mountain range of the Peloponnese peninsula in southern Greece. Taygetos is 2,407m above sea level and is a mountain with a…
rich flora and fauna, included in the Natura 2000 network of natural habitats.
For centuries Taygetos was the ultimate training ground for the legendary Spartan warriors. Before the climb, we are required to meet the imposing statue of King Leonidas in Sparta.
According to Greek mythology, Taygetos was named after the nymph Taygetis, one of the Atlanteans and daughter of Atlas.
However, according to ancient Greek history, there was a temple of Apollo, the god of the sun and music, at the top. The Spartans threw criminals, traitors and prisoners, into the chasm of the Taygetu known as the Caida. From the Spartan shelter, at the point of Varvara at 1,550 metres, we leave the Spartan side of the Taygetos behind and four hours later, climbing the last few metres of the mysterious pyramidal peak, we come across the chapel of the Prophet Elijah. The view of the entire Messinian Gulf will be in front of us. The return is almost in the same places with a different view. Take the opportunity and experience the mountain of Apollo god, accompanied by the Spartan mountain guide and head of “Climb Up Outdoor Activities”.