Ονομάζεται και γεφύρι του Άη Σώστη, καθώς έιναι χτισμένο δίπλα στο ομώνυμο εκκλησάκι. Εκτιμάται ότι χτίστηκε στα τέλη του 18ου αιώνα.
Βρίσκεται σε ένα φαράγγι κοντά στον οικισμό Τρύπη. Η είσοδός του έχει επιχωματωθεί και σήμερα έχει διάμετρο μισό μέτρο. Το εξερευνημένο τμήμα του έχει μήκος 50 μέτρα και κλίση 35° – 50°. Το σπήλαιο ήταν γνωστό για πολλά χρόνια ότι είχε μέσα οστά, όμως η πρώτη συστηματική έρευνα έλαβε χώρα το 1983. Τα οστά σχηματίζουν ένα παχύ στρώμα στο βάθος του σπηλαίου και προέρχονται από ενήλικες άντρες μαζί με λίγες γυναίκες. Υποστηρίζεται πως δεν κατέληξαν εκεί σκόρπια, αλλά ρίχθηκαν ως ακέραια σώματα.
We start from Logastra in front of the church of Agios Dimitrios in a west-northwest direction, we pass the church of Taxiarches in the village and after the last houses we go out on a rural road. Turn right and at the bend turn right again on a path. After about 400 m we come out on a rural road and turn left where after a while we rejoin a path. From this point, if we continue to the left on the road at a distance of about 300 m, we reach the small church of Agios Nikolaos (Memorial of May 9), a point of excellent view both towards the valley and Sparta as well as towards Taygetos and Lagada. On the path we continue on the ridge downhill through a forest of oaks, aspalathus etc. for about 600 m and we come to an intersection where we continue on the road straight ahead where after about 300 m at the new intersection we turn right again onto a rural road where after 250 m approximately ignore the road that turns left in 350 m at the new intersection we turn left. After about 750 m we ignore the road that goes to the left and after 550-600 m we meet an asphalt road and turn left where we soon turn right into a path through liophytes which soon brings us to the Knakiona river which we pass through the very well-preserved arched stone bridge. To the left of the bridge we follow the path, parts of which are cobblestones, and we come out on a road to the first houses of Trypi. After the turn we enter a path in the village which soon brings us to the Spartis Kalamata road in the center of the village.
We follow the road to the right to the springs and the parking lot. We turn left to the upper part of the settlement from the parking lot and on our right we meet the church of Stavros. We follow a course south to the upper houses of the village, with a very nice view towards the plain of Sparta, where after about 10 minutes we come out on an asphalt road which we follow to the left and a few meters to the right we enter a path which after 15-20 minutes comes out on asphalt at Stavros location. We turn left for a few meters and meet the Mystras-Pikoulianika road which we follow to the right and in 15 minutes we are in Pikoulianika.
We start from the square of Pikoulianika, following the marked path, Pikoulianika, Kanellakia source, Koufovouni peak. After walking for about ten minutes we come across an asphalt road that goes to the upper houses of the village. We follow a right direction and after five minutes uphill we meet an intersection. We take the left dirt road, at the beginning the road has cement for about 200 m, we pass by the biggest stream of the village called Abogdamos, we do not turn left or right on the rural roads we meet and after twenty minutes we reach the main road Vlachohori – Pikoulianika. We turn left and in fifteen minutes we are at the parking lot of the upper gate of the Castle. We pass the arched arch on the south side of the parking lot, follow the downhill rural road and in ten minutes turn left onto the path and after crossing the Mystriotis river we meet the Mystras – Taugeti path. Trail descent time fifteen minutes. On our right hand is the church of Agiannakis. We head left and in fifteen minutes we are in Neo Mystras.
Small picturesque villages with traditional architecture and attractions are easily accessible from the trail network. View all villages.
A look back at the history and culture of the wider area of Sparta through museums, archaeological sites, monuments to heroes, castles, and palaces. Discover more.
Authentic natural beauty, picturesque villages, rich vegetation and numerous endemic species of flora and fauna make up the landscape throughout the trail network of trails. Explore it.
