Hiking excursion in Neda’s waterfalls in Peloponnese

In the beginning of June, SAS organize a two days hiking and touristic excursion around ‘‘ Neda Gorge ’’ in Peloponnese. The hiking part of this weekend will take place along the banks of the Neda river with the ultimate target to admire the spectacular ‘‘ Neda waterfalls ’’. Distance of the footpath is 8 km approx., duration is 4 hours including sufficient stops, height differences is not more than 250 m and difficulty is considered to be of medium grade.

The other part is a visit to some important sites of the nearby area e.g. the ‘‘ Temple of Epikourios Apollon ’’ which is called by some people the ‘‘ Acropolis of Messinia ’’, the ‘‘ Church of Agia Theodora ’’ the only chapel in the world in which 17 trees … emerges from its roof, an old ‘‘ Watermill ’’ adjacent to the Haradros stream, the springs of river Neda on the slopes of Mt. Lykaion, some other ancient sites like ‘‘ Figalia ’’ and an … epic driving through the dirt-forest roads of Mt. Tetrazi to … reduce the distance of the journey !

Hiking boots are essential, a raincoat also for any case, as well as reliable equipment.

Program is as follow :

8th of June  :  Meeting point in Athens at 09:30΄ a.m., touristic part of the excursion during this day. Overnight at Andritsena provincial town.

9th of June  :  Hiking in Neda Gorge, tourism, driving through the forest. Estimated arrival time in Athens at 21:30 ΄ p.m.

As we could apply a car pooling system between us, please declare if you would like to use your car and serve other members ( how many people ) or if you would like to get a lift. Estimated cost is 130 € per car approximately. A 4WD is preferable, but 2WD is also o.k.

Recommended hotel or rooms to let in order to do your booking, as well as exact meeting point will be announced later.

For those who are interested in participating, please declare up to Saturday 1st of June 21:00 p.m. and send us your telephone number.

Leader will be Georgos Foteinos, e-mail geoplanf@otenet.gr Emergency phone 6945 386255.

Important notice : Keep in mind that if you participate in an Athens Strollers and Hikers walk or hike, you do so for your fun and your pleasure at one hand but entirely at your own risk at the other. The Athens Strollers and Hikers is an internet social club and neither the organizers nor the leader are responsible for the safety of those taking part. For more information about that please refer to the ‘ Declaration of Tyrol ’.

Difficulty grades

Easy walks :                 1,5– 2 hrs            and height differences up to 100 m

Medium walks :           2 – 3 hrs              and height differences up to 200 m

Hard walks :                 3 – 4 hrs              and height differences up to 400 m

Easy hikes :                  3 – 5 hrs              and height differences up to 500 m

Medium hikes :           5 – 7 hrs              and height differences up to 750 m

Hard hikes :                  7 hrs and up        and height differences 750 m and up

Invitation : Anyone who likes to lead a future walk or hike please announce to us by e-mail referring to the place and the time he intends to take over this activity.

Deletion : Anybody who doesn’t like to receive anymore the invitations about our activities for any reason, please declare us his desire !!

See you in this … unforgettable weekend !

Georgos and Anna