If given a choice between a mountain or sea view, I’d choose mountain view every time. The funny thing is, I lived with a sea view for 4 years in Southern Greece. Fear not though, all was not lost. If I turned away from the sea to face the house, a mountain view appeared. So while local homeowners and tourists alike were happily admiring the sea, I’d grab a seat and face it the other way.
The Taygetos mountain range, stretching 100 km down through the Peloponnese, is truly stunning. With slopes of Greek fir and black pine trees (sadly many of them consumed by the terrible fires of 2007), numerous springs and well-mapped gorges, it’s easy to see why it attracts so many walkers and hikers; especially during early spring when the temperatures are cool and wild flowers are at their best. The tallest peak in this magnificent range is called Profitis Ilias, with a height of 2,407 m.
There’s no denying it, this mountain range is definitely at it’s best when snow-capped.
A trip up the mountains one February was a real treat for hubby and me, even though we weren’t able to venture as far up the mountain as we would have liked.