Walking the Southern Peloponnese from Gythion on the Mani peninsula...
Guided Walking Holidays - Spring Flowers of the Peloponnese
Feel the warmth of the sun and a gentle spring breeze against your face as you walk on the wild side of the Mani peninsula, on Greece’s mainland with Ramblers Walking Holidays. With the sea as your constant companion, roam through carpets of vibrant wild flowers and discover ancient sites keeping silent watch over the surrounding landscape. April is a perfect time to see one of the best spring flower displays in the world. Throughout the Peloponnese, the dry mountains contrast beautifully with the riot of springtime colour. At this time of year the flowers lend a dramatic backdrop to the many ancient sites in the region.
From our base in the fishing port of Gythion, located on the East coast of the Ploponnese peninsula, we’ll explore historical Mistra, close to ancient Sparta, with its wealth of plants and flowers notably anemones and orchids, follow trails taking us to traditional villages with panoramic view points of the Mani stone houses, as well as the Anavryta Gorge, one of the best flower walks in the area.
We’ll walk through the sparsely populated countryside dotted with small hamlets, offering spectacular coastal views, and may take a stroll on a free day to a long sandy beach for lunch in a beach taverna and a swim. Enjoy a taverna lunch or a spectacular view over a picnic. We’ll take dinner at Greek tavernas each evening, giving the opportunity to meet with locals, enjoy traditional Greek cuisine and sample some of their great wines.