Taygetus (tāĭˈjətəs) [key], mountain range of the Peloponnesus, S Greece, extending c.65 mi (100 km) north from the southern end of Cape Matapan. It rises to c.7,900 ft (2,410 m) at Mt. Hagios Ilias (Mt. St. Elias) SW of Sparta.
The Columbia Electronic Encyclopedia, 6th ed. Copyright © 2012, Columbia University Press. All rights reserved.