The stunning road with overhanging cliffs to Langada Pass in the Peloponnese

Langada Pass is a mountain pass at an elevation of 1,316m (4,317ft) above sea level, located in the Peloponnese region of Greece. The road to the summit is one of the most scenic routes in the region.

Langada Pass

Is the road to Langada Pass paved?

Set high in the Taÿgetos Mountains, the road to the summit is totally paved but not for the faint-hearted. It’s called Route 82 and is said to be one of the most breathtaking roads in Greece.

How long is the road to Langada Pass?

The road is 56km (34.79 miles) long, running east-west from Sparta to Kalamáta. The most dramatic segment begins about 20km (12 miles) west of Sparta, where the road clings to the cliffs of the Langada Gorge.

How challenging is the road to Langada Pass?

The road has hundreds of hairpin turns and overhanging cliffs, with very narrow sections and unlit tunnels carved into the rock. It features a series of tight squiggles alongside the harrowingly deep gorge of the same name, occasionally burrowing under gravity-defiant, nearly horizontal ledges. Tires screech feistily along curves that resemble ribbon candy.

Is the road to Langada Pass worth it?

Tucked away in the southern part of the country, as you steadily climb the dips and inclines of the mountain road, you can readily enjoy a great view of the mountain and the landscape and seascape below.
Pic: George Voutsas