Setting out from Molai, the route takes you through one of the most ideal regions for a family holiday. All along the Laconian Gulf coastline are beaches that have been awarded Blue Flags, and are safe for small children. There is a wide choice of accommodation – hotels, rooms and apartments to rent at attractive prices.

Begin in the centre of Molai, the region’s administrative and business centre, for an easy walk through the Larnaka Gorge leading off from the main square.

Heading south, the road takes you to the Gulf of Laconia at Elia, the closest seaside settlement and a favourite holiday destination.

Recommended beach: Tigania

Continue south through the little town of Papadianika to the seaside resort of Plytra and its neighbouring settlement, Karavostasi. On the coast at Plytra, the ruins of an ancient submerged town are visible just below the surface.

Recommended beach: Pahia Ammos – Plytra

Near the turnoff from Plytra to Neapoli is Palaiokastro, a hill that stands above the surrounding area, with a superb view right across to the island of Kythera.  A marked path leads from the road to the top of the hill and the remains of an old fort.

This route ends at the pretty seaside village of Archangelos, with its Blue Flag beach, fish tavernas and family accommodation.

Recommended beach: Archangelos or Harahia

route molai and asopos

This route makes stops at :

  • Molai
  • Elia
  • Plytra
  • Palaiokastro
  • Archangelos

Total distance from first to last stop:  33 km

Distance from Monemvasia to first stop:  25 km

Distance from Neapoli to first stop:  51 km

Distance from Plytra to first stop:  15 km

Distance from Kyparissi to first stop:  44 km


This route can also be taken in the opposite direction.

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