Mount Geraneia, one of the most outstanding mountain ranges of Peloponesse, is embraced by three gulfs – the Saronian Gulf, the Corinthian Gulf and the Gulf of Alkyonides. Moreover, it’s gifted with one beautiful lakes, Vouliagmeni. From Makriplagi, the highest peak of Geraneia – 1.369m long – the view is absolutely awesome! The mountain forms a 37 km long natural barrier between Central Greece and Peloponesse.
What’s more, Mount Geraneia is enlisted in Natura 2000, the European Net of regions under protection, thanks to its rich fauna and vegetation. There have been traced and recorded approximately 950 different species of plants (lush vegetation, fir & plane trees, oak and myrtle trees, pine trees) and wild animals (jackals, foxes, cranes, eagles, hares ). Spread around the hills, you may find lots of natural springs with crystal water, while, scattered among the pine forest, you can trace one of the numerous monasteries and churches (Agia Paraskevi, Osios Patapios, Agia Marina, Panagia Prathi, Agios Gerasimos).
Advanced preparation & equipment, will help us to be safe and enjoy the mountain.
Α. The Green Route
Route : Charvati (4,5 klm from Loutraki) – Perachora (Saint Vlassis)
East to West
Duration: 14,5 klm, 6 hours
Altitude : 200m-1050m
Description : Ripe fir forest, meadows with beautiful view. Trees and water sources completes a magnificent scenery.
Β. The yellow route
Route : Saint Patapios- Pisia village (South to North)
Duration: 5,7 klm, 3,5 hours
Altitude : 500m-1000m
Description : Northern Gerania valleys overlooking Pisia and Perachora, number of large meadows and dense forest with breathtaking view of Corinth, Peloponnese and Central Greece make up the unique landscape of the area.