Flora of Taygetos summit
Mt Taygetos summit
The classical ascent to Profitis Ilias summit, from mid-June to the end of July, is an ideal option for hikers to admire the unique flora of Mt Taygetos.
Setting off from the Sparti Mountainnering Club mountain hut (EOS) at Varvara locality, wwe pass through the endings of the robust conifer wood with black pines and firs, but soon we meet and climb a steep rocky face. The ascend provides us with the time (and the excuse) to admire plants characteristic of these rocky biotopes, such as the thrift
After this steep section, ascend becomes much smoother, as we cross anextensive meadow at Lakkomata location. Here the place is full of colorful wildflowers: particularly abundant are the St. John’s worts
The course becomes harder again afterwards, as we head towards Zonaria (or Plakes), with the characteristic limestone plates. Plants that will catch our eye in this zone are the low shrubby sandwort
We reach Portes col and we have to climb only the final pyramid to reach the summit. Here the vegetation is much sparser and only a few dwarf compact shrubs grow on the bare rocky ground, such as the spiny
Hiking and nature guide
of Mt Τaygetos
Taygetos topoguide is available for Android devices as an in-app-purchase via the global app topoguide Greece. Taygetos topoguide is a member of the Peloponnese group.
Taygetos topoguide is also available as an in-app-purchase for iOS & iPad devices via the global hiking app Topoguide Greece app. There again, Taygetos topoguide is a member of the Peloponnese group.
topoguide Greece offers active guidance along the trail, as well as an extented guidebook on the geography, the nature and the history of the area.