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Οne day excursion at the Messinian Mani 23th Αpril 2017

April 23

Μεσσηνιακή Μάνη

Οne day excursion at the Messinian Mani-Sunday 23th Αpril 2017

The travel team of Grecopaths invites you to one more ,  one day ,nature escape, excursion ,to the unique and beloved  to all of us, Mani.

Details of the walking path:

Starting point: Surrounding area of Altomira village
Ending point: Sotirianika village
Duration:  About 2.5-3 hours
Km: About 5
Altitude diffrence : About 500m downhill
Level of difficulty: Medium

Brief description for the area:

Mani extends south from the two prefectures of Messinia and Laconia. That’s why we speak for Messinian Mani or Aposkieri or Exo (Outskirt) and Lakonian inner Mani or Prosiliaki.
Stone tower houses, hidden chapels, mountainous villages at the foothills of the mountain Taigetos and settlements bordering with the sea waves, steep gorges and beaches. The charm of Mani is precisely in these contradictions.

  • Brief description for the path:

    Our destination will be Sotirianika, Altomyra and Great Mantineia, villages where they belong in Messinian Mani. Somewhere there, among those villages, will begin one of the most famous and beautiful hiking trails of Messinia, called Mpiliovo. It is paved path that connects the villages Sotirianika and Altomira in Exo (outskirt) Mani and recently characterized as a monument.

    The surviving part of this path, has length 3 km and 83 turns (of which 78 are 180 degrees) degrees) rises from Sotirianika (altitude 300 meters) in Altomira (altitude 800 meters) .We are going to walk downhill to this path.

    The Biliovo path in some parts climb up to the rocks and during to its major part it goes parallel and inside of a stream with big inclination.

    While the route is going downhill we are going to have the change to admire the panoramic view of the villages of Mani and the Messinian gulf.

    The construction of the path Biliovo started in 1904 and it is considered as an achievement of a public architecture. Many of its turns are constructed in a big inclination of the ground, while for the creation of this path, were worked many technicians and workers from many surrounding villages.

    It is estimated that the construction of this path ended in 1938 according to one stone inscription.

  • Depart:07:45 am from the port of Nafplio (old train station)/8:15 am flea market of Argos
    -Please lets be accurate of our departure hour-
    Arrival :10:30am –Start our walking path with the duration of 2.5-3 hours
    13:00 pm :End of our walking tour 13:30 pm :Arrival to the farm with the bus
    (Lunch, guided tour, relaxation)
    17:00 pm: Depart from the farm
    19:00 pm: Arrive in Argos
    19:30 pm: Arrive in Nafplio
    After the walking tour we are going to visit an exemplar cultural farm, located, in Great Mantinia of Kalamata, which promotes, the rural and cultural heritage of the region and its goals, are to inform, educate and entertain the visitors. In an area of 5.500 sq.m it combines the uniqueness of nature and human inspiration, offering experiences to children and adults.

    What are we going to do there?

    *We are going to enjoy our lunch cooked in woods and why not,  to help be prepared .
    * Rest to the tree-houses-olive-houses
    * Guided tour to the farm with amphitheater, herbs, panoramic view and many others. 

Cost: 20,00€ early bookings until 15 April-Holy Saturday , 25.00€ last min bookings
Way of bookings: Via email:  or in tel.:+306933051333 or via personal message in Facebook.
Included: Transportation, Hiking
Extra cost:15, 00 € full menu- lunch cooked in woods/guided tour to the farm
Max number of participants:30


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