Photographer's Note

Το παλαιό πέτρινο γεφύρι του Ατσίχολου, ένα πραγματικό στολίδι της περιοχής. Από εδώ ξεκινά η κατάβαση του Λούσιου ποταμού με ράφτινκγ και καγιάκ.
Πρόκειται για μονότοξο γεφύρι με οξυκόρυφο τόξο και με ένα μικρότερο στην μια πλευρά ως ανακουφιστικό άνοιγμα.

The old stone bridge of Atsicholos, a real jewel!
Loussios river is where Zeus used to bathe himself, in the spectacular densely vegetated gorge and in the river’s crystal clear waters.
The Lousios Gorge is one of the most popular trekking spots in Greece. It combines the unparalleled beauty of the environment with the Greek history as trekkers can visit the unique monasteries built in the steep rocks of the banks and also in the findings of the ancient Greek city "Gortys". You can cross the Gorge following the signposted path that attracts thousands of visitors yearly. You will need about 4 hours starting from the Hydromovement Open Air Museum (which really deserves visiting) of Dimitsana settlement and finishing in Gortys.

The route is easy but needs attention. Although that you start from an altitude of about 900 m and you finish in about 250, you must know that there are a lot of ups and downs. For those who prefer something lighter, you can start your route from the "Moni Philosophou" monastery. In this way you will just have to walk only 2,5 hours and you will also pass from all the beautiful monasteries of the Gorge.

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