Kato Selitsa – Prophet Elias
The route Kato Selitsa- Prophet Elias is at an altitude of 1,300 meters and lasts approximately four hours and little more.
In a distance of 7 km away from Kalamata, on the way to Mani, there is the village of Kato Verga, formerly called Kato Selitsa and it is the start of the route Kato Selitsa – Prophet Elias. Shortly after the last houses of the village, we follow the paved path, which climbs to the west of the mountain. After two hours journey from Kato Selitsa to Prophet Elias and after passing a chapel, we reach to the village of Ano Verga (Pano Selitsa). In the village there is a spring from which we can drink water and continue our journey.
The route Kato Selitsa – Prophet Elias continues after the last houses of the village , it ascends smoothly and leads us to the first firs. The view is breathtaking. The Messinian Bay with the beautiful beaches is in front of us. We continue our journey and arrive at the characteristic location “Portes”, where the path leads to the wooded part of the mountain . After a turn on south and being crossed at some point with the forest path, the path leads us to the Prophet Elias, after walking one hour. To the south there is the magical place “Balcony”, where you can gaze at the ridges of Taygetos “falling” in the Messinian Bay.