Koumousta – Gola Monastery – Koumousta – Hellenistic bridge of Xirokampi
Total duration: 5 – 5 ½ hours (depending on the team’s pace)
Hiking duration: 2 ½ hours (depending on the team’s pace)
Degree of difficulty
easy / suitable for children over 10 years old
Altitude difference from starting point
Recommended for adults and children over 12 years old
Our hike starts in Central Taygetos from the village of Koumousta (35 minutes drive from Sparta- altitude 700 m.) towards the Monastery of Gola (alt. 840 m) with a gentle ascent along a dirt path among lush vegetation. A visit and guided tour of the monastery’s katholikon follows which includes very interesting 17th century frescoes and a short stop for a rest and treats (juice, loukoumi and local sweets).
Return to Koumousta along the same path and then a visit the Hellenistic Bridge of Xirokampi (1st century AD) which is still in operation.