Greece is a country filled with nature’s bliss. Although some people only focus on the islands and the vast coastline, there is an equally thrilling mainland for travelers to enjoy. Forests and valleys, gorges and rivers, lakes and mountains, these are all elements adding to the spectacular scenery. One of the most impressive aspects of Greek nature, the wow factor in every picture, is undoubtedly the waterfall. As the water drops into the pond, the distinctive splashing sound, the lush greenery, they all complete the magic of waterfalls in Greece!
The waterfalls of Edessa in Northern Greece are perhaps the most famous in the country. The landscapes are mesmeric, with Karanos waterfall being the highest in Greece. It stretches up to 70 meters in height and there is also a double waterfall, called Lamda. The entire area with the water and the verdant scenery is splendid and you are more than welcome to take pictures. Lots of pictures!
Neda Waterfalls are also emblematic, this time in Peloponnese. The river has been named after a Nymph and it is the only river bearing a female name in Greece. It takes some time on foot to reach the waterfalls, but the scenery definitely compensates you. If you are adventurous, you are free to dive into the crystalline waters. But be careful, as the temperatures may drop a lot.
Then, it is time for the Ionian Islands and more specifically Lefkada. Dimosari Waterfalls are located in the picturesque village of Nidri. They are an oasis of freshness, even in the hottest days of the summer. They are not that far from the village, with a footpath that does not require more than twenty minutes to complete.
Samothrace is probably the most unspoiled place in Greece, as it has not been touched by touristic crowds and such. From Mount Saos, water splashes and forms great waterfalls all over the island. And in the deep emerald waters, natural pools are formed. This is quite a spectacle, inviting you to join in and become part of the natural wonder!
Finally, the Waterfall of Fonissa or Neraida in Kithira is hands down jaw-dropping. The entire island is filled with hidden natural treasures. But this is an experience on its own! Close to the magnificent village of Mylopotamos, the waterfalls form an exceptional landscape. And the atmosphere is magical.
Of course, these are just few of the most stunning waterfalls in Greece. There are also amazingly beautiful waterfalls in Pozar Baths and Rhodes Island, Veria and Papigo, Loutraki and Chalkidiki. In fact, every single part of Greece keeps well hidden secrets, waiting to be revealed before your eyes. Just seek them out…