Let us guide you to the first section of the Mainalo Trail. The first certified trail in Greece by the ERA.
As a nature lover within just 4 days you will be able to:
After a 200km drive from Athens you arrive at the picturesque village of Stemnitsa. Update about the routes, maps and a T-shirt as a gift for the effort at the Menalon Trail office. Overnight at the beautiful guesthouse in Stemnitsa, as the next day will start early in the morning.
After leaving the village of Stemnitsa, walk to the church of Metamorphosis, overlooking the gorge of Lousios to Dimitsana. On the opposite bank of the river, ascend through a dense forest to the old and new monasteries of the Philosopher. Next stop Dimitsana. Visit the Open Air Museum of Hydroelectric Energy if you wish.
Total walking distance: 13 km
Leave Dimitsana through the fields and gradually ascend to Zygovisti enjoying the wonderful view of Lousios valley. From Zygovisti walk through open forests and descend through dense fir trees and along streams and springs to Elati village. The last part to Elati is a short climb through a wonderful romantic forest.
Total walking distance: 20 km
From Elati descend through a mystical forest to the river Chroniko which you follow for 2,5 km. Pass through springs and the Agion Theodoron Monastery. About 2 km before you reach Vytina climb a steep rocky slope to reach your final destination.
At the end of the route a taxi will be waiting for you in Vytina to take you back to Stemnitsa where you have left your car. You will need to make a short stop in Elati to get your luggage while on your way to Stemnitsa. There you can either stay one more night or travel back home.
Total walking distance: 9 km
|Double room, breakfast||194.00|
Τhe restored Stemnitsa Guesthouse is located in the center of enchanting Stemnitsa village.
Stonebuilt with elements of wood and with respect to the simple architecture of the settlement, the guesthouse offers genuine Arcadian hospitality and accommodation with modern facilities.
The breakfast offered is with handmade delicacies. Finally, all the sights of the area are accessible from the Guesthouse.
From customer experience: "The guest house is in a wonderful well-maintained building with beautiful rooms and common areas that combine the traditional with all amenities. The rooms are comfortable, with great views, spotless with impeccable mattresses. "The young couple operating the guesthouse is very friendly and pleasant and give excellent information on how to spend your day. Breakfast 100% handmade (coffee, pie freshly baked and different every day, omelette, sweet) and delicious"
In the small remote village of Elati, you will stay in the private house of the Anagnostos family. Mrs. Vana will accommodate you according to the traditional hospitality in her stone house. Each room has its own bathroom, and will make sure you have everything you need to relax from the hike. It is an opportunity to get to know the local life in the Arcadian mountains.
3 nights stay
Luggage transfers & transfer from Vytina to Stemnitsa
Parking at Stemnitsa Guesthouse
All information and route descriptions in our ActiveNav app
You are definately rent a car or bring your own car.