Megala Tourla

  • Megala Tourla
  • 1935 m
  • Prominence 1111 m
  • Peloponnes, Greece
  • Location: North 37.27811, East 022.61283 (GPS at the summit).
  • Difficulty: YDS class 2.
  • Climbed October 7. 2021.


How to get there:
This mountain is located in a fairly remote area south-east of Tripoli. This trip-report describes an easy access, but the final forest road requires a high clearance 4WD vehicle.
First, locate the location where the forest road branches from a paved road. This is N37.28426, E22.58854. The first part is fairly steep and may be difficult if wet. You climb to a horizontal road that has better quality. Turn left and follow this road north, then more east and again south, climbing to a small chapel located at N37.28724, E22.60653, elevation near 1650 meter. A pretty large, flat area stretches south with the mountain immediately east. Oone may drive to N37.27852, E022.60733, elevation near 1670 meter, this is a good trailhead.
Route description:
From the trailhead, do an ascending traverse heading slightly south of east. You should follow open space between the trees at the lower part. There may be some goat trails, but overall the terrain is easy to ascend. This line should get you pretty high on the final south ridge that you follow on easy ground the last stretch to the summit.
I started at 1340 and ascended to the summit in 20 minutes. The summit marker is broken and lies on the ground nearby. I spent about 10 minutes on top enjoying a fine scenery. Descending back to the car along the same route for an overall trip time of 50 minutes.