A half day hiking adventure at the longest gorge of mount Taygetos including a tasty pic-nic.

Just 10km away from Kalamata, yet so close to the core of Taygetos massif lies Ridomo gorge. A geological phenomenon with interesting limestone formations, created by the effect of water rushing down from the mountains. The gorge starts from the peaks of mount Taygetos all the way down to the beach of Santova just outside of Kalamata. At a certain point, it becomes two meters narrow and 60 meters high. Walking through this part is a great experience.

Our hike starts from the rim near the village Vorio. We follow the path leading down to the rocky bottom. Walking the gorge uphill is a bit challenging as we scramble the huge boulders but very much rewarding as the views around us are truly magnificent. We make a few stops to rest enjoy a healthy picnic and admire the unique geological formations. We may spot some wild goats skillfully balancing on the almost vertical cliffs. Small waterfalls dripping down from high above, and partly those walls are decorated by evergreen ivy plants. After around 5 kilometers the rockiest part is over and the gorge gets narrower. Soon we shall find ourselves in a narrow corridor between vertical walls, listening to the echo of our steps and almost able to touch both walls at the same time. This is the most impressive part of Ridomo Gorge.

Meeting time: 9:30 a.m.

Meeting point: Voreio

Duration: 5 hours including breaks

Difficulty: Challenging

Suitability: Family friendly, Group friendly, Couples, Youth, Kids over 14 years old

Know before you book

Activity requirements:
– A minimum number of 4 participants is required for this activity to take place.
– No previous experience is required
– Good physical and mental condition
– Parental accompaniment is required for minors to take part in this activity.
– A written waiver form is compulsory to be filled in before taking part in this activity.

Includes:
– Local mountain guide
– Helmet
– Tour planning
– Picnic with local products
– Photographs from the tour
– Liability insurance
– All taxes

Excludes:
– Transfer to meeting point
– Tip or gratuity

Upgrades and discounts:
Private trips available.
Discounts available for families and kids.
Hotel pick up / drop off upon request.

Cancelations:
We reserve the right to modify or cancel any outdoor activity due to bad weather or any other reason beyond our control.
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Know before you go

What to bring with you:
– Bottle of water
– Hat
– Sun screen
– Hiking shoes or trainers (Open shoes, sandals or flip-flops are unsuitable)
– Hiking backpack (if available)