Hiking in Leonidio Greece Gorges

Here is a list of interesting hiking routes in the area of Leonidio Greece. Four great Leonidio Gorges that vary in difficulty.

Daphnona Gorge

The area around Leonidio has many gorges, most of which are less known, but very interesting, with unusual and plenty of plants. The Daphona gorge is one of the most interesting. The trek begins at the ninth kilometer of the main road which connects Leonidion to Kosma, at the small spring , locally referred to as the Hunters’ Spring, below the monastery of Elona ravine. We walk into the gorge of Elona, with its tall plane trees and laurel bushes, and its unusual rock formations, sculptured by the torrent rapids. After a challenging, but rewarding, 4-hour descent, we arrive back in Leonidion.

Duration : 4.00 – 5.00 hours
Degree of Difficulty: Challenging
Distance: 10km from Leonidio
Bring with you: Trekking boots, light sportswear, a hat and water
We provide: Poles, backpack containing whistle and torch

All Saints Gorge

We start off from Leonidion, and climb from the lowest point of the Red Rock Mountain up to the plateau Merohoro. We then continue north to an area called Misonaso, where the gorge begins. The downhill walk is pleasant, with several unusual rock formations, dauphine plants, and a rich flora along the sides of the gorge. We end at All Saints Cemetery.

Duration: 3.00 – 3.30 hours
Degree of Difficulty: Challenging
Bring with you: Trekking boots, light sportswear, a hat and water
We provide: Poles, backpack containing whistle and torch

Vaskina Gorge

We begin our trek in the gorge at the third kilometer of the main road which connects Leonidion with Kosma. We park our vehicles and enter the gorge which,although dry, has many flowering laurel plants. An uphill walk brings us to an area named “Gaidourorahi”, and a cave, which was used in the past as a stock pen. We then make our way back to our vehicles.

Duration: 3.00 – 3.30 hours
Degree of Difficulty: Challenging
Distance: 3km from Leonidio
Bring with you : Trekking boots, light sportswear, a hat and water
We provide: Poles, backpack containing whistle and torch

Tsitalia Gorge

Our trek begins at the picturesque village of Tsitalia, 10 km from Leonidio. Our route along the gorge takes us past unusual rock formations in an area barren of trees but filled with laurel bushes and a wide variety of plants and flowers. The gorge leads us downhill into the Daphnona River bed at a meander formation.

Duration: 4.00 – 5.00 hours
Degree of Difficulty: Challenging
Distance: 10km from Leonidio
Bring with you: Trainers or trekking boots, light sportswear, a hat and water
We provide: Poles, backpack containing whistle and torch

These routes are provided by walk4fun. So, they are organized routes. Do contact the company (contact data at the right) for more details.

About Leonidio and Walk4Fun

Place Walk4Fun is based in Leonidion, head of the municipality of South Kynouria and capital of the district of Tsakonia in Arkadia. This is an area which uniquely combines the lofty mountains of the Parnon range and the crystal clear sea of the Mirtoon Pelagos, the stretch of the Aegean that borders Arkadia.

A town so truly unique, Leonidio is characterized by deep-rooted custom and tradition which is largely influenced by ancient greek mythology, a rich history and strong religious ties. The local Tsakonian dialect, that dates back to ancient times, along with the traditional Tsakonian architecture are blended into a modern lifestyle based on agriculture, commercial trade and tourism/holiday recreation.

The preservation of the area’s natural environment, as well as, the authenticity of our cultural identity is what gives Leonidion its charm. Our Philosophy It is in this spirit of harmony, a balance between nature and the contemporary, that we organise our tour walks in nature, adjusted to suit your wishes. We ensure that these walks will be carried out responsibly, and most importantly, with utmost safety.

Whether you fancy long or short distances, there are trekking trails to suit every level of stamina and endurance. Rejuvenate yourself amidst the untouched beauty of nature while exploring the ample variety of flora and fauna. Thrill-seekers can share their passion for adventure by embarking with us on off-trail paths. You will surely feel revitalized by vigorous physical activity in breathtaking surroundings.

For those who seek something different, the dry gorge trails await to offer a unique experience.

Contact the organizer through: +3027570 22422, +30697 4110463, or through their contact data below.

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