Starting Point: Neda
Ending Point: Ano Karyes
The trail from Neda to Ano Karyes leaves from the trailhead on the road in Neda, near the taverna and the fountain. After a few hundred meters, when the hiker comes to a fork in the road, with signs, take the right hand path. From here it is a relatively easy hike along an agricultural road uphill 3 km. to the political boundary separating Messenia from Arcadia. Beautiful views of the Neda valley to the west will appear as well as views of the western side of Mt. Lykaion to the northeast. Continuing along the trail the hiker will have excellent views of Mt. Tetrazio to the southwest and eventually Mt. Tayegetos to the south. Another 1.2 km. will bring the hiker to the paved roadway where a choice can be made between turning left to go to the Sanctuary of Zeus at Mt. Lykaion, along the Zeus Trail, or turning right and going into the village of Ano Karyes. The elevation change between Neda and Ano Karyes is 250 m. uphill.