The fairy’s path
Platanos is built on the slopes of Parnonas, based on a verdant ravine at an altitude of 440 m. It is about 60km away from Naplio and belongs to the prefecture of Arcadia.
The beautiful, unspoilt natural environment of chestnut, pine and fir trees make the environment majestic make the village picturesque and it is declared as a traditional settlement.
Traditional neatly houses, narrow cobbled streets and whitewashed, it has lush & several trees such as pears, cherries and walnuts and abundant waters compose the village and ultimate serenity and tranquility.
Indeed, the unique microclimate of the region favors the coexistence of vegetation rarely found such as: vines, pines, firs, olive, oak trees and rich variety of herbs.
If you find yourself during the spring season at the village Platanos you will have the chance to enjoy the cherry local festival can that you can find handcrafted sweet cherry pies, & tastes based on cherry made and offered from housewives of Platanos.
You can enjoy also the traditional souvlaki & roast pig, with abundant and exquisite wine and off course to dance with the locals traditional music!
If you find yourself during the full moon of August you will have the chance to enjoy the local fool moon festival with also music and traditional food and sweets.
Unfortunately there is no standard scheduled date for the cherry festival so if you are interested to please send us an email (Officially it is announced 1 month prior) or you can visit the web-site of the village: http://www.discoverkynouria.gr/en
Those fests are an excellent opportunity to meet the locals culture & customs.
This path leads to Lepida’s Waterfalls. The path starts about 1km away from the village. It’s a small but beautiful route that goes through & across the river.
We can enjoy the river trekking with the luxuriant area vegetation through the plain trees & in our left & right side the foothills of the mountain full of fir trees.
When we reach the waterfalls the view is amazing. The waters flows with momentum from 40m high & under from the waterfall, there is formed a small blue lake perfect for swimming!
You will never forget this route. .it is like a fairytale!…& who knows you may meet a fairy!
The fairy’s path
Starting point: Platanos village
Distance : 5 km
Duration: About 3 h
Ways of crossing: Οn foot
Season visitation: December-April
Main sights: River trekking, luxuriant vegetation, impressive 40m-high waterfalls, possibility to feel the experience of celebrating with locals the cherry festival or the fool moon festival.
Book your seat, ask details via email: email@example.com
Included: Local English speaking guide, transportation from Nafplio and back, traditional snack, personal insurance
Εxtra activities: Yoga in nature, massage session in nature, reflexology-Ask us about those activities.