Around Leondinion

Key information: Around Leondinion

  •     There are two excellent walks around the pleasant east-coast town of Leondinion in its dramatic mountain setting. 
  • We need photos: we would be very grateful if you could send us some of your favourites.

Walkopedia rating

  • Walkopedia rating86.5
  • Beauty30
  • Natural interest14.5
  • Human interest12
  • Charisma30
  • Negative points0
  • Total rating86.5

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  • Level of Difficulty: Variable

This walk description page is at an early stage of development, and will be expanded over time. Your comments on this walk, your experiences and tips, and your photos are very welcome.



There are two excellent walks around the pleasant east-coast town of Leondinion in its dramatic mountain setting.

Leondinion to Livadi: A pleasing and fairly straightforward 11km/4hr tramp on old mulepaths to the charming upland village of Melana, and on to Livadi near the sea.

Ayio Athanasio to Leondinion: an exciting but lengthy (24km/6.5hrs+) and quite demanding walk from a roadhead near the gorgeously sited Ayio Athanasio chapel to the quiet upland village of Tsitaia. Then on (after a slightly monotonous crossing of hillsides on a poor path) to the thrillingly perched Sintzas monastery in its huge overhanging cliffs. From there it is a pleasant and interesting 1hr descent to Leondinion.

You can walk shorter versions of these walks.

Both walks (and some alternatives) are described in the excellent Sunflower Landscapes of the Southern Peloponnese.

Near by is a fine walk from Pigali to Poulithra; so you could make a half-week base in the area.

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For more information and photos, including detailed practical information and some warnings, see our Taygetus and the Mani walk page.

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