The Menalon Trail

Welcome to the Official Site of The Menalon Trail.

The first certified trail in Greece by ERA is true and ready to serve even the most demanding nature lover around the world.
Take your time in our website to see and learn about the region, the villages and the flora and fauna of The Menalon Trail.

75 km of nature and beauty are waiting for you and your eco-friends to “spend” your time and “earn” unforgettable moments from the one of the most highly rated trails of Europe. The Menalon Trail, in Arcadia, in the Peloponnese, in Greece is a fact.

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  • Menalon Trail is located in Arcadia, in the Peloponnese, a rich region in history and landscapes in Greece. Learn about our geography, flora & fauna, villages, the thesaurus of our gastronomy, news, events....

Where is The Menalon Trail & How to get here ?

The Menalon Trail is in Arcadia, the center of Peloponnese. It unfurls through the Lousios River gorge, the western slopes of Menalon Mt., the valley of Mylaion River & the Northeast Gortynian Mountains.

The Menalon Trail is just 200 km from Athens center, the capital city of Greece. It is an easy and interesting route, full of small villages and places to visit and fortunately it needs only your basic driving attention to reach on time. Have a nice trip.

The Menalon Trail is just a highway of 245 km from Athens International Airport (Eleftherios Venizelos) and only 110 km from Kalamata Airport. You can check flights for both of them and pick the best one for you and your hiking team.

There are 2 ports close to The Menalon Trail:
1) the one is the port of Piraeus and
2) the other one of Patra. From there you can have your car or rent one and come to us and start your adventure.

Events & News

THEY TOLD US ABOUT THEIR EXPERIENCE…

  • star rating  The trail is long, we only tasted it. The part we did was well signed and the path was good. It seems to be very challenging in parts with steep... read more

    Tammy0364
    April 8, 2019

    star rating  We did two hikes:

    Steminitsa-dimitsana: great hike with both mountain views and lush forest. We visited two monasteries on the way which were really worthwhile. About halfway there’s a... read more

    811elianel
    May 26, 2019

    star rating  A bit rugged with difficulty finding trail markers at times. Scenery is gorgeous with a deep gorge, an ancient bridge and spring along the way. We were alone the entire... read more

    William G
    October 19, 2016

    star rating  I have lots in four continents, and I find that the Menalon trail was well designed, with changing landscape, connection to culture and people, and ease of navigation/logistic. If you... read more

    ameurma
    August 1, 2022
  • star rating  I did the whole trail from 14-08-2020 till 21-08-2020. It's a great hike! A large part leads you through fir forests. The villages are small and beautiful. You need definitly... read more

    The_Dutch_hiker
    August 25, 2020

    star rating  Since we have young kids (4 & 6) we didn't want our hike to include a massive climb so we just drove our car to the Monoporis Bridge which is... read more

    ozmoskom
    April 16, 2019

    star rating  This network of paths offers the visitor the chance to experience a scenic walk through the woods, by the river, on the top of mountains, in a gorge in a... read more

    thanaseto
    April 20, 2017

    star rating  We spent an enjoyable day walking from Stemnitsa- we had a map but didn’t need it as the route was well signed all the way. We walked for about... read more

    Hettyfeather
    August 16, 2018

Our Special Thanks

The Menalon Trail created by a group of volunteers from Eastern Gortynia, with the participation of the Club of Arcadian Mountaineers and Ecologists (SAOO) and the support of the Region of Peloponnese and the Municipality of Gortynia. The Menalon Trail is incorporated in the prizewinning programme “Greek Paths of Culture” of the ELLINIKI ETAIRIA – Society for the Environment and Cultural Heritage. The programme aims to give new life to paths of particular natural beauty and historical importance, all over the country, stimulating local communities with an important factor of sustainable development, that of hiking tourism.

Thanks to the generous sponsorship of the A.G. Leventis Foundation, ELLINIKI ETAIRIA undertook the recording, the study and the realization of the trails’ bilingual signposting, especially designed for The Menalon Trail so that all necessary information could become accessible to the hiker. The mapping of the area, the development of the mobile applications and the specific software to design the signposting was undertaken by the AnaDigit cartographic company. The design and organization of The Menalon Trail, as well as the overall infrastructure that surrounds it, conforms to the standards set by the European Ramblers Association for the certification of walking networks complying to a criteria system of 41 quantitative, technical and qualitative parameters, in order to be certified and proposed to walkers from all over Europe as a reliable, attractive and safe mountain adventure.