Bridge of Portitsa
The stone-built bridge of the 18th century is located west of Spileo, at the exit of the Portitsa gorge, known as Karoutes, in an area of rare natural beauty. Geographically, belongs to the prefecture of Grevena and it is 45 km away from the capital town of the region. It is a great landmark for the area and one of the most unique bridges in Greece as it stands at the entrance of a very narrow gorge, thus creating an impressive scenery. If you are a nature enthusiast, you will definitely love it!
The two massive vertical rocks just behind the bridge, form the entrance of the gorge which is crossed by the Venetikos river, a tributary of Aliakmonas. The bridge serves the needs of the locals to pass from the village of Spilio to the village of Monahiti. It is estimated that it was built in 1743 with funding of the monastery of Spileo, located nearby.
It is made of solid stone, has two unequal arches, with a total length of 30 meters and its height is almost 8 meters. To get to the bridge from the village of Spileo, you have to follow the stone path that starts next to the primary school. It is almost 2 km long, and it takes around 30 mins to hike it. The bridge of Portitsa has been well preserved and has been listed as a monument.