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Paleokarya

Trikala region in Thessaly is famous for the beauty of its nature. Among the most famous attractions is the bridge and the waterfall of Paleokarya. The waterfall lies in a magical place surrounded by beautiful nature right in front of the old stone bridge of the 16th century. Combined with the bridge, they compose a magnificent, awe-inspiring image.

It's actually not one but two artificial waterfalls. One before and a smaller one right after the bridge. The first is 12m high while the second just 2m. The falling water forms a natural pond where you can take a dip or sit on the rocks and enjoy the view. The water comes from Paleokaritis river that flows through the homonymous gorge - also known as Gropa - and empties into the of Portaikos river. Nearby, there is a watermill still in use and the “dristela”, the place where women used to wash clothes and carpets in the old days.

The waterfall is off the beaten path but worth visiting it. It’s also close to some other local spots like the magnificent stone bridge of Agios Vissarionas in Pyli. It is situated at an altitude of 730m, in the valley of Portaikos, 35 km away from the city of Trikala and 11 km away from the village of Pyli.