On the road Leonidion-Kosma, at an altitude of 1000m, up on a plateau on the fir-clad Parnona mountains, stands the small church of Saint Demetrios. This area is also home to a rare cedar tree (juniperus drupacaea), one of a number of rare plants and trees that are indigenous to the Parnon and Taygetos mountains.
We set off from the small church and descend along a cobblestone path, that offers amazing views of the ravine surrounding the monastery and – on clear days – the sea.
After about an hour and a half’s hike, we reach the Monastery of Panagia Elona.
|Duration||2.00 – 2.30 hours|
|Degree of Difficulty||Easy, suitable for children over 10 years of age|
|Number of Participants||2 – 20 people|
|Distance||20 km from Leonidion|
|Bring with you||trainers or trekking boots, light sportswear, a hat and water|
|We Provide||Poles, backpack containing whistle and torch|
|Participation Requirements||Registration form, full payment in advance, good physical and mental health|
|Cost||20 euros/ person|
|Transport to starting point||By participants’ own vehicles|