Hiking in Menalo – Visit to the Kapsia Cave
DATE: 16 December 2018
ACTIVITY: Visit to the Kapsia Cave – Hiking Elati – Vytina
DURATION OF ACTIVITY: 3 hours
DISTANCE: 8,5 km.
EXPERIENCE: No experience needed
COST: 25 €
DIFFICULTY LEVEL: *****
MEETING POINT: Will be arranged via phone contact
PURCHASE TICKET: https://goo.gl/forms/GY0HOq2xDuxzD4yL2
A one-day getaway just before Christmas, to see one of the ten most remarkable caves of our country and go hiking to a beautiful section of the certified Menalon trail.
We will begin our excursion by first visiting the cave “Kapsia’s sinks”, located below the Menalon Ski Center, 1500 meters from the village of Kapsia, only 15 km. from Tripoli.
The cave of Kapsia is of world cave interest, has a length of 380 meters and its decoration is a rare, magnificent sight of a combination of colors, designs and natural complexes. Till today, about 6,500 m² of the cave have been explored, while inside fossils of the Neolithic period, traces of an old flood, human bones and skulls have been found, as well as clay lamps of the 4th and 5th century AD.
Inside the cave there are small and large rooms, maze corridors and unique clusters of stalactites and stalagmites that far exceed one meter.
In the “wonders room” of the cave you can see a true forest of whitewashed stalactites hanging from the roof and colorful stalagmites in unique combinations of colors and designs. Those pictures are really spectacular, making Kapsia Cave a cave of unparalleled value and beauty.
Then we will head to Elati of Arkadia to begin our hiking activity on the Elati – Vytina trail, which is the fourth section of the total eight of the Menalon trail. The Elati – Vytina section follows the valley of Milaon, next to the sides of the river and only in the end leaves the valley and continues up to Vitina. A beautiful path in firs, plane trees and bushes, a magical path, reflecting the colors of ancient trees and water.
We have a festive mood and a surprise for everyone!
Finally, we will arrive at 1033m. in Vytina, the picturesque village of Arkadia, to walk on the famous Road of Love, under the ancient plane trees and maple trees, to wander through its picturesque paths and enjoy traditional dishes at a local tavern.
06:15 Meeting at the point that will be arranged
10:00 Arrival at the Kapsia Cave
11:15 Departure from the cave
12:30 Start of hiking
16:00 End of hiking
17:00 Dinner at Vytina
22:30 Arrival in Athens
Our Program Includes:
Participation in the activity
Drivers and Assistant Fees
Travel and transportation costs
Technical equipment *
Group pharmacy during hiking
Wireless Communications (VHF)
GPS (Global Positioning System)
Photos of the activity
Videos of the activity
A Surprise for everyone*
You should have with you:
First of all, fun mood to have a wonderful time!
Modest physical condition.
As far as materials are concerned:
- Mountaineering Shoes
- Waterproof trousers
- Windproof jacket
- Waterproof coat (even disposable)
- A fleece
- Mountaineering baton (optional)
- Snacks, water
- Second pack with clothes and shoes (in case of rain or mud, you may want to change clothes in the bus)
- Cap or hat
Safety and Health
You need to be healthy and to not have any heart problems.
The cost of participation is 25 €
The price does not include VAT and the entrance cost to the cave, which is 2 €
Means of payment
The transfer will be made by the company’s modern vans from the points that will be arranged in Athens.
You can sign up:
By calling 211.11.10795 or 694.9849312 or by clicking the link below
Don’t hesitate to call us for any other question you may have on 211.1110795 or 694.9849312.