According to mythology, Taygetos borrows its name from Taygeti, one of the Atlantis, who was transformed into a deer from Artemis to escape from Zeus. The mythical mountain, also called Pentadactyllos, offers wonderful cobbled paths that start from the plain, as well as many demanding paths that lead to the tops of Koufovouni, Goupata, Neraidovouna, Koza, Spanakaki, Sidirokastro and ProfitisIlias, which is the highest point of the mountain and the entire Peloponnese.
Lagada climbing park offers more than 50 routes that are developed in four fields. If you are in the mood for an uplifting excursion, then the area of Lagada has a lot of climbing opportunities. It is a park that was created by the Protection, Management and Mild Tourist Development of Taygetus Program in the area of Lagada. It gives you unlimited climbing possibilities and it also offers the unique opportunity to rise above the “neighborhood” of the mythical Kaiades. The best time for climbing is considered to be between mid-May and mid-October.Yoga in nature
A body and spirit balancing experience at the heart of the Peloponnesian nature is the best way to fill your holidays with peace and harmony. Book your appointment atKyniska Palace for a private yoga lesson and rediscover your body and mind. Breathe in and exhale, fill your batteries and enjoy the ultimate yoga experience.Spartathlon
Reviving and following the footsteps of Pheidippides, the ancient Athenian long-distance runner, Spartathlon is a historic super-marathon that takes place every year at the end of September. Starting from Athens and finishing at Sparta, the athletes of Spartathlon run the distance that Phidippides traveled back in 490 BC. to seek help from the Spartans in the war of the Greeks against the Persians. Spartathlon is one of the world’s most difficult races and attracts worldwide interest thanks to its historical background. In 2019 Spartathlon will be held from 27 to 28 September.Spartan Race
Spartan Race, which takes place each year at the start of November in Sparta , is the global leader in obstacle course races, with the right challenge for anyone – from first-time racers to elite athletes. Under the auspices of the Municipality of Sparta and with the support of the University of Peloponnese, the Spartan Race pushes you beyond your limits. The three main Spartan races are designed to cover all levels of fitness, offering Sprint for beginners, Super on harder terrain, and a children’s race of 1.5 km for children under 14 years old.