Hiking & Climbing

Helmos Mountain and, in fact, all of Achaia’s mountains are the ideal choice for fans of hiking, climbing, 4x4 trekking, motor-cross, and mountain sports in general.

Both hiking and climbing are activities that will reward hikers and climbers through the beauty of nature they will encounter.  Those who are after tough climbs will have fun with the pleasant challenges along their climb. 
If you are interested in hiking and/or climbing, please let us know in advance prior to your arrival: we will be happy to advise you as to what you should bring along to make your hiking and/or climbing experience a pleasant one.

Interested parties and especially those who are beginners are advised to take an experienced guide along, in groups of 2 to 10 persons for all trails. In those groups, the guide undertakes

responsibility for the appropriate equipment ensuring your safety, carries a first-aid kit, secures mountain guides and hiking sticks, and packs snacks if you wish.

Suggested hiking trails and climbing routes on Kalavryta’s Helmos Mountain:


Path: Kalavrita - Zachlorou


Path: Kalavrita-Kastro (Castle)-Vrahni


Path: Xerokampos - Livadi tou Louka (Luke's Meadow)– Souvardo - Vrahni


Path: Kalavrita-Diakofto


Path: Xerokampos - Lake Tsivlou


Path: Skepasto – Our Lady of Plataniotissa Shrine - Dormition of the Virgin Mary of Makellaria Monastery


Path: Great Cave Monastery – Xerokampos - ‘Panos Polkas’ Helmos Ski Center


Path: ‘Panos Polkas’ Helmos Ski Center - Mountain Shelter - Neraidorachi – Mavrolimni Psili Korfi -Waters of Styx


Path: Peristera (Solos) - Waters of Styx

Description: The hike starts at the village of Peristera (Solos).  Hikers are in for the rare treat of Lake Tsivlou’s breathtaking vistas (700m) nestled within a forest, a few kilometres before the village of Peristera. The route follows a road through a pine forest and continues onto a path leading to the lower part of the Waters of Styx waterfalls.