The waterfalls of Lepida: Near Agios Ioannis (Agiannis) and Platanos Kynouria

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“Lepida Gorge is one of the gorges of the Peloponnese. It is located on Mount Parnonas. [1] Despite its relatively small size, it has a proportionally large waterfall of 70 meters and a smaller 45 meters, which are located at a distance of about 800 meters from each other, following the flow of water. The springs of the waterfalls start from the Xirokambi plateau, between the village of Agios Ioannis and the Holy Monastery of Malevi. The river, descending from the plateau, crosses the gorge and forms small pedestals in its course. [2] [3]

The first waterfall is located at a distance of 3 km from the village of Agios Ioannis. Access to its base is by dirt road and after a short hike on a path of about 200 meters. The second waterfall (eponom Melissi”) is located at a distance of 1.5 km from the village of Platanos, on the road to Astros and at a distance of 19 km from the latter. It is reached after 800 meters of hiking from the nearest highway, following the riverbed. [4] [5]

The ideal time to visit is in the spring, as the flow of water stops during the summer months. Canyoning descents and rappel descents are often organized in the gorge. [6] The castle of Oria is also very close. “ / John Koutogiorgas

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