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A great hike with outstanding monasteries

You can start the full hike at either Dimitsana (going down) or Stemnitsa (going up). You can also... read more

Reviewed 4 October 2017
StuartVine
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Surbiton, United Kingdom
Holy Monastery of Agios Ioannis Prodromos

The nature paths and the cold waters of the river Lousios, are going to satisfy 100% all nature... read more

Reviewed 15 September 2017
Theodoros P
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Athens, Greece
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One of the most beautiful gorges of South Europe!
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Reviewed 4 October 2017

You can start the full hike at either Dimitsana (going down) or Stemnitsa (going up). You can also start at or take a detour to Ancient Gortys, via the "Fulling Holes" (part of cloth making) for the Prodromos Monastery. That monastery is fabulous, like something...More

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Reviewed 15 September 2017

The nature paths and the cold waters of the river Lousios, are going to satisfy 100% all nature lovers. Hidden with in the gorge is the Holly monastery of St. Ioannis Prodromos. With the caves from the 300 AD, and the actual monastery structure starts...More

Thank Theodoros P
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Reviewed 24 July 2017

If you like to hike, than this is a great opportunity. The Lousios gorge is not the most spectacular of Greece (mostly as you hardly see the river), but that should not stop you. We did the 12 km-walk from Stemnitsa to Dimitsana (4,5h) with...More

3  Thank D_vid13
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Reviewed 30 May 2017

The hike in Lousios Gorge was just what we’d hoped for. We chose a morning hike to take advantage of the shade and cooler temperatures. The scenery was beautiful, with interesting things to look at along the way to the Prodromou Monastery. We’d gauge the...More

1  Thank Carol B
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Reviewed 6 August 2016

The Louisios Gorge is well worth a visit whatever time of year. It is popular with walkers in the cooler months, but we opted to drive to various spots as it was so hot. We parked and walked about 1km to Prodromos Monastery which is...More

3  Thank Anne W
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Reviewed 31 March 2016 via mobile

We did a beautiful hike in the Lousios Gorge from Prodromou Monastery via the Philosopher's Monastery to Dimitsana. We found a taxi at Dimitsana and for 20 euros it took us to the Prodromou Monastery where we started our hike. It was very nice Rio...More

4  Thank yuvalorna
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Reviewed 31 March 2016 via mobile

We spent a lovely day hiking in the gorge. We parked our car at the Water Power Museum and took a taxi (who we meet at Dimitsana) to the Prodromou Monastery from where we walked back to the Water Power Museum. The trail is very...More

5  Thank OrnaA
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Reviewed 28 February 2016

Travelling across the Pelopponese in our motorhome westward from Naplio we cross into the Lousios Valley. Our first stop is the mountain village at Dimitsana. There are a number of little bars and restaurants lining the main road through the village, it's well worth an...More

4  Thank Mickpamg
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Reviewed 26 September 2015

We wanted to do a shortish walk in the gorge and our B&B owner recommended this one. It takes about 1 hour each way and is a wonderful walk between 2 monasteries both clinging precariously to the sides of a steep gorge. We started our...More

5  Thank amosdublin
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Reviewed 3 August 2015

An incredibly steep gorge, with crystal clear river slashing through it, and towering up above you... A good trail but fairly hard going: we did the 5km walk and I think for many people that would be more than enough. However, if you are a...More

4  Thank rupes_Bath
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