In Greece there are many exceptionally beautiful gorges scattered throughout various parts of the country, both on the mainland as well as on the islands. The limestones in the mountains helped to create them from rainwater and from snow that had melted. Rare wildflowers sprouted from the inaccessible walls of the gorges, while many birds found safe places to build their nests.
Kourtaliotiko Gorge, on Crete. Its slopes are full of caves and springs. When the wind blows you can hear clapping sounds – in the local dialect they are called kourtala. This is from where originates the name.
thestolencaryatid: this is the Acheron river. it’s near my father’s village. the water is freezing but shallow and the surrounding air is crisp and thick. i floated downstream for a while and pretended i was on my way to Hades
VISIT GREECE| Vouraikos gorge, a sheer beauty of Achaia (near the picturesque and historic town of Kalavrita in Northern Peloponnese) is adorable and visitable with a little help from Odontotos rack railway.
VISIT GREECE| Acherontas river, the mythical river of #Epirus. Dominated by nuances of green, exciting paths stretch along the river; at times they cross it, as they tread on arched rocky bridges. At a certain point the river narrows between green-clad steep high cliffs that seem to be forming an enormous gate through which the water of the river rushes fiercely; no wonder the legendary name of the spot is “The Gate to the Underworld”.
VISIT GREECE| Kourtaliotiko Gorge, on Crete. Its slopes are full of caves and springs. When the wind blows you can hear clapping sounds – in the local dialect they are called kourtala. This is from where originates the name. #Greece #Crete #gorges #Kourtaliotiko