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The Menalon trail traverses the Arcadia mountain range in the center of the Greek Peloponnese.
While the true start of day 1 is in Dimitsana, the additional 500m climb from Elliniko makes it a great day for runners.
The Stemnitsa - Dimitsana stage of the trail is incredible.
You drop into the Louisos Gorge, admire the Monasteries dotted throughout, and bathe in the river.
An afternoon of sensory overload finishes with the approach to Dimitsana, which is home for the night.