Bridge of Paleokarya
The bridge of Paleokarya is located in the settlement of Kato Paleokarya, at Tsibideika. Next to it was Tsibida's inn, which named the location and the bridge, and some houses, all now submerged in the lake created by the dam construction in 1975.
The imposing and beautiful bridge of Palaiokarya, with its two artificial waterfalls, stands there since the 16th century. It is a stone arched bridge with a length of 35 meters. The waterfall behind the bridge is 12 meters high and the water that falls creates a magnificent, awe-inspiring image. The river, passing through this point, is Palaiokaritis and if we continue our route we reach the canyon of Palaiokarya. At this point, we can see a still active watermill and one “dristela” which was the place where women used to wash all the clothes, the carpets etc.
Palaiokarya’s bridge connected Thessaly to Epirus and was a bustling route of that time. Of course, it’s no longer used. We would say, though, that constitutes a monument from the past, perfectly harmonized with the natural scenery around it. The bridge is surrounded by steep high rocks with some low vegetation and trees. In front of the bridge there is a wide open space which is offered for a short stay in the area. Several families and nature lovers choose the site for their spring excursions in nature or even for their outdoor dining.