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International Lending Library of Mountain Tourism

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PRESS RELEASE Dear visitors, In the framework of its pioneering efforts (after the creation of Menalon trail the first trail in Greece receiving the Certification of High Quality by the European Ramblers Association in May 2015), Menalon Soc. Enterprise launches the 1st international Lending Library of mountain Tourism with books of World Literature and Greek Culture, aiming at the development of tourism in the […]

‘Menalon Trail’ Gets Gold at Greece’s Tourism Awards 2018

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The Menalon Social Cooperative Enterprise, behind the creation and promotion of the Menalon Trail hiking path in the Peloponnese, clinched the gold award for “Specialty Travel – Outdoor Tourism” at this year’s Tourism Awards held at the Hellenic Cosmos Cultural Center in Athens. The Menalon Cooperative was awarded for organizing two outstanding tourism initiatives: the 1st Greek Trails Conference in the Peloponnese village of Vytina last […]

Press Release – Tourism Awards 2018

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The “Menalon Social Enterprise” was recently awarded with the Gold Medal at the 2018 Tourism Awards in the category «Specialty Travel – Outdoor Tourism» for its two main initiatives: the 3rd European Conference of LQT (Leading Quality Trails) of the European Ramblers Association and the 1st Greek Hiking Trail Meeting, in order to setup and place […]

Stemnitsa Launches Hiking Guide Studies Program

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A two-year study program aimed at educating hiking guides was presented during the 1st Greek Trails Conference held in the Peloponnese village of Vytina over the weekend. A total of 33 students are currently studying to become professional mountain hiking guides as part of a newly introduced IEK (Institute for Vocational Training) program with classes being held at the […]

Hidden Greece: 21 gems you’d never thought to visit (but really should)

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“International flights to Kalamata have made the Peloponnese much more accessible,” says Rachel Howard. “But there are still pockets where few foreign tourists venture, especially if you head to the hills. Completed in 2015, the 75km Menalon Trail  runs through the heart of Arcadia, a region as bucolic as its name suggests. Mountain paths take you […]

‘Trekking’ Towards Sustainable Tourism @ 1st First Greek Trails Meet

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At a time when all talk is focused on overtourism and its unwanted “side effects”, some people in Greece are actively doing something about it. Way before the term was coined and “sustainability” was just a buzz word, passionate individuals across the country decided to revive the long forgotten footpaths of yesteryear and breathe new […]

Menalon Trail Paves Way with 1st Greek Hiking Path Meet

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By Maria Paravantes From Andros and Amorgos to Epirus and newcomer Arcadia, representatives of hikers’ associations got together in the Peloponnese village of Vytina over the weekend for the 1st Greek Trails Conference, where they exchanged know-how, ideas and best practices with their European counterparts during the parallel 3rd European Leading Quality Trails meeting. The two-day event kicked off with the official […]

Truffle hunting on Greek mountain a new tradition in Greece

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Marios Blanas and his companion dog start their truffle hunting in Peloponnese, southwest Greece on Nov. 5, 2017. At an altitude of 1,500 meters, 51-year-old Marios Blanas and his companion dog Lacta, an Italian Griffon, start their routine day hunting “black diamonds”, the valuable delicacy of truffles in Menalon Mountain, in Peloponnese, southwest Greece. (Xinhua/Lefteris […]

First Greek hiking trail meeting held in Peloponnese

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  A Greek from Athens hikes near Vytina of mountainous Arcadiathe in Peloponnese, on Nov. 5, 2017. The first Greek hiking trail meeting was held here. (Xinhua/Lefteris Partsalis) A Greek from Athens hikes near Vytina of mountainous Arcadiathe in Peloponnese, on Nov. 5, 2017. The first Greek hiking trail meeting was held here. (Xinhua/Lefteris Partsalis) […]

 

The Menalon Trail

From Stemnitsa to Lagkadia
Lenght 75.2 km
Altitude 420 - 1550 m

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