Small and larger seasonal events take place in the trail network area. These celebrations usually have a historical, cultural, sporting, commercial and religious character depending on the region. View all events.
From Athens: 218 km, 2.5 hours
From Kalamata: 98 km, 1 hour
The route follows the A6 (Attiki Odos), A8 (Elefsina-Corinth) and A7 (Corinth-Tripoli) highways, and then the A71 (Lefktro-Sparti) highway.
From Athens: 226 km, 3.5 hours
From Kalamata: 102 km, 1 hour
KTEL Lakonia operates several daily routes to and from Athens. These routes also serve the Sparta-Tripoli and Sparta-Corinth lines.
From the airport
From Eleftherios Venizelos – Athens Airport: 248 km, 2.5 hours
From Kalamata airport: 96 km, 1 hour
The road transition from Kalamata to Sparta takes about an hour. The route follows the A7 highway (Kalamata-Tripoli) and then the A71 highway (Lefktro-Sparti).
For road access to the paths of the present study, the following road network can be used:
The Sparti – Logastra provincial road
The Spartis – Kalamata highway
The national road Spartis – Mystras
The Spartis – Gytheio national road
The Spartis-Mystra provincial road
Amykles-Kalyvia Sochas street
Kalyvia Sochas – Sochas street
Taygeti – Pergandaika street
The Mystras-Vlahochori street
Agios Ioannis-Anavrytis street
In addition to the above paved roads, there are a number of existing forest and rural roads, mainly dirt, which allow access to the existing paths.
Η περιοχή προσφέρει μεγάλη ποικιλία χώρων διαμονής για όλα τα γούστα. Μπορείτε να βρείτε πέτρινα παραδοσιακά σπίτια και ξενώνες, μικρά ξενοδοχεία, resorts πολυτελείας και ενοικιαζόμενα δωμάτια, στο Μυστρά, Παρόρι, στα Πικουλιάνικα, στην Τρύπη, στην Αναβρύτη και στην Ταϋγέτη.
Για περισσότερες πληροφορίες: https://www.exploresparta.gr/tourism/diamoni/
From the main local products of the Spartan land the following stand out: olives of the “Kalamon” variety & virgin olive oil, oranges, honey, wine with the typical Kydonitsa, Mavroudi, Roditis, Athiri and Agiorgitiko varieties, synglino, sausage, pasta, trout and salmon.
Some of the most typical traditional dishes that you can look for on your trip are: Bouzopoula, Kokoras bardouniotikos, Pitaroudes, Kayanas, Kolokythokorphades.
More info at exploresparta.gr
Hiking boots, hat, sunscreen, long pants, water at least 1.5 liters, food, compass, whistle, flashlight, knife or multi-tool, watch and baton. In winter, windproof jacket, waterproof and isothermal clothes.
We also suggest that you never walk alone and always have a first aid kit with you. A well-charged mobile phone will come in handy in difficult situations.
You can hike all year round, except in the winter months when snow may close some paths. Spring and autumn are considered the best seasons thanks to mild temperatures and colourful nature. Due to the altitude, the air can be strong and icy. In summer (July, August) it may be hot enough to walk.
It is important toBefore every hike we are informed about the weather conditions.
We do not stray from the boundaries of the path.
We use fireplaces and avoid fires.
We don’t leave trash. On the path we collect rubbish that may have been left by others.
We do not destroy the vegetation, we respect the historical monuments and the local populations.
We respect wild animals and do not feed them.
In the past, there were large mammals that today have disappeared such as bears, deer, roe deer, wolves and even the lynx. Today, 19 mammals have been observed in the mountain fauna, including the fox, badger, ferret, hare and hedgehog. Wildcat and jackal have also been reported although the population status of these species is not well documented. The only large mammal that is often seen is the wild boar.
In the event of the appearance of snakes, as a preventive measure, the hiker can be careful where he steps and where he puts his hands. If you encounter a snake, stay calm and keep a distance of at least two to three meters without disturbing it. In the event that you are bitten by a snake, stay calm, call 166 or 112 and take no action at all, except go to the health center with the help of an attendant. We recommend that you never walk alone.